My previous means of counting the number of live skills is no longer working, given the change in the skill listing. So, I'm searching for the best path ahead, and I'm open to suggestions. For today's count, I simply totaled the number of skills listed in each category. That's the number at the top of each category. But that total is 1,656. And that's a single week increase of 264 skills or 19%. Is this the correct number? Let me know what you think.
There were 1,656 skills live in alexa.amazon.com at 8:00 AM EDT, Friday, July 1.
264 more than June 24. +19%/wk
On Oct 16, 2015, there were 21 skills.