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Alexa Skills Kit SDK for Python

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日本語 
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The ASK SDK for Python makes it easier for you to build highly engaging skills, by allowing you to spend more time on implementing features and less on writing boiler-plate code.

The ASK SMAPI SDK for Python provides developers a library for easily interacting with all Skill Management APIs (SMAPI), including interaction model, intent request history, and in-skill purchasing APIs.

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ask-sdk-runtime |Runtime Version| |Runtime Downloads| ask-sdk-core |Core Version| |Core Downloads| ask-sdk-dynamodb-persistence-adapter |DynamoDb Version| |DynamoDb Downloads| ask-sdk |Standard Version| |Standard Downloads| ask-sdk-local-debug |Ask Sdk Local Debug Version| |Ask Sdk Local Debug Downloads| ask-sdk-webservice-support |Webservice Version| |Webservice Downloads| flask-ask-sdk |Flask Sdk Version| |Flask Sdk Downloads| django-ask-sdk |Django Sdk Version| |Django Sdk Downloads| ask-sdk-jinja-renderer |Jinja Renderer Sdk Version| |Jinja Renderer Sdk Downloads| ask-smapi-sdk |Smapi Sdk Version| |Smapi Sdk Downloads| ==================================== ==================

Technical Documentation

ASK SDK ~~~~~~~ -

English 
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日本語 
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ASK SMAPI SDK ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ -

English 
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Models 
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The SDK works on model classes rather than native Alexa JSON requests and responses. These model classes are generated using the Request, Response JSON schemas from the

developer docs 
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The documentation for the model classes can be found

here 
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Samples

Hello World (using Classes) 
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This code sample will allow you to hear a response from Alexa when you trigger it. It is a minimal sample to get you familiarized with the Alexa Skills Kit and AWS Lambda.

This sample shows how to create a skill using the Request Handler classes. For more information, check the

Request Processing 
_ documentation.

Hello World (using Decorators) 
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This code sample will allow you to hear a response from Alexa when you trigger it. It is a minimal sample to get you familiarized with the Alexa Skills Kit and AWS Lambda.

This sample shows how to create a skill using the Request Handler Decorators. For more information, check the

Request Processing 
_ documentation.

Color Picker 
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This is a step-up in functionality from Hello World. When the user provides their favorite color, Alexa remembers it and tells the user their favorite color.

It allows you to capture input from your user and demonstrates the use of Slots. It also demonstrates use of session attributes and request, response interceptors.

Fact 
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Template for a basic fact skill. You’ll provide a list of interesting facts about a topic, Alexa will select a fact at random and tell it to the user when the skill is invoked.

Demonstrates use of multiple locales and internationalization in the skill.

Quiz Game 
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Template for a basic quiz game skill. Alexa quizzes the user with facts from a list you provide.

Demonstrates use of render template directives to support displays on Alexa-enabled devices with a screen.

Device Address 
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Sample skill that shows how to request and access the configured address in the user’s device settings.

Demonstrates how to use the alexa APIs using the SDK. For more information, check the documentation on

Alexa Service Clients 
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Fact with In-Skill Purchases 
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Sample fact skill with

in-skill purchase 
_ features, by offering different packs of facts behind a purchase, and a subscription to unlock all of the packs at once.

Demonstrates calling monetization alexa service and using ASK CLI to enable in-skill purchasing.

City Guide 
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Template for a local recommendations skill. Alexa uses the data that you provide to offer recommendations according to the user's stated preferences.

Demonstrates calling external APIs from the skill.

Pet Match 
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Sample skill that matches the user with a pet. Alexa prompts the user for the information it needs to determine a match. Once all of the required information is collected, the skill sends the data to an external web service that processes the data and returns the match.

Demonstrates how to prompt and parse multiple values from customers using

Dialog Management 
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Entity Resolution 
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High Low Game 
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Template for a basic high-low game skill. When the user guesses a number, Alexa tells the user whether the number she has in mind is higher or lower.

Demonstrates use of persistence attributes and the persistence adapter in the SDK.

Audio Player 
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Project that demonstrates how to use

AudioPlayer interface 
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PlaybackController interface 
__ for building audioplayer skills in Alexa. The SingleStream skill sample demonstrates how to create a live radio skill, along with localization support. The MultiStream skill sample demonstrates how to create a basic podcast skill that can play multiple, pre-recorded audio streams.

Pager Karaoke 
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This sample demonstrates 3 features of APL: the

Pager Component 
,
SpeakItem Command 
, and accessing
device characteristics 
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Alexa Capabilities supported by SDK

  • Amazon Pay 
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  • Audio Player 
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  • Display – Body templates for devices with a screen 
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  • Gadgets\Game Engine – Echo Buttons 
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  • Directive Service (Progressive Response) 
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  • Messaging 
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  • Monetization 
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  • Video 
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  • Device Address 
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  • Lists 
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  • Request for customer contact information 
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  • Obtain customer settings information 
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  • Account Linking 
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  • Entity Resolution 
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  • Dialog Management 
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  • Location Services 
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  • Reminders 
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  • Proactive Events 
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  • Dynamic Entities 
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  • Skill Messaging 
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  • Connections 
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Preview ~~~~~~~

  • Alexa Presentation Language 
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  • Name-free Interactions 
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Hosting Skills on Non-Lambda Resources

SDK provides

ask-sdk-webservice-support
package, that allows hosting skills as custom web services. It also provides framework specific adapters under
flask-ask-sdk
and
django-ask-sdk
packages, to integrate skills on the respective frameworks and deploy as web service.

More information on how to use these packages can be found on this

documentation link 
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Got Feedback?

  • We would like to hear about your bugs, feature requests, questions or quick feedback. Please search for
    existing issues 
    _ before opening a new one. It would also be helpful if you follow the templates for issue and pull request creation. Please follow the
    contributing guidelines 
    _ for pull requests!!
  • Request and vote for
    Alexa features 
    _! Remember to select the category as ASK SDK if your feature request is specific to SDK.

Additional Resources

Other Language Alexa Skills Kit SDKs ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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Community ~~~~~~~~~

  • Amazon Developer Forums 
    _ : Join the conversation!
  • Hackster.io 
    _ - See what others are building with Alexa.

Tutorials & Guides ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

  • Voice Design Guide 
    _ - A great resource for learning conversational and voice user interface design.

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