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Pre-release reviews?

The reviews I did on LinkedIn of the first three skills got a fair bit of traffic. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/first-skills-released-joseph-jaquinta There's no clear timetable on when Amazon will release new certified skills. But why wait for reviews? Some of the tricks I learned for testing Lambda functions would also work to let one developer share their skill with another developer. [u]To open your skill up for review[/u] by someone else, you need to publish an endpoint. For a Lambda skill, you can use Amazon's API Gateway tool to create a web endpoint for your skill. For a web skill, you already have an end point. Likely it's locked down so that only Amazon can call it. You can either relax the restrictions, or else create an API Gateway to that. You can just turn off the API Gateway when your skill is released or you don't want anyone else to review it. [u]To use someone else's skill[/u], create a trivial pass-through Lambda function (Matt's published a Javascript one, I've published a Java one) that points at the given endpoint. You should then be able to invoke that skill from your Echo. I'll add a couple of mine following this. People are free to review them. If you add yours, I'll review yours. (If you want it less public, you can send me the info in e-mail.)
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[b]Name[/b]: Knock Knock Jokes [b]Status[/b]: Certified [b]Endpoint[/b]: https://kzgf2ztqb3.execute-api.us-east-1.amazonaws.com/prod/knockknock [b]Intents[/b]: http://www.ocean-of-storms.com/vote4joe/kk.json [b]Utterances[/b]: http://www.ocean-of-storms.com/vote4joe/kk.baf [b]Invocation Name[/b]: Knock Knock [b]Image[/b]: http://www.ocean-of-storms.com/vote4joe/knock_knock_108.png [b]Category[/b]: Games [b]Skill Description[/b]: Knock, knock! Who's there? Only the best collection of knock-knock jokes for the Amazon Echo! Upgrade the humor function of your Echo today and keep your family entertained for hours. [b]Example Phrases[/b]: * Alexa, ask knock knock. * Alexa, open knock knock. [b]Notes:[/b] This is a very simple "time waster" app. It's a little hard to understand Alexa sometimes. But my children find the call-and-response interaction better than the sit-there-and-listen interaction from the default Echo feature.
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[b]Name[/b]: Starlanes [b]Status[/b]: Submitted for certification [b]Endpoint[/b]: https://kzgf2ztqb3.execute-api.us-east-1.amazonaws.com/prod/StarLands [b]Intents[/b]: http://www.ocean-of-storms.com/vote4joe/sl.json [b]Utterances[/b]: http://www.ocean-of-storms.com/vote4joe/sl.baf [b]Invocation Name[/b]: star lanes [b]Image[/b]: http://www.ocean-of-storms.com/vote4joe/starlanes_108.png [b]Category[/b]: Games [b]Skill Description[/b]: Can you help your faction dominate the star lanes? Use your thoughtship to move drones to capture or create production centers. Work with allies to create and reinforce strategic centers and expand your base of ownership for your corporation! [b]Example Phrases[/b]: * What's here? * Release ten attack drones. * Which side am I on? [b]Video[/b]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ap8ZZ_xdN3s [b]Notes[/b]: This is an interactive game where you join one of two sides and compete to control and develop stars.
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