Steps to Build a Custom Alexa Skill


Three years of Echo speakers growth led to the communication between the man and the computer. Amazon has now launched its products in the Indian market. The company has introduced Echo, Echo Dot and Echo Plus devices with the main feature of Alexa.

Alexa is based on the Amazon’s voice service, and Amazon is the main force behind the tens of thousands of devices. Besides providing a lot of skills to customers, Alexa creates a more personalized experience. Even a simple user who does not know more about coding is a joyful message that can easily create the above capabilities.

With the Amazon Skills Kit offered by Amazon to designers, developers, and brands can engage in the construction of skills and reach new customers. Generally, ASK(Amazon Skill Kit) is a combination of self-service application programming interface, tools, documenting and coding samples, and provides you with quick and easy access to Alexa skills.

It is noteworthy that in the meantime, there are tens of thousands of skills already available in India by Brands and other creative designers and developers such as Saavan, Zomato, Times of India, OLA and Goibibo.

Whatever, however, let’s see how to build up the Eco devices skills

Things to know

Before you start this, you need to know that there are different types of skills (option, smart-home, video and so on), and different types of services are now required:

AWS Lambda (an Amazon Web service) is a service that helps run codes in the cloud without any administrative servers. Your code will send user requests to Alexa, that code will check your request and send out any necessary actions (such as exploring information on the Internet), and then send replies. Furthermore, the lambda functions can be written in JS, Java, Python or C #.

Alternatively, you can write a web service and host it with any hosting provider. Requests made through HTTPS will be accepted by the Internet Service. In this case, Alexa sends requests to your web server and sends the required actions and replies. You can write your web service in any language.

Apart from how you have created service, you can also set up a custom communication system. This means that you can handle custom requests and users will be able to comment on those requests.

First, we will be involved in building Alexa skills.

Prepare your Alexa ability

As an initial step, Amazon can prepare your Alexa Skill from the Alexandra Skills site. Go to the site and start Sign In.

1. Click the “Alexa” buttonAlexa Skill Kit.

2. Start by clicking the Start button below the Alexa Skills Kit.

3. Next, click Add a new skill at the top right of the screen. So you can reach the first page of your new Alexa talent.

4. Fill in the information screen.

Screen Information: Using this information, your skill is detected and know how your skill to interact with Alexa. It is a straightforward start.

Fill these. Skill to explain efficiency behavior by setting up a “custom model” As a “test”, as an initial name or phrase, we can use our skill to use “test bot” as a name, to be easily detected. For example, “Hey Alexa, check the test bot (a phrase) and when you’re ready, press the Next button on the bottom right.

5. After completing this information, click Next to the Contact Module area

6. Click on the Beta release button to configure the skill. So release a new skill structure.

Prepare your contact model

Next, the relationship model explains how Alexa hears and interacts with you. Now let’s look at how we explain the phrase. “Hey Alexa, ask for a test bot (you can write anything you like)” and a question or question should be made at the end of what we expect Alexis to do.


Objectives can be thought of different activities that can indicate your skill. They can mean phrases based on accents (see below) and can span slots with these accents (changeable).

For our purpose, a purpose morphology is required. So let’s set the basic one with a purpose called “Hello World”. You can take a copy of the layout on the left. It’s going to be a very simple accent (pumping function).


Pronunciation is a motivational phrase that asks Alexa to refer to a specific purpose. We use the phrase “How Are You” to encourage our Hello World phrase.

We have to set up the communications model at the beginning. We are now ready to write a code for Alexa skill.
1. Click on the “Add +” button on the capacity structure. It is located near the top left of the destination to the aims located at the left end.

2. In the message box provided, the new intended name is GetNewFactIntent. Enter the intended click button.

3. Add 10 – 15 sample accents for your purpose. These are the things to be offered by a user to fulfill this purpose. Here are some samples: Give a single thing, tell a thing, say something, spell the thing.

4. Click on Save the Layout button and click on the Configure Layout button.

5. If your contact model is successfully configured, click the configuration button to move to the configuration area. As the next step of this guide, we are going to create our lambda functionality through the Etablus developer terminal. But keep this browser open. Because we have to come back to this page.

Write and test the code for your skill

To create the primary coding work for your ability, a service is required to accept and answer the requests from Alexa’s service.

For a quick start, you need to create an edible lambda function to assign the service to your ability. EtablesLMDA is a service that enables your dash to run in the cloud without any managerial services.

Alternatively, you can build a web service for your ability and provide it with a cloud provider.

1. Go to and sign in on the console. If you do not already have an account, you need to create a new account.

2. Go to “Services” at the top of the screen, click and type “lambda” in the search box. You can find Lamda in the list of services. This is the “compute” section.

3. Check your section. AWHLA LAMDA, with Alex’s Skills Kit, operates only in two areas. These include: the eastern part of the United States (N.Vervarina) and Europe (Ireland). Make sure you choose the closest part of your customers.

4. Click on the “Create a Lamp Function” button. It will appear on the top of your screen. (If you do not see this button, you will still find that you have not created a lambda function, click the blue button “Start” that appears in the middle of your screen.)

5. Select the blueprint called “Alexa-skill-kit-SDK-factskill”. Amazon has created a selection that will give you the ability to setup your skill. Find a blueprint using the search box provided to us. This blueprint adds Alexa-Esteeke to your lambda activity. So you do not have to upload it yourself.

6. Build your motivator. Click on the filter box, select the Alexa Skills Kit from the list. If you do not have Alexa skills kit on the list, go back to step 2.

7. Configure your activity. On this screen, Amazon will release important parts of the Lambda process. These values are only visible to you, and you need to make sure your activity is meaningful. If there is no other idea for a name, “space spots” is sufficient.

8. In the lambda function line box, the drawn line should be copied and edited. You must delete the contents of the line box and paste the new line contents.

9. Set up your lambda functional role. Amazon provides a comprehensive rehearsal to set up your first role for Lamma. If you have done this before, make the value of your current share to “lambdabasicexecution”.

10. You can avoid all the advanced settings for this guide.

11. Click on the Next button to review the review screen. This review screen is a collection of your preferences. Click Create Action in the bottom left corner. Scroll down and find the Create Action button.

12. After creating the function, the ARN value appears at the top right corner. Copy this value to use in the next section of the guide.

Connect your voice user interface with your lambda function

Now we have to link these two parts together.

1. Return to the Amazon developer’s portal and select your potential from the list. If the beginning of this exercise has started, a browser tape may be open.

2. Open the “Configuration” tape on the left.

3. Select “North America” or “Europe” according to your territory. Important: Make sure that you have selected the same section as the right part of your selection, when your lambda was created. Remember that the Axles using Alex’s capabilities can only run in Lemda, N. Venerina (North America) and Ireland (Europe).

4. For your results area, select “ADLUs LAMDA ARN” selection. You can publish your line in any area you like. But considering simplicity and austerity, we use Aldles lambda.

5. Enter your LAMDA’s ARN (Amazon Resource Name) in a message box.

AWS Lambda ARN

6. Leave “No” to the “Account Link” setting. This capability does not require an account link.

Beta test for your ability (optional)

Once your ability is completed, you have the opportunity to create a beta testing system for your ability. Instead of using this beta test, your ability is available to a group of individual testers that you have personally chosen.
1. Go back to the Amazon developer’s portal and select your potential from the list. If the beginning of this exercise has started, a browser tape may be open.

2. Open the “test” tape on the left

3. Test your ability through the service stimulator. The service stimulator is used to determine how to evaluate your ability to expect. Type “Give a factor” in the pronunciation message box.

Submit your skill

When you are ready to publish your ability publicly, you have to submit it for certification. For the time being your ability to beta test, you can do it with a certificate.

1. To get certification, you must first check your potential with the submission list. This list includes many of the Amazon certified team members. So if you succeed in all of these trials, your certification process will be prompt.

2. Be sure to publish your ability to publicly and make sure that you have completed all the requirements in the certificate list. Then submit your skills to get a certificate.


If your skill is released, Amazon customers can find and use the Alexa app.

At the same time, you may be working on your skill(to be). Thereby you can develop its features, find problems and improve the experience of users who seek you. Presentation of the skill to receive certificates can be found in the “Creating New Version of Live Strength” section, for the purpose of submitting recommendations and capabilities for in-app development improvement.

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