Over the past year, there have been many stories of device manufacturers working on implementing Alexa into their devices. These ranged from the Lenovo Smart speaker right through to Ford Cars.
On August the 17th Amazon finally released the Alexa Voice Service Device Software Development Kit (SDK) for commercial use. The SDK provides a myriad of libraries written in C++ which handle the processing of audio input as well as providing a persistent connection with the Amazon Voice Service (AVS).
Although the SDK has only just been released Amazon has been working closely with more than 50 manufacturers in creating the SDK through an invite only preview.
The SDK will, of course, encourage device manufacturers to integrate their devices with Alexa, many of these will use the Amazon Skills database which will help encourage more skills to be created due to an increase in user base.
For more information regarding the SDK visit the projects Github page.