Inspiration

Everyone could use some motivation every once in a while. Why not let Alexa help out?

What it does

The Inspirational Motivator helps to simultaneously motivate and inspire users to provide a productivity boost, selecting from one of 100 carefully selected inspirational quotes. By promoting a healthy and positive motivated mindset, this skill aims to promote task productivity, support self-improvement, and improve mental health. Whether you are working, relaxing, or just going about your day, the Inspirational Motivator is here to give your mood a boost!

How I built it

This simple but powerful app uses an internal database of select quotes hosted on the AWS Lambda endpoint to provide inspirational motivation to the user.

Challenges I ran into

Setting up AWS Lambda was the most time-consuming step.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

Very proud to have published this skill on the Alexa Skills store!

What I learned

Learned to work with the Alexa voice toolkit and the AWS Lambda endpoint services.

What's next for Inspirational Motivator

Future updates may include mood therapy using the Alexa light ring.

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