Game and Trivia Skills

Alexa's game and trivia skills are all about creating entertaining and engaging experiences using the Alexa voice platform.

  Mighty Trivia - a guessing game for kids

Alexa pretends to be something and you have to guess what it is based on her hints. It also has a global leaderboard.

This skill won a finalist prize in the 2018 Amazon Alexa Skills Challenge: Kids Skills. More information can be found at the Devpost competition page.

The skill has been updated to include professional voiceover, display support and two additional premium modes (multiplayer and tournament mode).

The skill has been fortunate enough to get listed on CNET and MakeUseOf's recommended lists of Alexa skills for kids.

Product tags: AWS API Gateway, AWS S3, ASW DynamoDB, AWS Lambda

  Super Over

Play a cricket Super Over against Alexa and see who can rise to the top of the leaderboard at voicecricket.com.

This skill was built as part of the Australia and New Zealand Alexa Master Builders Developer Program in 2019. Due to the market share of Google Home in the target locales, this skill is also deployed as a Google Action ("Hey Google, talk to Super Over"), and can be found in the Actions on Google Directory.

A twenty second promo video and one minute explainer video were produced to assist the marketing of the skill.

Product tags: AWS API Gateway, AWS S3, DynamoDB, AWS Lambda

  Job Explorer - for kids

Alexa introduces you to all her friends who talk about their exciting careers in space travel, music, hospitality and medicine. It also lets users complete badges for each job type.

This was entered in the 2019 Amazon Alexa Skills Challenge: Multimodal. More information can be found at the Devpost competition page.

The skill uses Alexa Presentation Language (APL) for display, polly for voices and session persistance to provide a rich an engaging experience.

Product tags: AWS S3, AWS DynamoDB, AWS Lambda, APL, AWS Polly

  Math Contest - Online Multiplayer

This game lets you answer math questions against other Alexa players in real-time. It syncrhonises everyone's questions and gives the top points to the players who answer fastest. It maintains a rolling 7 day leaderboard.

This skill is a technical proof-of-concept with a write-up that can be found here on SlideShare.

Product tags: AWS S3, AWS Lambda, Realtime Gaming

  Toddlebot

Toddlebot is a delightful robot who likes to talk to little kids about food, numbers, shapes and more.

Toddlebot has established a niche user base and is earmarked for some major upgrades in 2019 and will leverage the web domain toddlebot.com.

Product tags: AWS Polly, AWS CloudFront, AWS Lambda


Alexa Productivity Skills

Productivity skills focus on making daily activities quicker and easier using the Alexa voice platform.

  Start Nagging Me

Trouble motivating yourself? Say Alexa, start nagging me and she will nag you every minute in a tailored and fun way!

This skill won a finalist prize in the Amazon Alexa Skills Challenge: Life Hacks, so you can get an in depth description at the Devpost competition page. It has been updated to allow any nag type and set long term nag notifications. Due to its success, it is now one of the suggested skills when the user says "Alexa, give me a life hack".

Product tags: Amazon Alexa Skills Kit, AWS S3, AWS KMS, AWS Lambda

  Life Coach

Let Alexa play the role of your life coach. Alexa will suggest an activity and if customers agree to do it then she will elaborate a little more about why the activity is helpful. The skill allows customers to purchase premium themed lifestyles (e.g. social, productive etc.)

This skill is entered in the Amazon Alexa Skills Challenge: In-Skill Purchasing, so you can get an in depth description at the Devpost competition page.

Product tags: Amazon Alexa Skills Kit, AWS S3, AWS Lambda

  Bill Tracker

Bill Tracker helps you keep track of your bills as they come in. Tell the skill when you get a bill and Alexa will summarise upcoming bills next time you ask. It has been updated to set reminders to go off several days before your bill is due.

This skill was entered in the Amazon Alexa Skills Challenge: Life Hacks, so you can get an in depth description at the Devpost competition page.

Product tags: Amazon Alexa Skills Kit, AWS S3, AWS KMS, AWS Lambda

  Social Network

Social Network connects and gets updates from your friends using your Echo device. It's a social network for Alexa!

This skill was entered in the Amazon Alexa Skills Challenge: Life Hacks, so you can get an in depth description at the Devpost competition page.

Product tags: Amazon Alexa Skills Kit, AWS S3, AWS KMS, AWS Lambda

  Start Reading the News

'Start reading the news' works as a proxy to the yourweb.co chatbot service. It enables users to casually discover news articles and save them for reading later. It uses the account linking functionality of the Alexa platform.

Product tags: Amazon Alexa Skills Kit, AWS Lambda, Auth0, Account Linking


Skills for Social Good and Health

There is constant interest in leveraging the Alexa ecosystem to deliver value to society as a whole.

  Tell my Member of Congress

This skill enables users to post their generic social concerns to an aggregated leaderboard for each congressional district. It aims to promote awarness of the key areas of concern so that congress people focus on the key issues in their district.

This was entered in the 2018 Amazon Alexa Skills Challenge: Tech for good. More information can be found at the Devpost competition page.

Product tags: AWS API Gateway, AWS S3, AWS Lambda

  Gradual Workout

This skill provides tailored workouts to users via the Gradual Workout methodology. It is a daily workout which increments by one rep each week. It uses AWS Polly to emulate personal trainers and custom music for each workout segment. It aims to promote sustainable exercise. The skill is currently incubating on the platform and will leverage the web domain gradualworkout.com for future extensions to functionality.

Product tags: AWS S3, AWS Lambda, AWS Polly


Novelty and Seasonal Skills

These are skills which may have aligned with a seasonal event or test early stage ideas.

  Matchmaker

  Santa Claus - Christmas List

  Reindeer Names

  Get Your Glitch On

  Quarterback

  Learn the Months

  Easter Egg Hunt