Once you've designed your voice interaction, you're ready to start building your skill. Alexa is based in the cloud so she’s always getting smarter and customers never have to download updates to your skill.
You can build and host most skills for free with AWS Lambda, which is free for the first one million calls per month. You can also apply for AWS promotional credits if you incur AWS charges related to your skill.
Add voice to your big idea or existing service. Build a custom interaction model and enable customers to call an Uber, order pizza, look up information, and more—all hands-free with voice.
Enable customers to stream your music catalog on any device with Alexa built-in. Take advantage of Amazon’s music skill voice model to deliver a reliable, high-quality experience.
You can also apply for promotional credits that cover some Amazon Web Services (AWS) usage charges, and take advantage of third-party tools and agencies.
Adding visual elements and touch can make your voice-first experiences even more delightful, engaging, and easy to use. Design, build, and deploy visually rich experiences to tens of millions of Alexa devices with screens. Use the Alexa Presentation Language to create voice-first, visual Alexa skills that adapt to different device types, including Echo Show, Echo Spot, Fire TV, Fire Tablet, and more. Apply for the preview.
After you’ve built your skill, test it to make sure it’s working as intended. And gather user feedback to resolve issues and make improvements before you launch.