You can start playing around with Alexa Blueprints in the USA starting today. You can also use Skill Blueprints to create an interactive adventure story with a child as the lead character, for instance, "Alexa, start Anna's Story".
Blueprints launches today for Alexa users in the United States and includes 20 kinds of skills templates. Alexa Blueprints will let anyone develop skills for Alexa, and they don't even need to learn how to code first. You can use the Houseguest Blueprint to answer guest questions. As for what types of skills can already be created there are options for everything from making "sick burns to roast your friends" to creating a set of flash cards so that you or someone you know can get some help studying for that big test.
You can find the tool at the Amazon Alexa Skill Template website.
After you've filled in your own content, you name it and publish with a click. We've been very interested to see interactive audio stories start to take off on the smart speaker, and it could be very interesting to see an established author attempt to tell a story through Alexa.
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These custom responses can be created at blueprints.amazon.com, reports TechCrunch. Instead, you just ask your questions. The skills and responses you create with Alexa Skill Blueprints will be available instantly on the devices associated with the user's account.
"The downside to this is that people who want to do illicit things could now have access, writing skills for Alexa or accessing what has been provided to the devices", warned Recon Analytics' Entner. The most ambiguous and easiest to play around with is the custom Q&A blueprint, which lets you program Alexa to provide a specific answer to a custom question.
The downside at the moment is that Blueprints is only available in US English, so you're going to have to change the language settings if you want to give it a go.