The Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) is a collection of free, self-service APIs and for developers to create skills, or capabilities, for Alexa.
Amazon has announced the expansion of the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) and the Alexa Voice Service (AVS), enabling developers to build voice experiences for Alexa customers in India.
The Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) is a collection of free, self-service APIs and for developers to create skills, or capabilities, for Alexa. With ASK, designers, developers, and brands can build skills and reach customers in the US, UK, Germany, and now India. Anyone can design and build for voice, no coding knowledge is required. From daily news updates, to games, to smart-home integrations, developers from India and all over the world are creating voice-first experiences with Alexa. More than 10,000 skills will be available when the service launches to customers in India this month.
AWS has a range of services to help developers build applications with increased flexibility, scalability and reliability. The easiest way for Alexa skill developers to connect their skill to the cloud is to use AWS Lambda, a compute service that runs code only when needed and scales automatically, so there is no need to provision or continuously run servers. Developers can also enhance and scale skills using additional AWS offerings such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon DynamoDB, and Amazon CloudFront.