Amazon, apparently, made it too easy to develop new Alexa skills to get SWAG, because the company has instituted a new stipulation for August.
This month, you can still get a Dot and a pair of socks for developing and publishing a new Alexa skill, you just can’t use Amazon’s templates to do it. Amazon’s skill building templates make it easy (maybe, too easy) for anyone to create new skills in 10 minutes or less. However, in doing so, the company’s skills database has become diluted. Its true. If you look at the new skills created in the past couple months – most of them are junk.
The latest program runs from August 1st to August 31st.
After creating and publishing a new skill in the developer portal, you need to submit your skill and personal information in a form: https://developer.amazon.com/alexa-skills-kit/alexa-developer-skill-promotion
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