Inspiration

Violence is a serious public health problem. It affects people in all stages of life, from infants to the elderly link. During this pandemic time, Victims of violence may have increasing the risk for abuse because they live in the same space with an abuser. The idea crossed my mind when I remembered IGTV about People Experiencing Abuse. Then I decided to make Alexa skill to help people experiencing abuse by ordering fake pizza via Alexa and send danger situation message using Telegram.

What it does

If you are experiencing violence, you can make a fake order for tuna pizza via Alexa. After that, Alexa will send danger situation message to emergency contact using Telegram app.

How I built it

I built this Alexa Skill using NodeJS. Then for the server for sending message to Telegram, I use NodeJS and ExpressJS. To connect Alexa Skill and Server, I install axios.

Challenges I ran into

Creating Alexa skills and connect it via API within a day.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

Successfully sending danger message to Telegram.

What I learned

I learned a lot about Alexa Skill Design Patterns and API setting.

What's next for SOS Pizza!

  • Adding user address on emergency message, add Alexa Skill for current condition, Sending more messages such as relatives, neighbours.
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