I'm building an Alexa Skill, and it requires that I store the userId of a user. I've tried to retrieve it with event.session.user.userId. However, when I call console.log(event.session.user.userId) the output is literally amzn1.ask.account.[u...
How to set a background color for an Amazon Alexa APL skill? This is how my .json file looks like: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/alexa-labs/skill-sample-nodejs-sauce-boss/master/lambda/custom/documents/recipeIntent.json...
I'm creating a custom Alexa skill and it need to collect a unknown number of names that the user says.  I have tried to store the names in a slot. I was able to get one name to work this way but not multiple. Right now, I am trying to ask the use...
I am learning js and to create simple Alexa skills. I want to better understand the template code and I am studying the documentation at https://ask-sdk-for-nodejs.readthedocs.io but I cannot find an answer to this question. The .getResponse() method...
Iam new to Skill and nodejs development and got my first problem very soon.  Basically, iam trying to read data from DynamoDB and let it speak over Alexa.  var title;  exports.handler = (event, context, callback) => {      getData();     alexa = A...
I am currently trying to program an alexa skill. I am very stuck... trying to see if I can get Alexa to ask the user 'How they are feeling' and then use this to ask further questions. Not sure if I should make a variable or attribute... any h...
I currently have a lofty goal of getting all ( or at least most ) of our javascript and css concatenated and minified into an external file for our site.   Alexa tracking is giving me a bit of a headache. The Alexa coverage report shows that it can&#...
Please help, I need to use mqtt protocol in lambda function to send some data to a broker. I use simple code to test it :  mqtt = require('mqtt'); var client  = mqtt.connect('mqtt://test.mosquitto.org');  client.on('connect',...
I have an Alexa Skill which I want to have an initial response to an intent, then after a delay, states another response.  I've attempted using multiple response.tell(...) call with a setTimeout() between them, but this only responds with the fir...
I am building an Alexa skill using javascript (specifically Node.js) and I am running into an error that I do not understand.  First, the code:  "use strict";  var Alexa = require("alexa-sdk");  var handlers = {   "LaunchRequest&#...

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