I'd be very interested in this sort of feature. I'd like to have an Alexa Alerts API that would allow my IoT device to voice alarms using Alexa. For example "Excuse me, but there's someone at the front door." or (in response to the front door opening) "Be careful, it's icy outside!". There's a whole universe of functionality that would be opened up if messages could be pushed to the Echo. I'm working on a bath filling sensor and wanted to have Alexa voice, "Careful, your bath is almost full!" Once I have the faucets internet connected I'd be able to say, "Alexa, turn off the bath water."
You could have your skill service have a long-polling endpoint / websocket / open TCP, that your non-echo devices can watch for events. When the skill has been processed, you can just fire the event to all those listening / enqueue it to be done on their next poll.
Im a newbie with Alexa developer. I too would like to send a message to Alexa. We are a design company and have our own wifi products for in the house, which communicates with our servers . We also have written our own server applications so have the ability to receive tcp/ip messages. What I would like to do some how is have one of our devices tell Alexa device to say a message. Is there any links on how to do this?
Please please, add this functionality. I've already tacked on to the formal request - https://alexa.uservoice.com/forums/906892-alexa-skills-developer-voice-and-vote/suggestions/40613512-rest-api-that-can-send-an-alexa-announcement
I'd appreciate if everyone could upvote that idea! ....
My comments "PLEASE PLEASE Add this! .... I have a super simple lambda function that is invoked from an AWS IoT button that I use for my 94 year old mother in law. Currently it sends a text message and I know to go check on her. Ideally I would like the lambda function to also send an announcement to ALL my Alexa devices in the house that simply says, "Check on mom" ..... Not a Notification, where I have to notice the blue ring and ask it to play my notifications. I've already accomplished this using the Notify Me skill."
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