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Jan 3, 2019 10:31 AM 3+ mon ago

Amazon doubled its Alexa Skills count over the last year

More than 56,000 Alexa Skills are now on the market, showing developer and consumer commitment to the platform, according to Voicebot.ai.

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Amazon's Alexa Skill count in the US totaled nearly 25,784 at the beginning of 2018, and reached 56,750 at the start of 2019, according to a Tuesday report from Voicebot.ai. At a 120% growth, the Alexa Skill count increase from 2018 to 2019 is significant, but not as impressive as the 266% growth seen between 2017 and 2018 in the US, the report added.

Alexa is Amazon's digital assistant, present in smart speakers, smartphones, and smart office gadgets. What makes Alexa the most powerful, however, is its third party app integration: Alexa Skills. The apps don't come preinstalled, ...

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