Alexa has introduced a new category called Alexa Gadget which includes connected products and developer tools for the enhancement of voice interaction with compatible devices. New Alexa gadget SDK and Gadget Skill API will be empowering Alexa gadgets and these can be used to develop products that can transform a compatible Echo device into a hub. But do you know how to build your own Alexa Gadget?

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  • Alexa Gadgets SDK

Alexa Gadgets SDK includes following APIs which can be used to build Alexa gadgets

  • Gadget Notification API

For building an Alexa gadget that can react to the notification sent to the echo device.

  • Gadget Input API

Transfer inputs from the Alexa gadget through Echo device. This will help in taking actions within the skill and sending them back to the Alexa gadget

  • Gadget Sync API

The actions of Alexa gadget from an echo device in real time

  • Gadget Action API

Manage your Alexa Gadget

How Alexa Gadgets SDK Is Being Used

Gemmy Industries have used an early preview of Alexa Gadgets SDK for making a new version of its iconic Big Mouth Billy Bass that moves lip syncs in reply to Amazon Music played by Alexa.

Now customers can have everything they like from original Big Mouth Billy Bass along with the new facility of delightful responding with Alexa actions.

How Alexa Gadgets SDK Is

Gadgets Skill API

  • The Gadgets Skill API allows you to build Alexa skills for interactive experiences with Alexa Gadgets.
  • You can access Gadgets Skill API through the Alexa Skills Kit and integrate Alexa Gadget actions and inputs with your skills.
  • In the beginning, you can create Alexa skills that operate with Echo Buttons.
  • When the button is pressed these skills can reply and send actions to Echo Buttons.
  • Amazon is making game templates that can be used to develop interactively and fun games for Echo Buttons. Which have additional features like multiplayer trivia games, pattern and sequence matching, and other game modes.

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How Gadgets Skill API Is Being Utilized

Several Game developers are implementing the preview of the Gadgets Skill API bringing a number of new Echo Button-compatible skills, including Sounds Fun with Mike Epps, Trivial Pursuit from Hasbro, Fourth Down Football Trivia with Philip Rivers, Buzzer Beater Basketball Trivia with Karl-Anthony Towns, Beat the Intro from Musicplode, Full Count Baseball Trivia with Buster Posey from Ground Control.

  • Hasbro will be bringing the voice-enabled play to their Trivial Pursuit brand and will enable an engaging and fun way to interact with Hasbro games with new Echo Buttons
  • Using the Gadgets Skill API, Ground Controls has formulated an exclusive blend of technology and pop culture that takes gaming to a new level.
  • Musicplode Media was able to create the next generation of Beat the Intro with Gadgets Skill API and looking forward to building more voice experiences for the customers.

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Alexa Gadgets SDK and Gadgets Skill API will be soon available for developers who desire to build their own Alexa Gadgets or create skills for Echo Buttons.

Want to try and see how much Alexa voice service has the capability as per your business requirements? Then you can contact us to build your own Alexa Gadget, Integrate Alexa skills into your gadgets, or develop new Alexa Skills.

Mayur Panchal

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Mayur Panchal

Mayur Panchal is the CTO of Excellent Webworld. With his skills and expertise, He stays updated with industry trends and utilizes his technical expertise to address problems faced by entrepreneurs and startup owners.