In June 2015, Amazon took a big step forward in getting Alexa’s skills into other applications. It opened Alexa’s API to developers, making it free to build Alexa skills and integrate Alexa into their own products.
Now, one year later, Alexa is celebrating with some big milestones. We break them down today in the PYMNTS Daily Data Dive 5-in-1:
3 Million | Number of requests customers have made using the top 10 Alexa skills
1,400+ | Number of Amazon Alexa skills
10,000 | Number of registered developers using the Alexa Voice Service to integrate Alexa into their products
16 | Number of startups (focus on smart home and wearable products) the Alexa Fund has invested in
5X | Alexa smart home API skills’ selection growth since January 2016