Are you always looking for your phone and can't find it? Let's use Alexa to help you find your phone!
What it does
Find your phone using Alexa, even if your phone is on silent! If you lose your phone, It also tells you the last location where it saw your phone.
How we built it
We used AWS Beanstalk and AWS Lambda to architect the services to manage all the phones in the network. We also built an iOS app that will help us to ring the phone remotely. We used the Alexa Skills SDK to build a custom Alexa skill in Python on AWS Lambda which would communicate with the services to trigger the remote ringing.
Challenges we ran into
It was a challenge to implement ringing the phone even when it was on silent or connected to headphones
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We were able to ring the phone within a few seconds of invoking the Alexa skill and it always rang even if the phone was on silent. Another useful feature we added was to find the last location the phone was seen so that we can track it if we lose it.