Amazon Announces Alexa-hosted Skills Preview

Amazon’s Alexa team just made easier for Alexa skill developers to build, publish, and test their Alexa skills without spending too much time on getting AWS accounts and setting up back end services.

Alexa-hosted Skills 
Amazon’s Alexa team just made easier for Alexa skill developers to build, publish, and test their Alexa skills without spending too much time on getting AWS accounts and setting up back end services.
 
The new offering called Alexa-hosted Skills was announced earlier this week automatically provisions and manages a set of AWS cloud resources for your skill’s back-end service. With an Alexa-hosted skill, you can build, edit, and publish a skill without leaving the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) Developer Console. This allows you to build skills quickly and spend your time designing engaging experiences, rather than managing cloud services. Alexa-hosted skills are available to developers in all Alexa locales.
 
Alexa hosted skills enable developers to get started quickly with a set of Alexa hosted AWS resources used to power a skill. These hosted resources work in conjunction with the Alexa Developer Console's new code editor to allow developers to take a skill all the way from start to publish without leaving the console.