I got this inspiration from my mother. Every day in order to cook food, we need some basic as well as some other ingredients. To manage all this stuff is a tiresome work. When I saw Alexa, I thought, why not expand it to do the things that we do on the daily or weekly basis.
What it does
** Well this skill can be used to simplify our daily lifestyle. This feature can be used to save time and money as well as this also gives information about how much a particular stuff is being used up. What they need to control and what they need to spent on**
All you have to do is to place the Alexa on the refrigerator and done. Alexa will come with an inbuilt barcode scanner or a camera which can scan the barcode. Whenever you run out of something such as milk, biscuits, oil, all you have to do is to place it in front of the Alexa, Alexa will recognize it and it will add the items in the cart at amazon.com. The items added to the cart can be reviewed in the amazon app on mobile phones or on the laptop and you can place the order with it. with the help of this skill, you will get all your groceries and other stuff just by flashing around the Alexa.
How I built it
The barcode scanner on the products is used to get the information and by pairing up with the Amazon API. we can directly place the order on amazon
Challenges I ran into
there are some challenges but Alexa is one stop solution for all the problem
what is there is no barcode on the product, or it's been misplaced well the Alexa has voice command feature, you can use it directly to place the order
if I can place an order by using the voice command, why would I use the barcode scanner? well yes you can use the voice command feature, but by flashing the product over the Alexa you can place the order for the exact product and flashing takes just the fraction of seconds rather than giving the voice command
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Through this project, I learned about how the Amazon Alexa works. how it is the device that can change our lives. I also learned about how Amazon is expanding all over the world and all over the items. I learned about how barcode contains all the information and how it can impact our lives.
What I learned
By using Alexa to place the order on the amazon and using just the barcode. I learned about how the how to integrate the technology so that they can amplify each other output. by using this feature one can save a lot of time and money. they can know about how frequently they are using up the stuff and what they need to control and what they need to spend on
What's next for the smarter Alexa
With incorporating all the new skills and with the existing skills the Alexa will be the replacement for most of the items on the shelf in the future. it can impact the digital industry that no one can ever think of.