Entries by neil@enticom.co.uk

Multi turn Dialogs or Conversations

In an Alexa skill, a dialog with the user is a conversation with multiple turns in which Alexa asks questions and the user responds with the answers. The conversation is tied to a specific intent representing the user’s overall request. The questions and answers are intended to gather and confirm values for all of the […]

Utterances, Intents and Slots

Sounds like gobbledygook right, I certainly though so when I first looked into the Alexa skills but once you’ve turned it round in a way you can understand it all makes sense, lets break things down a little. Firstly Alexa and Echo, commonly referred to as the same sort of thing but they are 2 quite […]

Getting started with the Amazon Alexa Service

If you’re reading this it’s likely you’re completely new to developing for the Amazon Echo, Dot and Show using Amazon’s Alexa skill so hopefully this will be a straight forward enough guide to get you started. Create a developer account with Amazon and log in. If you’ve already got a Amazon account just use the […]

Read lists on an Amazon Alexa device

This post isn’t finished yet, need to add the write to 🙂 This tutorial assumes you have already set up your Amazon Developer account, have a externally accessible endpoint server able of running PHP, and have a skill with intents set up (If not start here first). It is designed to help you get started […]

Retrieve the location from an Amazon Alexa device

This tutorial assumes you have already set up your Amazon Developer account, have a externally accessible endpoint server able of running PHP, and have a skill with intents set up (If not start here first). It is designed to help you get started and therefore does not include error or session management. The API docs […]