This is my second Alexa skill and the first one I created using conversations API and it is very helpful a lot of time saving while creating the back end.
I joined the hackathon since I enjoy learning new things and buy gadgets that I can develop stuff.
What it does
A tool that generates full meal plans in less than a second that can be fully customized based on your preferences.
How I built it
I used node.js and a lot of math to solve some equations that can generate a menu based on the user's age, height and weight.
Challenges I ran into
It was kind of confusing understand how to create Alexa conversations dialogs but watching the twitch videos it helped a lot
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
I'm proud that I was able to finish a very well functional MVP and the video 10 minutes before deadline!! Also I was able to create 3 Alexa conversations APIs. One for generate the meal plan, one for swapping the food using context carry over and the last one to generate a list.
What I learned
I learned how to use Alexa conversations and create dialogs for it.
What's next for Healthy meals
For the next version I will add storing the user session into a database, so I can delegate the dialog and don't ask him again for the data. Also add APL to show the menu in a list. And finally create meal plans in advance like the whole week so the user can have a full shopping list and order it online.