Amazon has now released a skill just for Alexa developers. Called “Dev Tips,” the new skill allows those working on skill building the ability to query their devices directly for help with functions, API calls, etc.
I can tell you, this would have been a valuable tool during our recent Alexa Hackathon at IT/Dev Connections 2017. We instructed our Hackathon teams this year to product an Alexa skill that could read Windows Server logs and notify on potential security issues. Watch below what the teams were able to produce in less than 48 hours. I’m sure the Dev Tips skill would’ve either allowed them to get further along or work quicker.
We’ll be hosting another Alexa Hackathon for the 2018 conference. Join us in Dallas, October 15-18, 2018! We’re already considering tying Dallas, BBQ, and Alexa together for a very unique new skill. Registration will open soon at: http://itdevconnections.com
Alexa is available for Amazon devices Echo, Echo 2, Dot, Tap, Echo Spot, Echo Plus, Echo Show, Echo Look, Echo Connect, Dash Wand, Fire tablets, and Fire TV, Amazon Fire TV Edition TVs, in the Music app, but also on iOS, Android, and the web with Reverb.ai.
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