Amazon launches a metrics dashboard for Alexa skill developers
Developers can see how often their skills are used, how many people are using them and how successful consumers' "utterances" are.
Amazon has rolled out a pair of new features for developers who make skills for its Alexa-powered devices, highlighted by the launch of a metrics dashboard that aims to show how consumers are using those voice apps.
The metrics dashboard is available in the Alexa developer portal, and there’s a separate dashboard for each skill that a developer has created. It offers an overview of how successfully the skill is performing, and how successful consumers are when using the skill. Developers can learn
- how many customers a skill has.
- how often (sessions) a skill has been used.
- how many spoken interactions (utterances) users have conducted, and the intent of those interactions.
- peak usage times.
As Amazon fights with (primarily) Google, Apple and Microsoft for the attention of voice-based developers, providing usage metrics like this will be a key element in gaining and keeping them active as developers.