The Amazon Alexa API Mashup Contest

Connect your favorite APIs to Amazon Alexa

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Winning entries

Most Creative API Mashup

Elite Dangerous Ship Assistant
Intermediate
  • 8,035
  • 31

Full instructions

Explore the depths of the Milky Way Galaxy, with assistance from your ship's new AI, Amazon's Alexa.

Most Creative API Mashup

Air Traffic Control - Alexa Skill
Easy
  • 442
  • 5

Full instructions

Live information about aircraft flying overhead using Alexa, AWS Lambda, and the ADS-B Exchange API.

Most Creative API Mashup

One Card Poker
Easy
  • 116
  • 3

Full instructions

Build (and play) a fast-paced game of one-card poker ("Blind Man's Bluff") against Alexa!

Most Useful API Mashup

Virtual Librarian
Intermediate
  • 699
  • 22

Full instructions

Virtual Librarian is an Alexa skill that provides reading recommendations based on bestseller lists, award nominations, and user reviews.

Most Useful API Mashup

U.S. National Parks
Intermediate
  • 174
  • 1

Full instructions

Experience the U.S. national parks through voice and sound clips. Hear a waterfall at Yosemite and a volcano at Hawaii Volcanoes.

Most Useful API Mashup

Alexa Team - How Multi Alexas Work Together As a Team
Intermediate
  • 527
  • 11

Full instructions

First integrated solution that makes use of two different Alexa skills takes tele consulting services to next level.

FIRST 50 SKILLS

Expert Review
  • 18
  • 0

See a cool, new headset? Want to know how good it is? Just ask! From summary to rating to detail, Expert Review will get it for you.

FIRST 50 SKILLS

Personal Recruiter
Intermediate
  • 639
  • 11

Full instructions

We have developed a skill that conducts interview with you.

Personal Recruiter

Team unemployed

FIRST 50 SKILLS

Alexa AWS IFTTT UK
Intermediate
  • 7,004
  • 22

Full instructions

Since the Amazon Echo is not working with the IFTTT in the UK I made a hack to get around it by creating my own Echo Skill and AWS Service

FIRST 50 SKILLS

Inspirational Quote
Easy
  • 217
  • 5

Full instructions

Ask Alexa for an Inspirational Quote.

FIRST 50 SKILLS

Where'sMyPhone
Intermediate
  • 107
  • 0

Ever lose your phone under the couch? Find any mobile phone in seconds with Where'sMyPhone.

FIRST 50 SKILLS

Dundee Gigs
Intermediate
  • 71
  • 1

Full instructions

Skill that enables users to find out what gigs are on in Dundee on the date of their choosing.

Dundee Gigs

Team Rock Profile

FIRST 50 SKILLS

Drizzle Cloud
Intermediate
  • 225
  • 2

Full instructions

An Alexa skill which calls the Dark Sky API to determine if it will rain in the next hour or not by specifying the co-ordinates of your city

FIRST 50 SKILLS

Places Skill
Intermediate
  • 1,610
  • 14

Places allows you to ask Alexa for directions to a location (stores, restaurant, etc.) and also provides info like phone number, and hours.

FIRST 50 SKILLS

Inspirational Quotes
Easy
  • 130
  • 3

Full instructions

Inspirational Quotes more than 100 quotes to start your day with inspiration each time you ask the skill you get a random quote

FIRST 50 SKILLS

Alexa Topbox (Movies, TV shows and Books)
Easy
  • 350
  • 6

Very simple to use Alexa skill to get recommended movies, TV shows, books, their ratings and storyline, without even searching the internet.

FIRST 50 SKILLS

Currency Exchange Alexa skill
Easy
  • 253
  • 4

Protip

Ask alexa to get you the currency exchange rate between any 2 currencies for the desired amount.

FIRST 50 SKILLS

Alexa Random Joke
Easy
  • 165
  • 1

Full instructions

Want a quick laugh? Just tell Alexa to tell you a joke and boom---you'll be laughing in no time. Check it out!

FIRST 50 SKILLS

Unofficial Pokedex - Alexa Skill
Intermediate
  • 175
  • 2

Full instructions

Simple information (from Poke API) about the 150 first Pokemon (Indigo League). Reply Pokemon number, Pokemon type and abilities.

FIRST 50 SKILLS

FantasyMetrix
Intermediate
  • 27
  • 0

Full instructions

Alexa will provide past and present statistics along with advanced metrics derived from NFL players using the Yahoo Fantasy Sports API.

FIRST 50 SKILLS

Stock Quoter
Intermediate
  • 124
  • 2

Full instructions

A fast and easy way to look up the price of a company. If the after hour / pre-market price changes by more than 1 percent, we'll tell you.

FIRST 50 SKILLS

Alexa  Spice: Google Translate
Intermediate
  • 463
  • 5

Protip

An use-full Alexa Skill which uses Google Translate API to translate list of spices in World to different language.

FIRST 50 SKILLS

Teach Alexa Hipster
Easy
  • 150
  • 1

Full instructions

Push the bounds of hipster-speak past the limits. Need more? Add in some Latin. Make Alexa #humblebrag

FIRST 50 SKILLS

Invention of the Day
Easy
  • 97
  • 1

Protip

When asked, Invention of the Day will randomly give details about a particular invention including the inventor and the year it was invented

FIRST 50 SKILLS

Fermi Paradox Explanations
Easy
  • 23
  • 0

Full instructions

Ever wondered why we haven't been able to contact aliens? Just ask Fermi Paradox for an explanation!

FIRST 50 SKILLS

Internet Slang Expander
Easy
  • 94
  • 2

This Alexa skill gives you the expanded form of any internet slang like "asap" to "as soon as possible".

FIRST 50 SKILLS

UK Top 40
Intermediate
  • 94
  • 1

Full instructions

Ever wanted to know the best song this week and learn how to develop an Alexa skill? Finally, you can, and be cool again!

FIRST 50 SKILLS

Recipe Suggestions with Alexa
Easy
  • 292
  • 4

Full instructions

Wondering what to do with those turnips? Are those tomatoes about to go bad? Just tell Alexa what ingredients you have and get ideas!

FIRST 50 SKILLS

Restaurant Finder
Intermediate
  • 167
  • 2

Full instructions

This skill finds restaurants based on type of cuisine, or filtered by price or Yelp rating. Alexa reads details including address and phone.

FIRST 50 SKILLS

We Feel Fine + Alexa
Intermediate
  • 46
  • 0

Full instructions

How are people feeling in Tokyo? What are happy people saying? We Feel Fine is an exploration of human emotion on a global scale.

FIRST 50 SKILLS

Book Buddy
  • 48
  • 0

Lookup information about your favorite books, using the GoodReads API, Amazon Alexa, and Echo. Find author, rating, # of pages, and more.

FIRST 50 SKILLS

Coloring Pages
Intermediate
  • 200
  • 5

Full instructions

Ask Alexa to print something. It could be an animal, a cartoon character, a mandala, etc. Alexa will find a coloring page for you to color.

FIRST 50 SKILLS

ChillFlix
Intermediate
  • 1,014
  • 15

Full instructions

Sure you can LOGIN and SEARCH for shows and movies on NETFLIX. How would it be to ask your assistant and get the answers .

ChillFlix

Team Clairvoyant

FIRST 50 SKILLS

Beer Genius
  • 34
  • 0

Get all information you could want about any commercial beer!

FIRST 50 SKILLS

My Meteo Alert
Easy
  • 88
  • 1

Full instructions

Every day, before starting activity or on demand, it is helpful to get alert info read by Vocal Device like Amazon ECHO (DOT)

FIRST 50 SKILLS

Event Master
Intermediate
  • 30
  • 1

Event Master is an Alexa Custom Skill that allows you to search for events in the city you want all around the world.

FIRST 50 SKILLS

Alexa Message Board (now with Slack!)
Intermediate
  • 1,083
  • 8

Full instructions

Post messages to your personal message board from anywhere (e.g. connected devices or web services) and have Alexa read the messages to you.

FIRST 50 SKILLS

Voice enable Wunderlist with Task Master!
  • 44
  • 0

If you love tracking your to do lists with Wunderlist, you are going to love this skill! Interact with your lists via Alexa!

FIRST 50 SKILLS

Chuck Norris Jokes
Easy
  • 19
  • 0

Immediate access to random Chuck Norris jokes...what else needs to be said

FIRST 50 SKILLS

Random Vocabulary
  • 11
  • 0

I like words, I like playing word games. This skill fetches random words with optional length parameter, reads and spells it out to you

FIRST 50 SKILLS

Alexa Dog Whisperer Skill
Easy
  • 224
  • 2

Full instructions

Get real time data about your dog! Find out what they did yesterday, when their birthday is, or if they have any medical conditions.

Other entries

Knock Knock Who? Exactly
Advanced
  • 2,236
  • 19

Full instructions

Real-time background analysis of the person at your door.

Calculus Buddy
Easy
  • 470
  • 8

A personal voice assistant that could assist you with any math problems you have, including high level math problems in calculus and beyond.

Gym Bud with Fitbit + Alexa and RPi Development Platform
Advanced
  • 455
  • 7

Full instructions

Created an Alexa Raspberry Pi Development Platform for everyone, demonstrated with fitness system using Fitbit. Uses many APIs.

Outdoor Recreation Areas
Intermediate
  • 114
  • 5

Discover national parks, forests, and other recreation areas near you, powered by the Recreation Information Database API.

Medium.com daily top stories
Intermediate
  • 173
  • 3

Work in progress

Listen to the best stories everyday on Medium.com.

Premier League Football (Twilio SMS+Alexa)
Intermediate
  • 292
  • 2

Work in progress

Ask Alexa info about football fixtures, league table stats & rankings. Alexa can also text you details about a football match.

Mathy: The math teacher
Easy
  • 137
  • 2

Work in progress

Alexa will be the maths tutor for students of all ages. This skill will help students do all math operations from simple to complex math.

Fun Trivia
Easy
  • 120
  • 2

Full instructions

Alexa Skill fun quiz about different topics.

Spoonacular Food Utilities
Intermediate
  • 111
  • 1

Protip

Spoonacular helps you to manage your food from meal plan to shopping list to cooking.

BirdMan - The One Stop Bird Finder
Intermediate
  • 32
  • 1

Full instructions

BirdMan is an audio-visual bird guide which shares not only bird info but plays any bird call along with an image & IUCN red lists's status.

BirdMan - The One Stop Bird Finder

Team The League Of Birds

What's Open
Intermediate
  • 94
  • 1

Integrates Alexa with Mason SRCT's open source project whatsopen.gmu.edu to allow students at GMU to ask Alexa, "What's Open?"

Movie World
Intermediate
  • 26
  • 1

Work in progress

Movie World is a tool helping users to find info from the movies world. Right now it can be asked for the best/popular movies and actors.

Alexa Copilot
Intermediate
  • 99
  • 1

Full instructions

Cruise through the skies in FlightGear simulator and let Alexa be your copilot as you control your aircraft, chart a course and much more.

Alexa Copilot

Team Demented Aviators

Inspirational Quotes
Easy
  • 146
  • 1

Full instructions

Often times we need some type of motivation and inspiration. This Alexa Skill will fetch a famous quote from a celebrity to uplift you.

AlexaCricket
Advanced
  • 53
  • 1

Work in progress

AlexaCricket lets you know the what's happening in the cricket world without typing any information.

Alexa, Open Doc
Intermediate
  • 187
  • 1

Full instructions

An Amazon Alexa skill to open and edit google docs through voice.

Party Time
Easy
  • 87
  • 0

Full instructions

Provides Alexa integration to the holidayapi.com such that you can ask Alexa if a given date is a holiday and get the answer.

City Elevation
Easy
  • 76
  • 0

Easy, convenient, and precise way to find the elevation of a U.S. city!

Alexa, Who's At The Door?
Advanced
  • 7,662
  • 82

Full instructions

An Amazon Alexa and Raspberry Pi project that allows a user to know who exactly is knocking at their door using facial recognition.

Alexa can make call using the Secretary Rosy!
Advanced
  • 241
  • 47

Work in progress

Alexa can help us using Rosy to make telephone calls to our loved ones or get the balance of my credit card before I purchase at amazon

Trellexa
  • 988
  • 22

Trellexa helps Echo users manager their todo list and Kanban boards in Trello with an easy-to-use voice control interface.

Trellexa

Team EBSCO-Ops&Fin

Smart Maid
Intermediate
  • 1,304
  • 21

Full instructions

Hack your existing iRobot Create with Particle and control it through Alexa.

Smart Maid

Team Yosnalab

Alexa Skill - Movie Buff
Intermediate
  • 701
  • 19

Full instructions

An Alexa Skill to get movie info, recommendations, find similar movies, and top movies by actors using TMDb (The Movie DB)'s Public API.

Smart Alexa
Advanced
  • 1,091
  • 15

Protip

SmartAlexa can connect with Amazon Alexa devices as a Smart Home Skill to give you command of your home through voice controls.

Meeting Assistant
Intermediate
  • 350
  • 11

Full instructions

The user communicates with the device through voice and gets details regarding scheduled meetings.

Meeting Assistant

Team VASPP Technologies Pvt Ltd

SalesTalk - Audible Business Intelligence for e-Commerce
Super hard
  • 65
  • 11

Small businesses are so busy getting business done, they don't know how their business is doing. With SalesTalk, now they can just ask!

Trademark Master
Easy
  • 214
  • 10

Work in progress

Trademark Master tells you if any string has already been registered.

Making Alexa your personal beer Connoisseur
Advanced
  • 474
  • 8

Full instructions

The explosion of microbreweries over the past twenty years has given us a fantastic array of choices. Turn Alexa into a beer expert!

Random Rumble Generator
Super hard
  • 331
  • 7

Work in progress

Random Rumble Generator allows you to equip random weapons in Destiny by using your voice.

IP Location Alexa Skill
Easy
  • 526
  • 7

Full instructions

Monitoring your network and want to check the country an IP is located? Your screen already a little busy? Just ask our Alexa Skill

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