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Programming documentation?

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Programming documentation?
« on: February 19, 2020, 07:06:13 pm »
Hi, sorry if all Newbe's ask this question...  I'm relatively new to programming Alexa.  I've set up some routines and can do simple on/off control.  I'm fascinated by Alexa and think it can be a very powerful tool.  Is there a programming guide for Alexa?  What can you do within a routine?  Do Alexa routines have any 'If', 'Then' capability?

Any suggestions on where I start?

Thank you

Offline Marco

Re: Programming documentation?
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2020, 04:45:54 am »
I suggest you visit this website:
https://developer.amazon.com/en-US/alexa/alexa-skills-kit

Now, regarding your question about "IF" and "Then", the answer is no (at least for the moment).
I'm one of those hoping Amazon implements such functionality.

Re: Programming documentation?
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2020, 08:19:34 am »
Thank you.

Do we need to create a 'skill' to get some advanced capability?

Offline Marco

Re: Programming documentation?
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2020, 11:09:56 am »
You can play around enough with routine's actions in order to create some long and/or sophisticated series of actions but since you've asked about "Programming documentation" I assumed you're looking to go all the way.

Re: Programming documentation?
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2020, 01:01:05 pm »
OR, check out Voiceflow, if you want to make 'skills', but don't have a lot of programming experience.
https://www.voiceflow.com/

Offline Marco

Re: Programming documentation?
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2020, 01:53:41 pm »
This looks great.... Thanks for sharing!

OR, check out Voiceflow, if you want to make 'skills', but don't have a lot of programming experience.
https://www.voiceflow.com/