Now that you’ve learned the broad strokes of the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK), dive into the details. Explore voice design best practices and learn tips for creating engaging and habitual experiences. Understand the technical differences between the skill types. Browse our collection of Application APIs, tutorials, SDKs, tools, and latest features to help you build.
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From ideation, to brainstorming concepts, to using situational design to map out the voice interaction, building engagement through sounds, through to creating a voice experience using the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK), learn by watching these on-demand videos.
|Skill Type||Custom Skills||Smart Home Skills||Flash Briefing Skills||Music Skills||Video Skills||Education Skills|
|Create your own voice experience.||Build voice-forward products for smart home and voice-enable them.||Provide customers with news headlines.||Enable customers to stream your music catalog.||Enable customers to stream your video catalog.||Enable parents and students to request information about school.|
|Custom (developer-defined)||Pre-built (Amazon-defined)||Pre-built (Amazon-defined)||Pre-built (Amazon-defined)||Pre-built (Amazon-defined)||Pre-built (Amazon-defined)|
Application Logic APIS
|Request||Custom (based on interaction model)||Smart Home Skill API||Flash Briefing Skill API||Music Skill API||Video Skill API||Education Skill API|
|Response||Text to speech, pre-recorded audio, multimodal display||Device control||RSS feed readout||Music stream||Video stream||Student information|
|SDKs||Python, Node.js, Java||✖||✖||✖||✖||✖|
|Interaction Model Testing||✓||✖||✖||✖||✖||✖|