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Amazon launches 'Alexa-hosted skills' for voice app developers

Sarah Perez
Amazon launches 'Alexa-hosted skills' for voice app developers

Amazon on Thursday launched a new service aimed at Alexa developers that automatically provisions and helps them to manage a set of AWS cloud resources for their Alexa skill's backend service. The service is intended to help developers speed the time it takes to launch their skills, by allowing them to focus on their skills' design and unique features, and not the cloud services they need. "Previously you had to provision and manage this back-end on your own with a cloud endpoint, resources for media storage, and a code repository," explained Amazon on its company blog post, announcing the new service.