Amazon lets you create customized skills with Alexa Skills Blueprints

Amazon's new 'Alexa Blueprints' let anyone create custom Alexa skills and responses

Alexa Blueprints allow you to create simple Skills without coding

"Alexa Skill Blueprints is an entirely new way for you to teach Alexa personalized skills just for you and your family", said Amazon's Alexa Vice President Steve Rabuchin.

But helpful guides aren't the only skills users can create, as it's clear Amazon wants to keep Blueprints casual. Just fill in the blanks and your Blueprints skill can be made and launched in a matter of minutes.

Essentially the system works by sending you through a series of templates that will walk you through the entire process, letting you develop games, learning tools, stories, and more.

To build more in-depth custom business skills, Alexa developers will need to leverage the Skills API and custom code.

Amazon has released their "Alexa Blueprints" to the public that will enable anyone to create their own Alexa skills at home.

There are three sections to a template: Content, Experience, and Name. We've been very interested to see interactive audio stories start to take off on the smart speaker, and it could be very interesting to see an established author attempt to tell a story through Alexa.

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Once you've done that you can then pick from a variety of templates (aka blueprints) and begin crafting your own responses.

Amazon has set up a web-based app store of sorts where users can browse and customize the blueprints.

The opening of Alexa skills to non-coders will help Amazon gain an edge over rivals Google Home and Apple HomePod.

The capabilities Alexa has are way more than any other assistants out there. That means questions people might ask Alexa, and all the answers she'll respond with.

Are there any example custom Alexa Skills?

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