The best Build Your Own Alexa Skills
One of the coolest Alexa features that almost no one knows about is Alexa Skill Blueprints. Blueprints give you the power to create your own Alexa Skills based on your devices and needs. You can create a practical Blueprint with instructions for the pet sitter or create a fun Blueprint to dish out insults to your roommate. The sky is the limit here! Amazon offers templates for you to get started, or you can create something unique!
Use this template to build out a school schedule to help keep your kids on task, whether they're going to school in person or learning remotely. You can create custom reminders for different Echo devices per class period and ask Alexa to tell you what class is next on the schedule.
This custom Alexa Skill is great for parents of younger schoolchildren, but it is particularly useful in households where both the parents and the kids are working from home.
No more fighting with your kids or roommates over who does which chore with this custom Alexa Skill. You can create a list of household members, assign each weekly chores, and schedule them. Then you can ask Alexa what your chores are for each day and keep track of who is doing what with a "chore score."
Keep your household running like clockwork with this Alexa Skill to manage chores.
This skill is great for those who may have an Echo device in a guest room or may lend or rent out properties to others. You can set up the skill to let Alexa tell guests where you keep common household items, how to operate appliances, where you keep important contact information, or the Wi-Fi password! That way, they can get what they need without bugging you all the time.
This Alexa Skill blueprint is fantastic for those with frequent houseguests.
Like the Houseguest Skill, this Babysitter Skill is a great way to leave important information for the sitter. They can simply ask Alexa to open My Babysitter and instantly get information like where you keep the diapers or what junior's allergies are.
This skill is the best friend of babysitters and parents alike. It helps them keep track of important information or where everything is.
If none of the official third-party fitness skills suit your needs, no problem! You can create your own with this template and ask Alexa to start your personalized workout. Best of all, you can update it at any time to keep things interesting and engaging.
Who needs a personal trainer when Alexa has your back?
Build Your Own!
We've highlighted several of Amazon's Skill Blueprint templates, but the beauty of these Blueprints is that you can make them into just about whatever you want. For example, I built one to compliment my wife, which is particularly useful when I've done something stupid (which is frequently).
Build Your Own!
You have the power to make your own skills thanks to Alexa Skill Blueprints.
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