Inspiration

  • We hate dealing with people, so we deal with Alexa instead

What it does

  • Look for an item in the store by asking Alexa to FindIt

How we built it

  • built a Lambda function that hooks up to the DynamoDB with node

Challenges we ran into

  • Alexa being too sensitive
  • Perfecting utterances training dataset

Accomplishments that we're proud of

  • Keeping the UX as simple and fluent as possible

What we learned

  • Building a skill for Alexa
  • Setting up AWS Lambda functions
  • Setting up AWS DynamoDB
  • Working with speech intents
  • Dealing with Echo

What's next for Findit

  • Adding in data analytics
  • UI to update and display store map/route realtime
  • QR code to sync to customer's device so they can keep a log
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