Alexa Skill Blueprints: Create your own Family Trivia GameToday's major tech stories include a DIY feature for Amazon's Alexa platform, Fortnite's huge first month on iOS and Apple's new iPhone-recycling robot.
This is CNET and here are the stories that matter right now. Amazon announced a new way to make Alexa skills, Blueprints. You don't need to know how to code to create custom skills with Blueprints. It's a series of templates that lets anyone customize voice activities like a family trivia game by filling in the blanks and sending it to your device. Amazon Alexa Blueprints is currently only available in In the US. The Company also revealed its Amazon Prime program surpassed 100 million members, sometime in 2017. Popular battle royal game Fortnite made a huge splash in its first month on mobile. According to app analytics Company, Sensor Tower, Fortnite made $25 million in its first month on IOS devices out-grossing other huge apps like YouTube, Hulu, and Tinder. The game originally launched on PC in September 2017 and made its way to iPhones and iPads on April 1st of this year. Earth Day is April 22nd and Apple got into the ECO spirit by debuting a recycling robot named Daisy. The robot replaces previous robot Liam and will disassemble old iPhones and recover materials to recycle. Apple also combined its trade up and recycling initiatives into one single program called Give Back, which the company feels will make it easier to trade your old iPhone for gift cards or credit for a new device. Stay up to date with the latest by downloading the CNet tech today app in the apple or google play stores.