I've got 4 kids and they love both Alexa and bedtime stories. So what it better than to combine the two and have Alexa tell interactive bedtime stories.
What it does
It tells a bedtime story and askes at several points in the story how it shall turn out. It remembers the decisions and alters the story accordingly.
How I built it
Based on a Node.js example by Amazon I've created a state machine that maintains the state.
Challenges I ran into
Tracking state with the Alexa session model.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
German and English translation.
What I learned
Interactive speech design.
What's next for Bedtime stories
More stories. I already have the content layed out. Also native speakers as Alexa sounds too robotic for my kids. I already have professional speakers and equipment, but no time before the deadline to finish it.