What is an Alexa Skill?
Alexa is Amazon’s voice assistant implemented in devices like the Amazon Echo.
Alexa skills are voice-driven capabilities that you can enable, disable, and customize. Users can order food, plan a vacation, and send hands-free text messages, all with the sound of their voice.
The Market Is Growing – Exponentially
That’s a 60% increase in users in just 2 years!
Big Businesses Are Launching Their Skills
Alexa skills are likely to become the new “app”, and big businesses know it.
Large companies like Uber, Starbucks, and Spotify have all jumped on board – and many more are doing the same!
Gartner predicts that 75% of US households will have smart speakers by 2020.
We’re ahead of the game. View BeachCast, the Alexa skill we just launched.
Planning a trip to the beach? Enable BeachCast on your Amazon device and Alexa will tell you everything you need to know for the perfect beach getaway, from the UV index to water temperature and wind speed. Try it out!
Competition Is Still Low
There are currently around 57,000 skills available. Unlike the crowded app market, Amazon skills is still in its infancy. Meanwhile, voice search is growing. Accenture found that nearly 40% of Americans own and use a voice-enabled digital assistant.
This is a golden opportunity to stay ahead of the curve.
Alexa Skills Can Be Used To Do Just About Anything
Here are some of the top rated skills of 2017
- Smart Home
- Games, Trivia & Accessories
- Music & Audio
Ready to get started? Here’s what Sweet Rose Studios can do for you
We’ll brainstorm everything you need to create an Alexa skill people will want to use, from the content of your skill to promotion.
Watch your Alexa skill come to life without having to code a thing! We’ll do the work to ensure your skill is tailored to serve your customers’ needs.
This is the exciting part – we’ve finished building your skill, now it’s time to share it with the world! You’re now one step ahead of the competition.
Having an Alexa skill doesn’t mean much if nobody knows about it. Don’t let it be your best kept secret. Our team will craft a customized promotion strategy for maximum impact so that people will know to use your skill.
A “Flash Briefing” is a function of Alexa that delivers customized audio content like the news, interviews and more. Our team will help you create Flash Briefings so that your business can become a part of your customer’s daily routine.