Amazon introduces an new easy Alexa skill builder.
If you're watching this video, and your Amazon smart speaker can hear this, you might want to mute the microphone because I'm going to say come and wake boards frequently.
Are we good?
Amazon just introduced the ability for anyone to create their own Alexa skills without needing to know how to code at all.
If you go to blueprints.amazon.com you'll be able to try the new online tool.
The first step is to pick a blueprint.
Amazon has over 20 of them at this time, with more coming.
You can create a custom a Q&A, an interact fairy tale, quizzes and more.
After you choose one, you'll see a description of what the skill is.
When you click the make your own button, you'll be brought to step two.
Filling out forms.
Certain blueprints require more customization than others.
The last step is naming the Alexa skill.
Once that's all set, all of the Equa devices associated with your Amazon talents will have access to your custom skill.
You can also go back and edit your skill if you want.
You can go to the blueprints page, then click skills you've made, then choose the skill.
You can edit or delete your skill from there.
Amazon says personal skills are private and will only work when someone opens a skill on your devices.
This feature is exclusive to users in the US for now.
I tried out a few myself, including the pet-sitter skill which would give customized information about my pet.
Tory the super dog, it really is as easy as Amazon claims it is.
How many times did I say Alexa or Amazon, not counting those two?
I'm Iyaz Akhtar and I think it's safe to un-mute your Amazon mics.