To enter this contest: https://www.hackster.io/contests/alexa-api-contest
I had to develop a custom Alexa Skill that integrates an with an Open API. Naturally I'd pick http://pokeapi.co
What it does
Currently It only reports weight and height of the pokemon you ask for, I will add the rest of the API features over the next few weeks
How I built it
I had to write an Alexa Skill Adapter and prepare publishing information in the Amazon developer portal and write an AWS Lambda function.
This was developed in VSCode.
Challenges I ran into
Debugging can be difficult because it requires packaging and redeploying the code to AWS.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
3 Hours from scratch to MVP.
What's next for PokeAPI Amazon Alexa Skill
More API features! The API supports a whole bunch of other Poke mon related things. I'll work adding useful features over the next few weeks.