I'm interested in doing something, but want to make sure it's even possible since I'm not very familiar yet with the Echo ecosystem -
Basically, I want to make a smartphone app that interacts with Echo functionality (specifically, reminders), but I don't need a skill that someone can interact with via voice. The existing Echo interface for setting/reading reminders is sufficient for my purposes, but reading and setting them from the Alexa app is a bit clunky.
I can't find anything in the documentation that indicates that this is possible, though. There's a section on companion apps, but the page on user interaction with skills only mentions voice interaction, or direct interaction via an alexa-enabled device (like an Echo Spot, *not* a smartphone), which leads me to think this either isn't possible or isn't supported.