Allow Publishing Skills to a Limited Group of Users
I have a skill that I recently developed for my niece's 12th birthday. I wrote it as a joke as it displays her picture, tells some trivial facts about her like taking hours to do her homework and ultimately wishes her "Happy Birthday". It is definitely not a skill I would publish to the general public. However, I would like to make it available to my sister's family and a few cousins. Other than the "Beta" feature, there is no way to publish a skill that can be made available to a limited/restricted audience. I have seen quite a few public skills in the store that are would benefit from limited distribution capability since they were obviously developed for use by a small group of family (one in particular that was said to tell you your WiFi password except it was for use by one family and did not tell you YOUR WiFi password. Just there's).
Robert G Schaffrath commented
I see that Alexa Blueprints supports this very feature! You can create a custom Blueprints Skill and then under "Skill Actions" you can select "Share With Others". This is EXACTLY what I would like to do with some of my Custom Skills. Share them with a select group of people without making them public.