How to Create your own Alexa Powered Speaker

Suppose you have a great idea for using Alexa in a unique new device.  We saw all kinds of announcements coming out of CES last week of other manufacturers adding Alexa capability to their device.  We have previously looked at alternatives devices to the Amazon Echo, Dot or Tap.  We have even seen Alexa showing up in a wrist-watch. Read More >>> about How to Create your own Alexa Powered Speaker

AWS Services Alexa Skill Developers Need to Know

Although not required, if you choose to host your Alexa Voice Skill with AWS, you are already probably already familiar with Lambda functions.  As you learn them, you realize they are powerful yet sometimes feel like they are missing something.  There is a reason for this.  Lambda functions are meant to provide computing power efficiently without having to worry about scalability.   That is it!  There are other services available to help round out additional services we might need. Read More >>> about AWS Services Alexa Skill Developers Need to Know

Samples Skill Templates You can Build for Amazon Alexa

For any developers who are creating a custom skill for Alexa, Amazon has provided a number of templates.  These are complete examples of code that you can easily add your data and create your own custom skill.  You can review these and get an idea for how they work, which in turn gives you an idea of how you need to implement your own solution.  At the very least, reviewing these standard templates is a great way to learn how templates work. Read More >>> about Samples Skill Templates You can Build for Amazon Alexa

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