Alexa Skills

Amazon Alexa Skills Now Number Over 6000

It was less than a month ago that we announced Alexa skills had surpassed the 5,000 mark. This morning, Amazon moved past the 6,000 mark. We now have a steady rise of at least 1,000 new skills per month from mid-August through mid-December. The weekly compound growth rate of  new skills during that period was about 7%. The current trend is about 245 new skills approved each week.

It appears that about 12% of all solutions today are Flash Briefings and most of those are by Patch. To be technical, a Flash Briefing is not a skill so you really have a little over 5,000 skills today and the balance is Flash Briefings. This is important from a developer point of view since Flash Briefings are very simple and offer very limited user functionality. However, all 6,000 represent unique content that can be found by users.

Rise Bar Rises Above the Crowd with New Alexa Skill, a First for Nutrition Bars

Motley Fool Launches Alexa Skill with Help of Witlingo

Amazon Alexa Skills Surpass 5000