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Publish an Alexa Skill in NOVEMBER to receive a hoodie & a chance to get a free Echo Dot

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Got skills? Bring your big idea to life with Alexa and earn perks through our new tiered rewards system. US developers – we are gearing up for the holiday season and would love to see your best holiday-themed skill. Publish a skill in November, and receive a limited-edition Alexa Skills developer hoodie. We've got a new quirky design on the way. Non-US developers, check out our other promotions in the UK, Germany, and India.

If 100 unique users use your skill in its first 30 days in the Alexa Skills Store, you can also apply to receive a free Echo Dot to help you make Alexa even smarter. Use our templates to get started quickly, then build the skill of your daydreams. Once you publish your skill, don't forget to share it to increase usage and engagement.

All skill types are eligible for this promotion. See terms and conditions.

Looking for inspiration? Download our new guide: 7 Tips on Building Standout Alexa Skills. You should also explore the Alexa Skills Store and our case studies gallery to see what others have built with Alexa. Log in to the developer portal and start building your new skill today.

https://developer.amazon.com/alex...-promotion

This month's promotion is like the September and October promotions, except that everyone who publishes a skill can get a hoodie , instead of a pair of socks or a hoodie. The requirements for getting the free Echo Dot look the same: get 100 unique users within 30 days.
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>>Use our templates to get started quickly, then build the skill of your daydreams. Once you publish your skill, don't forget to share it to increase usage and engagement.

Sounds like this is a lot more open than the previous promotions? Usually they disqualify skills built from templates.
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>>Use our templates to get started quickly, then build the skill of your daydreams. Once you publish your skill, don't forget to share it to increase usage and engagement.

Sounds like this is a lot more open than the previous promotions? Usually they disqualify skills built from templates.
They also allowed any templates, including the fact skill template, for the September and October promotions, because you don't get a free Echo Dot unless you get 100 unique users within the first 30 days for any of the promotions since September.
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Note that it appears to have to be a "holiday-themed" skill to qualify.
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Note that it appears to have to be a "holiday-themed" skill to qualify.
The terms and conditions below the form don't mention anything about the skill having to be holiday-themed, and they should if this is a requirement. They changed the language in the description at the top of the page, but in either the original version that I posted, or the current version, the word "holiday" only appears in one sentence, currently, "US developers, get ready for the holidays by building your best holiday-themed skill." The very next sentence hasn't changed: "Publish a skill in November, and receive an Alexa developer hoodie featuring a brand new design." It seems to me that they're asking people to make holiday-themed skills, but not actually requiring it.
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The terms and conditions below the form don't mention anything about the skill having to be holiday-themed, and they should if this is a requirement. They changed the language in the description at the top of the page, but in either the original version that I posted, or the current version, the word "holiday" only appears in one sentence, currently, "US developers, get ready for the holidays by building your best holiday-themed skill." The very next sentence hasn't changed: "Publish a skill in November, and receive an Alexa developer hoodie featuring a brand new design." It seems to me that they're asking people to make holiday-themed skills, but not actually requiring it.
Cool! I've been wanting to work on a skill, but it's not holiday themed, nor can it be.. might still go for it. Thanks!
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Cool! I've been wanting to work on a skill, but it's not holiday themed, nor can it be.. might still go for it. Thanks!
To be safe, I asked in Amazon's Alexa developer forums if the holiday theme was just a suggestion, instead of a requirement, and they confirmed that it was only a suggestion.
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3-4, weeks til perk! Thanks op!
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Anyone have an idea of what the hoodie looks like ?
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Anyone have an idea of what the hoodie looks like ?
They say something about it being a new design, like they did for the October t-shirt. I still don't know what that will look like, and probably won't until it arrives. Same goes for the September Echo Dot developer skin, which they're sending later, separately from the Echo Dots. The only designs they seem to have shown from the start were the socks for July through September.
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wrote my skill "When is Hanukkah".

Thanks skill is being certified now.
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wrote my skill "When is Hanukkah".

Thanks skill is being certified now.
If it just tells you when Hanukkah is, Alexa can already tell you that by itself. It could make it hard to qualify for the Echo Dot.
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Agreed, I wanted the sweatshirt Wink skill has been certified
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Use dashbot.io [dashbot.io] to learn from user interactions and further improve your skill. A FREE must-have tool if you are trying to get that Echo Dot! Thank me later developers :]
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Hoodie was shipped today, still waiting to hear on the echo.
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