6/11/2017 - 3:35 AM

AWS "Talk to Daddy..."

AWS "Talk to Daddy..."

This sample demonstrates a simple skill built with the Amazon Alexa Skills Kit.
The Intent Schema, Custom Slots, and Sample Utterances for this skill, as well
as testing instructions are located at http://amzn.to/1LzFrj6

For additional samples, visit the Alexa Skills Kit Getting Started guide at

from __future__ import print_function

# --------------- Helpers that build all of the responses ----------------------

def build_speechlet_response(title, output, reprompt_text, should_end_session):
    return {
        'outputSpeech': {
            'type': 'PlainText',
            'text': output
        'card': {
            'type': 'Simple',
            'title': "SessionSpeechlet - " + title,
            'content': "SessionSpeechlet - " + output
        'reprompt': {
            'outputSpeech': {
                'type': 'PlainText',
                'text': reprompt_text
        'shouldEndSession': should_end_session

def build_response(session_attributes, speechlet_response):
    return {
        'version': '1.0',
        'sessionAttributes': session_attributes,
        'response': speechlet_response

# --------------- Functions that control the skill's behavior ------------------

def get_welcome_response():
    """ If we wanted to initialize the session to have some attributes we could
    add those here

    session_attributes = {}
    card_title = "Welcome"
    speech_output = "Welcome to the Tell Daddy skill. " \
                    "Send a message to Daddy, " \
                    "tell daddy I miss him."
    # If the user either does not reply to the welcome message or says something
    # that is not understood, they will be prompted again with this text.
    reprompt_text = "Please tell me your favorite color by saying, " \
                    "my favorite color is red."
    should_end_session = True
    return build_response(session_attributes, build_speechlet_response(
        card_title, speech_output, reprompt_text, should_end_session))

def handle_session_end_request():
    card_title = "Session Ended"
    speech_output = "Thank you for trying the Alexa Skills Kit sample. " \
                    "Have a nice day! "
    # Setting this to true ends the session and exits the skill.
    should_end_session = True
    return build_response({}, build_speechlet_response(
        card_title, speech_output, None, should_end_session))

def post_to_slack(message):
    import json
    import urllib2
    url = 'https://hooks.slack.com/services/xxxxxxx/xxxxxxx/xxxxxxxxx' # Set destination URL here
    data = {'text': message}     # Set POST fields here
    req = urllib2.Request(url)
    req.add_header('Content-Type', 'application/json')
    response = urllib2.urlopen(req, json.dumps(data))
    # request = Request(url, urlencode(post_fields).encode(), headers)

def send_message_to_daddy(intent, session):
    """ Sets the color in the session and prepares the speech to reply to the

    card_title = intent['name']
    session_attributes = {}
    should_end_session = True

    if 'message' in intent['slots']:
        message = intent['slots']['message']['value']
        speech_output = "Thank you, I'll give Daddy your message."
        reprompt_text = "You can ask me your favorite color by saying, " \
                        "what's my favorite color?"
        speech_output = "I didn't understandthat. " \
                        "Please try again."
    return build_response(session_attributes, build_speechlet_response(
        card_title, speech_output, reprompt_text, should_end_session))

# --------------- Events ------------------

def on_session_started(session_started_request, session):
    """ Called when the session starts """

    print("on_session_started requestId=" + session_started_request['requestId']
          + ", sessionId=" + session['sessionId'])

def on_launch(launch_request, session):
    """ Called when the user launches the skill without specifying what they

    print("on_launch requestId=" + launch_request['requestId'] +
          ", sessionId=" + session['sessionId'])
    # Dispatch to your skill's launch
    return get_welcome_response()

def on_intent(intent_request, session):
    """ Called when the user specifies an intent for this skill """

    print("on_intent requestId=" + intent_request['requestId'] +
          ", sessionId=" + session['sessionId'])

    intent = intent_request['intent']
    intent_name = intent_request['intent']['name']

    # Dispatch to your skill's intent handlers
    if intent_name == "TellDaddy":
        return send_message_to_daddy(intent, session)
    elif intent_name == "AMAZON.HelpIntent":
        return get_welcome_response()
    elif intent_name == "AMAZON.CancelIntent" or intent_name == "AMAZON.StopIntent":
        return handle_session_end_request()
        raise ValueError("Invalid intent")

def on_session_ended(session_ended_request, session):
    """ Called when the user ends the session.

    Is not called when the skill returns should_end_session=true
    print("on_session_ended requestId=" + session_ended_request['requestId'] +
          ", sessionId=" + session['sessionId'])
    # add cleanup logic here

# --------------- Main handler ------------------

def lambda_handler(event, context):
    """ Route the incoming request based on type (LaunchRequest, IntentRequest,
    etc.) The JSON body of the request is provided in the event parameter.
    print("event.session.application.applicationId=" +

    Uncomment this if statement and populate with your skill's application ID to
    prevent someone else from configuring a skill that sends requests to this
    # if (event['session']['application']['applicationId'] !=
    #         "amzn1.echo-sdk-ams.app.[unique-value-here]"):
    #     raise ValueError("Invalid Application ID")

    if event['session']['new']:
        on_session_started({'requestId': event['request']['requestId']},

    if event['request']['type'] == "LaunchRequest":
        return on_launch(event['request'], event['session'])
    elif event['request']['type'] == "IntentRequest":
        return on_intent(event['request'], event['session'])
    elif event['request']['type'] == "SessionEndedRequest":
        return on_session_ended(event['request'], event['session'])