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Alexa Skills Projects by Madhur Bhargava

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Hands-Free Experience with Alexa

"The tongue can paint what the eyes can't see."
– Chinese Proverb

We moved on from learning about the details of Echo and Alexa to designing a basic Alexa Skill. We also gained some familiarity with the anatomy of a basic Alexa Skill and how the various moving parts in a skill interact with each other.

In this chapter, we take our design skills a little further and create a slightly more advanced skill. Our skill is called Handsfree Messenger and it will allow the user to leverage Alexa to send SMSes in a hands-free manner, just using Alexa and Echo, without any interaction with his/her phone. We will use a custom service called Twilio, which allows a user/developer to make/receive phone calls programmatically ...

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