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New Tool For Evaluating Your Skill Logo

Submitted by Peter on Sun, 19/03/2017 - 00:42

When creating a skill 1 of the often overlooked aspects is the design of the logo. I have been guilty of this myself and ended up with an image that did not work out so well.

An issue that I had not considered originally was the fact that Amazon encase the skill logo in a circular frame. This will leave some aspects of the original image hidden and it is of course important that vital aspects of your logo are not contained within these hidden regions.

New Alexa Skills Contest

Submitted by Peter on Wed, 01/03/2017 - 20:40

Dev Post logoI completely missed this after the original announcement however Amazon have announced a new Skills contest. This time the contest is in partnership with Dev Post.

The contest is extremely open and any type of skill can be submitted providing the skill is unique. The overall prize value for this contest is a whopping $40,000.

Alexa Skill Milestone Reached

Submitted by Peter on Mon, 27/02/2017 - 22:18

The Amazon Alexa team recently posted on the Alexa blog. The Amazon Echo was initially released on November 6th 2014 to Prime members (and June 23rd 2015 for non Prime users). To have achieved sp many skills in such a short period of time is made even more impressive by the fact that skill developers currently cannot monetise their skill.