We wanted to create an easy hands-free way for people to invest in stocks.
What it does
We based off the front-end of our hack using the Decision Tree Skill Template for Alexa. When the user starts TopStock, Alexa will greet the user and then ask whether it would like to buy/sell or neither. Based off of the user's answer, Alexa will direct them to either buy or sell stocks. Otherwise it will exit the system.
How we built it
We used Flask and MODApis for back-end, Alexa Skill for front-end.
Challenges we ran into
We ran into lots of errors regarding parsing and syntax in the back-end.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
It works kinda! :D
What we learned
Steep learning curve for Python and Flask, Alexa dev is finnicky
What's next for TopStock
More features and another means for front-end, through mobile and web