There are four main steps to create an Alexa skill:
When making a new Alexa skill, it's important to think about your Alexa skill's design. Voiceflow makes it easy to layout the conversational design
of your Alexa skill. From basic concepts like choosing the personality of your Alexa skill to advanced concepts like dialog management, Voiceflow supports and makes the Alexa skill design process easy. For more information on Alexa skill design, checkout the Amazon's Alexa Design Guide here
After Alexa skill design, it's important to add the conversation logic to your Alexa skill to make it a more powerful, and personalized experience. Voiceflow makes conversational logic easy by giving you the tools to add conditions, variables, and expression statements all into your Alexa skill, without coding or needing a developer.
Consequently, it's important to prototype what you've built with other people to be sure it's good and ready for a public release. Voiceflow makes Alexa skill prototyping easy by giving you the ability to test your Alexa skills on Alexa smart speaker devices. If you or your tester doesn't have an Alexa device, you can share a link to test projects in the browser instead.
Building a great Alexa skill is hard, but becomes easier with teamwork. Voiceflow supports team collaboration with advanced features like real-time collaboration and commenting, which allows you to have multiple team members working on your Alexa skill at the same time. With Voiceflow, you can work on your Alexa skills alone, or, invite the whole team to join in and collaborate.
After you've collaboratively designed, prototyped, and built your Alexa skill, it's now time to share it with the world. Voiceflow allows you to publish your Alexa skill to either just your personal Amazon Alexa echo device, with just friends and family with an Alexa device, or to the global Amazon Alexa skill app store.
To do this, all you have to do is link your Amazon account to Voiceflow, enter your Alexa skill name, description, and photo, and you'll be able to publish to the store. Within days, your Alexa skill will go live and allow for millions of people to use and enjoy your creation. With Voiceflow, you can even add advanced features like In-Skill Payments and Purchases, which allows you to monetize your Alexa skills and sell them to others.