Alexa, Amazon’s cloud-based voice service has spread like wildfire in popularity. With Alexa, you can build natural voice experiences that offer customers a more intuitive way to interact with the technology they use every day and best of all, is now available on tens of millions of devices from Amazon and third-party device manufacturers.
So, how to hop on the Alexa bandwagon? You can start developing right now and there’s some fine resources out there:
The Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) is a collection of self-service APIs, tools, documentation, and code sample. This is a great place to start!
This on-demand webinar will help to teach you to learn how to design a rich voice user interface (VUI) that offers a faster, easier and more delightful way to do things via voice.
In this course, you will learn how to build conversational Alexa skills using a number of tools, including entity resolution and dialog management. Thousands of developers have already taken this course
Follow Amazon’s Alexa developers through their blog. Developers and Amazon pros share their best practices, hacks, tips, and skills
You can always hang out and lurk around the dev forums to see what people are talking about. This is the perfect opportunity to start building your network
Note, don’t forget to register for the official Alexa developer newsletter from Amazon – below is an official welcome from the Amazon Alexa dev team.