A range of blueprints is available which allows you to build simple skills quickly and easily without the need to deploy any files. Once created your skills can be shared and published.
You can also develop Alexa skills using a range of development tools. This typically requires more time and knowledge and might require deployment servers and certification.
Current blueprints include
- RSS feed readers
- quizzes and trivia
- knowledge lists
- weekly chore lists
Get started using blueprints here.