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Alexa Skills Projects by Madhur Bhargava

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Overview of the Handsfree Messenger Skill

Before we go ahead and design the Handsfree Messenger skill, we will need to understand a few things:

  • What is the system's core functionality?
  • What are all of its moving parts?
  • How do these parts interact?

The Handsfree Messenger skill will work as follows:

  1. The user will start the Alexa Skill by saying a start phrase—"Alexa, Start Handsfree Messenger."
  2. Alexa will launch the skill.
  3. The user will voice the actual message that needs to be sent: "Send message – Get milk!"
  4. Now, this is where it gets interesting. When the user voices the actual message in the previous step, a SendMessage intent will be created and the actual message text will be passed as an argument to that intent.
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