This Amazon Alexa sample code demonstrates an Alexa Skill Sample that shows how to build a skill featuring a single city's landmarks and news. Alexa Skills is a set of API interfaces that allows you to build activity skills for services, devices and applications. The Skills Kit are resources that allows you to develop integrations for Amazon's Echo Device voice service, Alexa. This includes skills for playing music, setting an alarm, having a conversation and more. Amazon is an Ecommerce, Business and Web Service Platform that provides electronic commerce and cloud computing services.
Amazon has announced a Preview version of ACS for Devices. ACS for Devices is a streamlined method to deploy Amazon Device SDKs on devices. Amazon already uses ACS internally for devices such as the Echo Dot and Amazon Smart Oven.