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System Function APIs

Explore System Function APIs available in the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK), which enable you to expand your Alexa skill’s capabilities by leveraging features from Alexa.

System Function APIs

Engage Your Audience Outside Your Skill

Event Notifications

Send notifications about weather, sports, content, and more to customers who have granted permissions.

Reminders

Enable customers to set and manage reminders to help them remember important tasks or events.

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Use Built-in Alexa Functionality

Timers

Use the Alexa Timers API so that your skill can create and manage timers for your users.

Lists

Allow customers to manage shopping and to-do lists from within your Alexa skill.

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Use Functionality from Other Skills

Skill Connections

Skill connections enable a skill to use another skill to perform a specific task, so you can do more for your customers by extending your skill's abilities with minimal changes. Examples of skill connections include printing, ordering a taxi, or making a dinner reservation.

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Latest Feature Updates for System Function APIs

 

Date Name Summary Locale Availability Links Release Type

3/16/2020

Timers API

 

 

 

Add timers capabilities to your skills with the Timers API

 

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Alexa Blog

Documentation

Generally Available

12/11/2019

Custom Tasks (preview) and Direct Skill Connecitons

Create custom connected skill experiences with tasks (preview) and direct skill connections

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Alexa Blog

Documentation

Preview

11/8/2019

Voice Permissions for Reminders

Customers can now use voice to give your skills permission for reminders

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Alexa Blog

Documentation

Generally Available

7/1/2019

Skill Connections

Improve productivity by outsourcing tasks to other skills with Skill Connections, now Generally Available

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Alexa Blog

Generally Available

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