COMMENT

Welcome to Issue #24 and welcome to the expanding world of Echo-ish devices. Amazon has announced the Echo Dot and the Amazon Tap. The rumors were true!

The Echo is still Sold Out. Currently scheduled to be in stock on March 12.

Drop me a note if you find or create any great resources for ASK/AVS Developers.

Mark Carpenter

NEWS






SKILLS

Live Skill Count

There were 328 skills live in alexa.amazon.com at 7:30 AM ET. 20 more than last week. +7%

On Oct 16, 2015, there were 21 skills.


In-Skill Revenue

Starlanes has released version 2.2 of thier Alexa Skill based game. This update introduces in-game currency, ways to earn it, and things to spend it on.

In-app purchases drive the iOS app world of revenue. A quick look at the top grossing app listing shows that they are all free to download apps. Is this the future of Alexa Skills?

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CURRENT VERSION

Current Device Software Version: 3077 (no change from last week)

ONE MORE THING...

"Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries"

- James A. Michner