Introducing a new import feature for Alexa skills

August 10, 2017

We want to make it easy for you to share the conversational apps you build with more users, across more platforms. Starting today, you can import your Alexa skills into API.AI and make them available to other platforms and surfaces such as Slack, Facebook, and the Google Assistant, as well as websites and native apps. You’ll be able to reach new users, while managing a consistent cross-platform experience all in one place.

How it works

Import your skill as an API.AI agent using these instructions. API.AI expands the training data from the skill to create corresponding intents and entities for your agent. You can then customize your agent to work with other platforms. Here’s a quick start guide to help you with this process.

More platforms = more training and improvement opportunities

Once your agent is ready, you can launch it as a conversational app with any of our 32 one-click integration and platform SDK options. By launching to other platforms, you’ll get more user and traffic analytics. These can help you train your agent and improve the user experience on all your integrations, including your original Alexa skill if you export it back.

We hope the new import feature makes it easy for you to take something you’ve already built to reach new and existing users in more ways. And, by developing conversations in one place, also a more consistent and better cross-platform user experience for your product!

Give the importer a try and let us know if you have questions in the API.AI forums or with our Stack Overflow tag.

Posted by Pavel Sirotin, Solutions Consultant

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