Working with Alexa: Build a Flashcard Skill
SPL-130 - Version 2.2.4
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In this lab, you will build a web service to handle notifications from Alexa and map this service to a skill in the Amazon Developer Portal. You will create a Flashcard skill using sample code for this lab, which you can use as a template for your own skill after completing the lab. You can make this skill available on your device and to all Alexa users after certification. You will use both the AWS Console and the Amazon Developer Portal in this lab.
You do not need an Alexa device. The Developer Portal provides testing tools that work in a browser.
By the end of this lab, you will be able to:
- Create an Alexa Flashcard skill in the Amazon Developer Portal
- Create and configure an interaction model for the Alexa skill
- Create a Lambda function and configure the Alexa skill to use it
- Test the skill using developer tools and optionally an Alexa device
To successfully complete this lab, you should be familiar with AWS Lambda through taking the introductory lab. Familiarity with Node.js programming will be helpful, although full solution code is provided. You will need to have/create a no-cost, no-credit-card-required account in the Amazon Developer Portal. Familiarity with the Amazon Developer Portal and the Alexa Skills Kit is helpful, though not required. You do not need an Alexa device for this lab.
Other AWS Services
Other AWS Services than the ones needed for this lab are disabled by IAM policy during your access time in this lab. In addition, the capabilities of the services used in this lab are limited to what's required by the lab and in some cases are even further limited as an intentional aspect of the lab design. Expect errors when accessing other services or performing actions beyond those provided in this lab guide.
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