Inspiration

What can I do for stopping pandemic?

My answer was to develop an Alexa Skill in Multiple Languages for encouraging Kids or others to wash their hands with joyful song.

I heard that it's good for defeating virus to wash our hands for over 30 seconds. But it is too long to endure that time for kids. The solution is providing joyful 30 seconds that let kids forget about the time.

What it does

So, I developed this Alexa Skill to provide joyful song for 30 seconds. I chose the song which everyone knows. It is "Happy Birthday To You". This skill supports English, French, German, Italy and Japanese. I'll expand languages to support.

How I built it

In the case of Japanese, I used my own recorded voice for the introduction and closing of the song. In the case of others, I used Alexa's voice to speak each language.

Challenges I ran into

Developing for multiple languages was my first attempt.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

The unique users of this released skill increased to 250 people in the world for only one week.

What I learned

Music is universal all over the world.

What's next for Hands Wash! with 30sec song

I'll expand languages to support such as Spanish, Portuguese and Hindi.

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