Today, there are more than one million registered developers, brands, and device makers building with Alexa. These developers are building new experiences to connect with the rapidly growing number of customers.
On a daily basis, we see developers build voice skills for customers across a wide variety of categories: from music and games to lifestyle, education and health. One of the questions we get from developers relates to the best ways for coming up with ideas for a new Alexa skill. In this article, we will provide tips that will help you come up with ideas for creating voice skills that will resonate with customers. We’ve seen high demand from customers for skills in a wide variety of categories such as music, games, education, humor, productivity, and experiences developed for smart vehicles.
No matter the skill category, here are three steps to develop ideas for skills that keep customers coming back again and again.
You can visit the Alexa Design Guide to get best practices and recommendations, as well as examples and assets that will help you craft compelling experiences for your customers. These actionable tips draw on years of customer feedback, and will and help you create a high-quality skill.
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Once you have your skill idea, review the different skill types to understand your design and format options. Then, when you’re ready, get started with skill building here!