Through delivering webinars and providing best practices content, Amazon has been working hard to ensure that developers can get their skills certified in a timely manner. In the latest example, an Alexa skill developer may have set the record from development to certification, as a new skill has been released to the Alexa skills catalog just hours after a news piece hit the wires.
Around midnight on May 31, 2017 President Trump delivered a new tweet, this one apparently the victim of a bad spellcheck.
The tweet: “Despite the constant negative press covfefe“
The tweet has since been deleted, but not until it sent the Internet ablaze. Reddit exploded with redditors trying to come up with the best definition for the word “covfefe.”
But, from the time the tweet was sent and then deleted, a new Alexa skill called “Covfefe” has shown up in the Alexa skills store.
The description: Now Alexa can help you unravel the mystery of covfefe! You no longer need to worry about looking like a total LOSER in front of your friends and family. Learn what covfefe means to impress your colleagues during the overnight shift, your alcoholic Uncle Jerry, and your dog with your command over the English language.
Once the skill is enabled, you can ask Alexa things like:
“Alexa, ask president trump what is the definition of covfefe”
“Ask president trump for the definition of covfefe”
“Ask president trump the meaning of covfefe“
The responses are different each time, essentially providing the same function as those redditors trying to define the meaning of the word.
So, it appears someone was listening to Amazon’s push to educate about skill certification speed. Kudos.
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