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Friday, January 17, 2020

Stats on Alexa Skills

Decrease in skill increase.  Lots of other interesting skills, in particular by language. Now lets get the quality and intelligence up

New Alexa Skill Data Show New U.S. Skills Launched in 2019 Fall to Lowest Level Since 2016
Bret Kinsella in Voicebot.ai

U.S. Alexa skills climb to 70,729, up 24.6% for the year, but the smallest total increase in skills since 2016, with only 38.2 new skills added per day in 2019 compared to 85.0 per day in 2018

There were fewer Alexa skills generated in the U.S., UK, and Germany in 2019 than in 2018

Reduction in developer incentives appears to be a contributing factor in reducing new Alexa skill introductions

New Alexa skill growth is strong in Spain and Italy with the former showing 200% growth in the second half of 2019 alone

Amazon announced in September that there are more than 100,000 unique Alexa skills worldwide. The largest of those markets, the U.S., had 70,729 alone at year-end followed by other English-speaking countries the UK at 36,341, India at 32,879, Canada with 25,950, and Australia 24,651. 

The combined numbers will tally far beyond 100,000 because these figures represent the number of Alexa skills available in January 2020 to users in those countries and some skills, particularly English-language skills, are published simultaneously in multiple locations. The largest non-English Alexa skill store today is German with 10,065 skills. .... " 

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