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Alexa Tip: Keeping Tabs on New Skills

According to Amazon stats, there are roughly 1,000 new Alexa skills created every 7 days. That’s quite a huge chunk. And, like every other app store on the planet there are good skills and junk skills – including at least 50 fart sound skills.

So, how does one stay informed of both the best skills and the newest skills?

Jump out to the unofficial Alexa Skills Store (http://www.alexaskillstore.com/) and sign up for the weekly “Best New Skills” newsletter. And, while you’re there, bookmark the site as it does a much better than job organizing skills than Amazon’s own skill store.

The site is new and there’s some pieces that need work, but its already more valuable locating new skills.


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