Skills can be listed in multiple categories on alexa.amazon.com and that means that one cannot count skills accurately using category counts. So, I'm using, for now, the skill listing repo from @dale3h to get the count.
There were 1,582 skills live in alexa.amazon.com at 8:00 AM EDT, Friday, July 8.
190 more than June 24. +8%/wk
On Oct 16, 2015, there were 21 skills.
Highly Starred Repos - GitHub
Here's a few highly starred GitHub repos that you can/should leverage.
- https://github.com/johnwheeler/flask-ask - Python
- https://github.com/anjishnu/ask-alexa-pykit - Python
- https://github.com/amzn/alexa-skills-kit-java - Java
- https://github.com/AreYouFreeBusy/AlexaSkillsKit.NET - .NET