Amazon will pay more developers who make popular Alexa skills

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Amazon says it will now pay developers who make Alexa skills with the highest engagements in the US, UK, and Germany. Alexa skills are feature commands you can say to Amazon’s digital assistant such as, “Alexa, ask Fitbit how I’m doing today,” or “Alexa, I’m bored,” which in turn launches the corresponding voice-activated app.

Developers began getting paid for Alexa skills in the games, trivia, and accessories category in May. Amazon has now expanded payment to include those developing skills in education and reference, food and drink, health and fitness, lifestyle, music, audio, and productivity. Developers can’t charge for skills, and so far there’s no indication of how they’re paid. Amazon says payment depends on the amount of…

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