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Be one of the first 2,500 developers to publish an Alexa skill during the month of June and get a free Echo Dot.


I was able to create a skill and submit it to be published in about two hours yesterday. If you can read a series of directions [github.com] and replace the strings in a javascript array [github.com] with your own content, you too, could create and publish a skill. My skill provided random "Would you rather"-type scenarios when you interact with it. Hope someone else here can take advantage of this deal!


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What's an Alexa skill?
Alexa,turn on the lights....Alexa,flush the toilet....Alexa wipe my butt....
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Can I ask Alexa to write a skill for me?
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I was able to create a skill and submit it to be published in about two hours yesterday.
Did you, or know if you have to wait until it's fully certified before it's considered "published" and submit the form?
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Did you, or know if you have to wait until it's fully certified before it's considered "published" and submit the form?
Fully certified. Usually takes 24 hours. If not, they email you what is wrong and how to fix it. Then you resubmit. I would be surprised if they are giving away echo dot for just submitting without being published.
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Cool 😎
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Did anyone else have trouble getting their free account created? It said mine was "suspended."
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Can I ask Alexa to write a skill for me?
"I'm not quite sure how to help you with that."
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Do you see a confirmation with your Echo dot or it says your free hoodie? I am not sure what I am getting after all this.
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Do you see a confirmation with your Echo dot or it says your free hoodie? I am not sure what I am getting after all this.
I think the free hoodie was last month's promo. I get the dev emails...
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Do you see a confirmation with your Echo dot or it says your free hoodie? I am not sure what I am getting after all this.
I saw the same thing, but it very clearly states in the terms on that link that it's an Echo Dot device. Probably didn't update it from the last promotion.
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Do you see a confirmation with your Echo dot or it says your free hoodie? I am not sure what I am getting after all this.
Saw the same for hoodie, but took screenshots just in case.
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Wow, creating skills for Alexa is extremely easy, never knew Alexa development was so straight forward. Might try submitting something meaningful later tonight.

For all of you that are not developers and do not know anything about code the linked tutorial is a good start just do basic search on things you might not know or have questions about.

Word of advice for those of you that do not know anything for web development, if you want to get through the tutorial don't ask too many questions just take everything as a truth and follow it. That way you won't get stuck on concepts.

Happy development!

P.S. Don't be that person that is going to 'hire' someone to get a free dot. Either help the community or don't waste your time.
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thank you for posting! thumbs up
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