Amazon Alexa Skills Contest

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Winning entries

1st Place

Parliament Election Support from your Alexa
Intermediate
  • 112
  • 3

Full instructions

Democracy calls! Use this Alexa skill for who is running for the UK Parliament on the snap election for the 8th of June, as well as who won.

1st Place

Wikia Alexa Skill Builder (Elite: Dangerous Wiki Skill)
Intermediate
  • 442
  • 2

Full instructions

Wish you could talk to your favorite Wikia Wiki? With the help of Alexa, now you can!

1st Place

UK Treasure Hunt
Intermediate
  • 98
  • 4

Full instructions

Find Precious Treasures from across the United Kingdom..!

1st Place

Alexa Skill - UK Public Transport
Intermediate
  • 165
  • 3

Full instructions

Alexa Skill to plan trips with different mode of public transportation and know more about train stations it in UK.

2nd Place

TechNoiser
Intermediate
  • 203
  • 3

Full instructions

TechNoiser Alexa Skill Is to educate people about how their latest technology get evolved and also some interesting Tech Facts while asked

2nd Place

Cheap Amazon Alexa Home Automation Light Switch
Intermediate
  • 2,688
  • 4

Full instructions

Amazon Echo connected to Raspberry Pi to control relay for switching lights.

2nd Place

Alexa: Capitals and Countries
Easy
  • 496
  • 3

Simple quiz game testing your knowledge of Capitals and Countries using Alexa.

2nd Place

Alexa BrowserHelp
Intermediate
  • 181
  • 4

Full instructions

BrowserHelp allows full voice control of your Chrome browser! Open any link, search with Google, scroll, and more

2nd Place

Getting Started with WisCore Alexa
Intermediate
  • 2,002
  • 6

Protip

WisCore as an Alexa device.

2nd Place

Know Your MSP
Intermediate
  • 40
  • 1

Full instructions

Unfamiliar with Scottish politics? Know Your MSP aims to help you understand your MSP and constituency.

2nd Place

Cloud Height - Get Cloud Info Using Alexa and a METAR API
Intermediate
  • 100
  • 2

Full instructions

Cloud Height is an Amazon Alexa skill that can get cloud cover and altitude information using a METAR API and the postcode of the device.

2nd Place

Alexa  Spice: Google Translate
Intermediate
  • 1,073
  • 7

Protip

An use-full Alexa Skill which uses Google Translate API to translate list of spices in World to different language.

3rd Place

Synonimi
Intermediate
  • 36
  • 0

Full instructions

Synonimi puts the entire thesaurus at your disposal to get the alternatives to the word that you want, to improve your vocabulary!

3rd Place

Numberwang, The Maths Quiz Alexa Skill
Easy
  • 201
  • 2

Numberwang, the maths quiz that simply everyone is talking about, now available as an Alexa Skill!

3rd Place

Air Quality Alexa skill
Intermediate
  • 407
  • 3

Full instructions

Have you ever wondered if the air quality outside is good before leaving? Now you can check it out with Alexa and get some recommendations.

3rd Place

Smart Hotel
Easy
  • 202
  • 4

Instead of calling room service, Alexa will get customers inquiries and requests.

3rd Place

Movie History - Keep Your Movie Watching Footprint
Intermediate
  • 92
  • 3

Full instructions

An Alexa skill remembers your movie footprint.

3rd Place

Mister Parrot - Alexa skill that mimics sounds and phrases
  • 77
  • 2

Wish Alexa could mimic sounds and phrases? Mister Parrot will play sounds based on your search term.

3rd Place

Daily Dinosaur
Easy
  • 41
  • 0

When asked, Daily Dinosaur will randomly select a dinosaur from a list of over 1000 species and provide a brief description.

3rd Place

Unofficial Pokedex (Updated 06/2017) - Alexa Skill
Intermediate
  • 82
  • 4

This is an updated version: now the response card shows the Pokemon image and you are able to ask for the Pokemon's evolution.

3rd Place

Sal the Spark Bot
Intermediate
  • 55
  • 0

Protip

Create and manage Cisco Spark rooms hands-free with Alexa.

Sal the Spark Bot

Team Salazar

3rd Place

Train Times for Alexa
Intermediate
  • 646
  • 8

An Amazon Echo skill for checking train arrival times. My project used Atlanta's MARTA system which has a free API.

3rd Place

Personal Recruiter
Intermediate
  • 862
  • 12

Full instructions

We have developed a skill that conducts interview with you.

Personal Recruiter

Team unemployed

3rd Place

Fitness Logger
Easy
  • 686
  • 6

Protip

FitnessLogger is an Alexa skill to keep track of your daily exercises.

3rd Place

UK News
  • 13
  • 2

Keep calm and carry on with the latest tweets from UK leaders. Flash briefings from Westminster, 10 Downey Street, and Buckingham Palace.

UK News

Team Cloud Rumblings

3rd Place

Developing an Alexa Skill (with Example)
Easy
  • 537
  • 4

Protip

Project for beginners to start development with Alexa Skills with example.

3rd Place

Poke the Biscuit
Easy
  • 79
  • 1

It's a clicker game but it's for Alexa and it's voice controlled.

Other entries

Alexa, ask Albert Einstein Facts
Easy
  • 163
  • 2

Full instructions

Albert Einstein Facts is a skill that tells a fact about Albert Einstein.

Turn a Livingroom Table Lamp on and off with Echo
Intermediate
  • 1,051
  • 8

Full instructions

Connect a table lamp to Raspberry Pi, you can turn on and off the lamp with Amazon Echo.

Alexa Quran Translator
Intermediate
  • 197
  • 6

Work in progress

Listen English translation of the Holy Quran.

Air Traffic Control - Alexa Skill
Easy
  • 908
  • 5

Work in progress

Live information about aircraft flying overhead using Alexa, AWS Lambda, and the ADS-B Exchange API.

Inspirational Quote
Easy
  • 299
  • 5

Full instructions

Ask Alexa for an Inspirational Quote.

Alexa Skills - Rest API using HTTP
Intermediate
  • 2,885
  • 5

Protip

This will assist you with getting Alexa Skill to consume a Rest API.

What's Cooking
Intermediate
  • 427
  • 4

Full instructions

What's Cooking finds recipes that use as many of the given ingredients as possible and have as little as possible missing ingredients.

Ferrari Facts
Easy
  • 334
  • 4

Full instructions

learn about the most expensive cars in the world with Ferrari Facts you you will know some interesting facts that you probably didn't hear a

Kollywood Heros
  • 191
  • 3

Kollywood Heros is a skill that asks the customers about their admired hero in Kollywood, one of the finest film industry in India.

Kollywood Heros

Team Emerging Engineer

Alexa, Begin self destruct sequence!
Easy
  • 1,680
  • 3

Protip

AS a lifelong Star Trek fan I've always wanted to command my own Star Ship, and now, thanks to Amazon I can have the next best thing.

Wise Quotes
Easy
  • 164
  • 3

Full instructions

More than 100 wise quotes to empower you everyday.

Google Places Skill
  • 23
  • 3

This skill help you to use Google Places API through Alexa

Compost Helper Alexa Skill
Easy
  • 181
  • 3

Use Alexa to find out if a household item can be added to your compost.

Iron-Rich Foods!
Easy
  • 120
  • 3

A necessary skill for all people with iron deficiencies. It's always hard to find foods that are rich in iron. Until now. Just ask Alexa!

Wildlife Facts Skill
Easy
  • 82
  • 2

Learn more about wildlife animals with more than 200 interesting facts with this Alexa skill.

Alexa Calculator
  • 26
  • 2

This Alexa skill will facilitate making long mathematics calculation that include basic operations beside log & square root operations.

UK Crime Finder
Intermediate
  • 112
  • 2

Full instructions

If you want to know how safe is your neighborhood if you are living in UK or how safe is a popular UK destination, this is the skill for you

Movie Quotes Trivia
Easy
  • 93
  • 2

Full instructions

Test your knowledge of great movies by matching five famous movies quotes. It will be great, fun activities among family and friends.

Drizzle Cloud
Intermediate
  • 302
  • 2

Full instructions

An Alexa skill which calls the Dark Sky API to determine if it will rain in the next hour or not by specifying the co-ordinates of your city

Winston Churchill Quotes
Easy
  • 53
  • 1

Full instructions

An Alexa Skill that has been developed to allow you to ask Alexa for inspiring quotes by wartime leader Winston Churchill.

Alexa Job Search
  • 15
  • 1

Don't waste long time searching for new job in normal old ways. Use Alexa and get immediate feedback while you are doing other things

A Study in Gameful Thinking :: Gamification
Easy
  • 58
  • 1

Full instructions

Learn about gamification principles and current research associated with adoption of it.

Despicable Me Character Description - Alexa
Easy
  • 124
  • 1

Full instructions

An Alexa Skill to say a few words about the Despicable Me characters. This contains a list of all characters from Despicable Me movies.

Alexa Quiz Maker
Easy
  • 69
  • 1

Full instructions

Create your own quiz for Alexa - without developing a custom skill!

StartupInfo
Advanced
  • 39
  • 1

Protip

StartupInfo is a skill to ask any information about startup company. What they do, who found them, who invested or if they IPO'd.

Fruit Facts
  • 8
  • 0

This skill tells you random and interesting facts about fruit.

Jesus Trivia
  • 16
  • 0

Now Learn more and have fun while you learn about Jesus Christ - the greatest Man who ever lived on the earth with Alexa

Jesus Trivia

Team TRUTH

Alexa Storytime
  • 10
  • 0

Create an Alexa app that will read classic fables to users.

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