Just seven entire months after it launched in the US, Amazon has deigned to bring its Alexa Skill Blueprints service to voice assistant enthusiasts here on Brexit Island.
Alexa Skill Blueprints are pretty much what they sound like: templates for different types of Alexa skills that you can go in and edit to your specifications, without needing to know any code.
The example in the demo video is a family trivia quiz, which you just fill in like a form to customise the questions and answers:
There are 20 Skill Blueprints at the moment, including ones to roast your friends and family, create a chore chart, curate motivational quotes, make study flashcards, and have Alexa decide which one of the things on your to-do list gets done next. You can even create interactive stories.
Alexa Skill Blueprints are free, and you'll find them all on the website here.
The only question we have left for Alexa is, "how did this take half a year to come to the UK?" [Pocket Lint]