Building Alexa Skills can seem difficult at first, but with right resources and guidance, anyone can create a skill. Our beginner's guide to building Alexa skills answers basic questions about skills and skill development, helps you decide what to build, and shows you where to start. Get step-by-step instructions on creating a simple skill, with tips on design, coding, testing, and certification. Start learning today, no experience required.
In this course, you will learn fundamentals of Alexa skills and voice design. You will learn about how customers use skills, and discover key resources to guide you as you begin. This course will set you up for success as you start your skill builder journey.
Duration : ~ 1 hr
In this course, you will learn to use the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) developer console to create a simple custom skill. Follow alongwith simple step-by-step instructions to learn the steps, and then use your hands-on experience to build your own skill.
Duration : ~ 2-3 hrs
This course teaches you the fundamentals of Alexa skill certification. You learn to recognize and navigate around common challenges to make sure that your skill successfully passes the certification process.
Duration : ~ 45 min
Join our Chief Technical Evangelist Jeff Blankenburg for an introduction to skills, how they work, and what you'll need to know as you get started building your own.
Learn how to design, structure, and test a skill's voice model to effectively capture the user scenarios you want your skill to handle.
Learn how to implement the code required for your skill to respond to a user, tying in the design of your interaction model and including data elements to add interesting capabilities.
Learn the steps required to prepare your skill for submission to be certified, how to track your skill's performance with analytics, and highlight some key features to improve the customer experience.
In our Alexa Innovators series, we catch up with developers, founders, and influential creators to see how they got started and leveraged Alexa to optimize their products through skills.
In this video series, we sit down with successful Alexa developers to hear stories about their journey with voice and the skill creation process. These unscripted and authentic conversations provide you with best practices, expert tips, industry trends and insider secrets into what has worked for them—and what hasn't.