Earlier this month, we announced that Amazon Echo and Alexa were coming to India. Customers and developers in India who purchased Amazon Echo devices through the invite-only program will now start receiving their devices from November, 2017.
As a developer, you can teach Alexa new skills using the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK). ASK is a collection of self-service APIs, tools, documentation and code samples that make it fast and easy for anyone to create voice experiences.
If you would like to create something from scratch, our templates are a great place to start. Alternatively, if you already have an English (US) or English (UK) skill, you can easily add English (IN). Check out this post to learn how to update your skills for India.
If you don’t have an Alexa-enabled device, you can use Echosim.io by iQuarius Media to test skill invocations and simulate the customer experience using your skills with English (IN).
Developers who publish an Alexa skill this month can get a free limited edition Alexa developer t-shirt. Learn more and start building today to get your t-shirt.
Join us at an upcoming event to learn more about the Alexa Skills Kit. There are various types of regular events for developers, including webinars, workshops, and more.
We can’t wait to see what you build. Please share your innovations with us on Twitter @alexadevs.