Hello Alexa Gurus I am looking for a little guidance from the some established coders. This is the 1st device that really wanted me to start writing code for but on to my questions. I am looking to write a family tree app so it would work ( in my mind work like this) Alexa start family tree What is your name? and once you tell alexa your name she will then ask you questions to compile a family tree Can I use lambda and db to store the names as it builds the family tree? Thanks for looking I am devouring any info I can find on this and I already have my sample up and running
Technically, you can do this. However, Alexa is pretty poor at unstructured input. The chance of it correctly recognizing your name is pretty low. I just read my name, "Joseph Moulton Jaquinta" to a development I have for testing recognition and I got back ""joseph moulton quintet". Better than I expected. But it illustrates the problems. The other thing to consider is does this fit the usage model of The Echo? Will it be easier, more convenient, or more natural to do your family tree work "while sitting on the couch drinking a beer" rather than sitting in front of the computer? There are plenty of things you [i]can do[/i] on The Echo, but not as many that [i]make sense[/i] to do.
Thanks for the reply J , Yeah I get it but like all things I see a bigger purpose for this. Honestly I see this in the senior market . This would be to test a idea . I wanted to start with something simple ( any ideas) I would love to actually like to be able to have it build the tree as echo ask you questions .But I may be jumping way ahead of my skill set . I hope your next book has a walk thru with examples
Well, the design section of the book should guide you, step by step, through [i]designing[/i] a skill. No technical knowledge needed. After you've managed to work out your scope, and all the needed intents, it becomes much easier to implement. It would be kind of nice to have a soup-to-nuts walkthrough starting with design. If you have the book and want to try to walk through the design process I'm happy to work with you and see if we can work that up into an example. :-)