COMMENT

Welcome to issue #45. The skill count is back, thanks to a tip from one of you! There are over 2,000 skills now. Wow.

Amazon shipped a visual tool that helps folks build skills. I expect more of this in the future as it will pull in more skill creators (visual tools reduce the learning curve), and, certainly, Amazon wants to grow that group. I fit this profile too - I am eager to see the universe of Alexa developers grow.

Thanks for reading and letting others know about us - that helps! If you find or create any great resources for ASK/AVS Developers, drop me a note.

Mark Carpenter

NEWS



SKILLS

There were 2,194 skills live in alexa.amazon.com at 10:00 AM EDT, Friday, August 5.

488 more than July 15 (three weeks ago). +8%/wk

On Oct 16, 2015, there were 21 skills.

NOTE: Many thanks to Quentin at http://www.alexaskillstore.com for the tip on how to get the current count. Which is to search for skills in alexa.amazon.com using the * (asterisk - the wildcard character in SQL). So simple!

CODE

TOOLS


CONTROL THIS

CURRENT VERSION

Current Device Software Version: 3417. No change from last week.

ONE MORE THING...

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