Amazon today has announced a new program for Alexa Skill developers where if the skill utilizes Amazon’s cloud service, AWS, the developer can earn promotional credits for usage charges.
We’re happy to announce a new program that makes it free for you to build and host most Alexa skills using Amazon Web Services by offering AWS promotional credits to eligible developers. This program gives you access to the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform to create and scale engaging skills for Alexa. Now, developers with a published Alexa skill can apply to receive AWS promotional credits to be used toward AWS usage fees associated with their skill. All qualifying developers will receive a $100 AWS promotional credit to start, and can earn an additional $100 per month in AWS promotional credits when their skill incurs AWS usage charges – making it free for developers to build and host most Alexa skills.
You must supply an Amazon developer vendor ID, an AWS account ID, and your email address.
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