Retain Session Data After Session Is Closed Or Store User Data In Alexa Skill Using Python In AWS DynamoDB- Persistent Attributes In Alexa

In order to make your Alexa skill more interactive it is necessary to save user information to make the skill smarter. An ideal example would be to store the score the user got after his / her game. You can use this information to let the user know his personal best. In this blog, I … Read more

Store session data in Alexa skill using python – Session Attributes in Alexa Skill Kit

Almost every Alexa skill requires a back-and-forth interaction with the user in order to make the skill more lively and interactive. In order to achieve this Amazon provides us feature called session attributes. So in this blog, I am going to talk about session attributes and give a code snippet using python. If you are … Read more

How to handle Alexa skill backend logic using AWS lambda – python

In this article, I will show the process through which you can add your backend logic using python. We will be using AWS Lambda as it blends well with Alexa. If you are someone new to AWS you can refer to this blog. Amazon Alexa makes our life easy by providing an SDK. So in … Read more

Amazon Pay integration with Alexa using python

Alexa is one of the most exciting technologies to work with. In this article, I will be sharing how to integrate Amazon pay with Alexa using python. If you are someone new to Alexa skill development, check out the basics of Alexa skill development. Recently I had a requirement to integrate Amazon Pay into my … Read more

Difference between Amazon Alexa and Amazon Lex

Both Alexa and Lex are wonderful cloud based services that make the life of humans easier. Both can interact with humans allowing them to get their work done without wasting time on websites. Wait, If both of these Amazon products are offering the same then why should they have two separate products? That’s exactly what … Read more

Custom Slot Handling in Alexa Skill Development

Developing a skill on Alexa is definitely fun. Isn’t it? That’s because Alexa not only makes the life of the user easier but also its developer. It provides many features for developers so that we can concentrate more on the backend part and not filling the slots. Now before proceeding further, I assume that you … Read more

Handling date in Alexa Skill Development

Amazon Alexa is gradually starting to get more traffic. As a developer, you can surely take advantage of it. In this article, let’s see how to handle dates in Alexa skill development. Before we begin, if you are completely new to Alexa skill development then please check out this blog to know the basics of … Read more

Basic concepts of Alexa Skill Kit Development

Alexa is undoubtedly one of the most used voice assistants and it is growing at a rapid speed. So there is surely a place for developers to take advantage of it. In this article, let’s see the basics of Alexa skill kit development. I have previously covered a high level overview of how things work … Read more