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Custom Alexa Skill with JavaScript – Part 1

Custom Alexa Skill with JavaScript – Part 1

Recently I starting messing around with Alexa Custom Skills. I created a Custom Alexa Skill with JavaScript that is a basic Grocery List app that allows you to create grocery lists with Alexa (Amazon Echo unless you have Alexa running on your own device). I chose a shopping list because it allowed me to get exposed to several different aspects of Alexa Voice Services. Alexa does come with a shopping list by default, but I made my own to try and learn a bit.

This post assumes that you are familiar with Amazon Developer (Alexa), AWS Lambda, and AWS DynamoDB. Below are links for all three if you are not. If there are enough requests I can post videos on setting up all three. I have Alexa running on a Raspberry Pi which I set up watching this video, he also goes through creating your Lambda and Alexa accounts as well. Continue reading