Microsoft helps developers modernize their apps with the new Cortana Skills Kit

Brad Stephenson

Cortana and Volvo

During Day One of Build 2017, Microsoft announced the launch of a new initiative called Cortana Skills Kit which is now available in public preview. This new resource is intended to make it easier for app developers to incorporate Cortana-functionality into their apps across Windows 10, iOS, and Android devices in addition to future Cortana-powered hardware devices.

“The Cortana Skills Kit is now in public preview,” the official announcement reads. “Developers can build skills for Cortana by creating a bot and publishing it to the new Cortana channel of the Bot Framework. This is available across Windows 10, Android, iOS and the new Cortana-powered Harman Kardon Invoke speaker. The Cortana Skills kit is currently available in the U.S. only.”

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