We are excited to announce that now anyone can create and publish an Alexa skill on the Australian Alexa Skills Store using Alexa Skill Blueprints. Skill Blueprints enable you to create and share customised Alexa skills simply by filling in the blanks to one of the dozens of easy-to-use templates, with no coding required. Now you can publish skills created using Alexa Skill Blueprints to the Alexa Skills Store in Australia for customers to discover and use. We have also built new Skill Blueprints specifically for content creators, bloggers, and organisations so they can reach anyone with an Alexa-enabled device.
Distribute Content to Engage with your Customers and Communities
Universities and spiritual organisations can use the new University and Spiritual Talks Skill Blueprints to make their live and recorded audio content accessible on Alexa-enabled devices. Just add your audio feed URL to the Skill Blueprint, customise the welcome and goodbye messages for your skill, and submit your skill for certification. If you are a media outlet, news broadcaster, or a content-heavy organisation that wants to share products or services via Alexa, you can utilise the new Flash Briefing Blueprint to offer fresh daily and weekly content to your customers in Australia. Once your skill is reviewed and published to the Australian Alexa Skills Store, customers can access your live and recorded content, just by asking Alexa.
Bring Your Stories to Life
Budding authors and storytellers can share their talents and publish their short stories or poems with our category of Storytelling Skill Blueprints including Fairy Tale, Sci-Fi, Fable, Adventure and many more. Build immersive storytelling experiences by taking inputs like character name from the listener, and adding sounds and pauses to create an engaging storytelling session.
Create Fun Learning Tools
Whether you are a parent helping your child study or want to teach something you’re passionate about, Blueprints are easy tools to create new ways to learn. Use the Quiz, Flashcards, Facts, and Listening Quiz Blueprints to help teach new concepts, retain information, and prepare for the next exam. Add your content into the Skill Blueprint template without the need for any coding and make learning fun for everyone.
Fun with Personal Blueprints
Skill Blueprints are available in Australia and New Zealand across five different categories: Greetings and Occasions, Fun and Games, Learning and Knowledge, At Home, and Storyteller. You can build your own personal Alexa Blueprints for you and your family members. Choose from a wide range of Blueprints including Inspirations, Family Trivia, Dad Jokes, World’s Best Mum, Birthday Trivia, and more, to engage with Alexa in a fun and entertaining manner. You can choose to keep the skill private, which can only be used through your Alexa account, or share the Alexa skill privately with friends and family.
How to Get Started with Alexa Skill Blueprints
Follow these steps to start creating your skill with Skill Blueprints:
- Select your Blueprint template. Visit blueprints.amazon.com.au to browse the list of Skill Blueprints.
- Click on the template to read its description, including the steps you will go through to create the skill. The Play button and progress bar let you hear a sample of your skill created with that Blueprint.
- Make it yours by adding your own content. Each Blueprint comes with pre-filled content that can be used as-is or customised. You can create, modify and test the skill until you are satisfied with your content.
- Complete your skill and decide whether to keep your skill personal to Alexa-enabled devices associated with your Amazon account, share it with friends and family, or publish it so anyone can discover, use, and review your skill.
There is no limit to the number of skills you can create. Start building your Alexa skill today at blueprints.amazon.com.au. We can’t wait to see what you create.