Last month, we announced that Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Plus and Alexa were coming to India. Today we’re excited to announce that the web-based simulator Echosim.io is now available for developers building skills using the English (IN) language model.
Experience Alexa through Echosim.io
Echosim.io by iQuarius Media lives in your browser so anyone, anywhere can access it and test their Alexa skills. This means you don’t need an Alexa-enabled device to test your skills.
To test your skill, visit Echosim.io, select the language you’d like to use, and log in with your Amazon developer account. Then click and hold the microphone button and speak your skill’s invocation phrase in the appropriate language. If you don’t yet have a skill, you can experience Echosim.io by logging in with your Amazon account. For example, in English, you might say, “Alexa, what’s the weather today?” Then, when you let go of the button, Echosim.io will process and respond to your voice request. Give it a try.
Build and Test English (India) Skills
The Alexa Skills Kit makes it easy to deliver the right content to your customers in each of the supported regions from a single code base. Visit our blog to learn how to build multi-language skills for Alexa, or how to update your skills for India. You can test your skills in development on Echosim.io.
And check out our documentation on developing skills in multiple languages to learn more about how you creating multi-language skills. We also have documentation on using the Smart Home API to develop smart home skills in multiple languages.
Resources for Developers in India
- Alexa Skills Kit in India
- Alexa Dev Chat Podcast
- Alexa Developer Forums
- Build an Alexa-enabled prototype for Raspberry Pi in an hour
Publish a Skill, Earn Perks
Source: Alexa Developer Blog