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Amazon Celebrates 10k Alexa Skills Milestone

In a relatively short time, Amazon’s Alexa Skills database has exploded. With 100’s of new skills created each week, the Skills store now had over 10,000 add-on options.

The company today is announcing the milestone and providing some interesting details, including…

  • Beat the Intro has the honor of being the 10,000th skill published. It’s a music game by Musicplode Media that tests your knowledge and love of music.
  • Customers love to play voice-based games and some of the highest customer-rated skills continue to be interactive games. The Magic Door and Jeopardy! are two customer favorites. One of our recent API mashup contest winners also created a video game companion skill that turned Alexa into a Star Trek-like space ship interface.
  • The top 5 categories of skills, in descending order are: News, Gaming, Education/Reference, Lifestyle and Novelty/Humor.
  • There are now tens of thousands of developers building skills for Alexa.

Like any app store, the Alexa Skills “store” has good and bad apps, with the majority, unfortunately, being near useless or providing functionality that has limited value.

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