Amazon Alexa - Learn to Build Flash Briefings From Scratch
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Amazon Alexa - Learn to Build Flash Briefings From Scratch

Learn how to develop Flash Briefings from scratch for Amazon Echo devices
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4.2 (19 ratings)
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Created by Andy Clarke
Last updated 5/2020
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • How to build Flash Briefings for Amazon Echo devices
  • Create RSS Feeds
  • Create XML files
  • Create JSON files
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Amazon Developer Console
Requirements
  • Ideally have an Echo device or the Alexa app to test your Flash Briefings
Description

Learn how to build Flash Briefing for Amazon Echo Devices from scratch with ease!

In this course I will guide you through everything that is involved to create a flash briefing skill for Echo devices using various methods, this includes creating the skill from scratch all the way through to publishing & certification.

  • Create a fully functional RSS feed

  • Create and code an XML file

  • Create and code a JSON file

  • Create text & audio flash briefings

  • Create and upload files to your own AWS account

  • Create skills in your own Developer Account

  • Learn how to update your briefings

  • Use external feeds to build a briefings quickly and easily

  • Best ways to promote your briefing after publishing

Within the course, we LEARN-BY-DOING, I walk you through all the steps it takes to create multiple flash briefings within the Amazon framework so you understand what you are doing and why! You will learn how to code an XML file and JSON file so you can create briefings with ease, get to grips with Amazon Web Server and the Developer Console, learn how to best build your skill so it will be published onto the Amazon Skills store. This course will arm you with the skills and practical knowledge to give you confidence to go and create your own flash briefings in the future. You will also learn the best way to promote your skill once it has been published.

Who is this course for?

  • Individuals that want to learn how to create Flash Briefings for Alexa

  • Individuals that want to learn how to create XML files and JSON files and turn them into skills

  • Anyone from beginners to experts when it comes to building skills

By the end of this course you will have created multiple Flash Briefings using different methods and have the tools to take your Echo skills to the next level!

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Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to develop a Flash Briefing skill
Course content
Expand all 21 lectures 01:44:27
+ Introduction
2 lectures 03:23

In this lecture we have a quick run introduction to the course to get us started.

Preview 01:00

In this lesson we have a quick overview of Flash Briefings before we dive into building.

Preview 02:23
+ Setup
2 lectures 06:48

Here we take a quick look at how to setup your Amazon Developer account, which can either be tied to your current Amazon account if you have one, or you can create a brand new account.

Preview 02:46

In this lecture we go through the process of setting up our AWS account with Amazon.

Setting up Amazon Web Service
04:02
+ Creating Our First Flash Briefing Using RSS Feed
5 lectures 40:41

We take a look at an example XML feed and see what it takes to create one in order to build our RSS feed.

What is an RSS feed?
05:25

In this lecture we create our first XML file which will be used for our RSS feed and will be read our by our Amazon Echo devices.

Creating an XML file
11:25

We upload our newly created XML file onto AWS (Amazon Web Server) ready for accessing in the next lecture.

Preview 04:38

Here we delve into the Developer console and actually create our very first Flash Briefing and test it out on our Echo device or in the Alexa App.

Creating Our XML Flash Briefing
09:57

In this lecture we walk through the steps of publishing your newly developer flash briefing skill.

Publishing Our Skill
09:16
+ Creating our Second Flash Briefing Using Text to Speech
4 lectures 20:06

In this lecture we take a quick look over an example JSON file to get a better understanding of what we are about to create.

What is JSON
03:39

In this lecture we create our JSON file that will be read out as a flash briefing on echo devices.

Creating our JSON file
06:32

After creating our JSON text file, we upload it onto the Amazon Web Server so we can access it within our Flash Briefing.

Uploading our JSON file
03:04

In this lecture we create our flash briefing using our JSON file we created in the previous lecture.

Creating our JSON Flash Briefing
06:51
+ Creating our Third Flash Briefing Using Audio Files
4 lectures 18:54

In this lecture we upload our audio files in preparation for playback during our flash briefing.

Uploading our audio files
04:25

In this lesson we create our JSON file that will play our audio files when the user asks to play their flash briefing on their echo device.

Creating our JSON file
06:39

In this lecture we upload our JSON file that contains our audio files in preparation for creating our flash briefing.

Upload our JSON file
01:24

In this lesson we create our third and final flash briefing which contains audio files.

Creating our audio Flash Briefing
06:26
+ Final Thoughts
4 lectures 14:35

In this lecture we look at the process of updating our feed using another audio example.

Updating Your Feeds
04:26

In this lecture we look at how to connect a flash briefing to a site that has a pre-built or existing RSS or XML feed.

Automated RSS Feeds
07:05

Here we take a look at the best ways to promote your new flash briefing skill, with a quick rundown of the different options available.

Promoting Your Skill
02:32

The wrap up lecture to finish everything off :)

Final Thoughts
00:32