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Where's the documentation to build a skill that Alexa refers to a specific calendar on a website?

As I am still getting used to the documentation, can anyone tell me where to find or point me in the right direction of how I could get an Alexa Skill to refer to a specific calendar on a a pre-existing website.

For example, if a calendar on a website shows where specific bowling tournaments are happening, can Alexa read the Calendar? Or would I have to update the Skill for each time a new date was inputted?

E.G. Alexa Voice commands:

"Alexa ask (Skill) where some bowling tournaments are happening this week" "Alexa ask (Skill) where some bowling tournaments are happening this Friday" "Alexa ask (Skill) where some bowling tournaments are happening on August 23"

1 Answer

Seth Kroger
Seth Kroger
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Googling for "alexa calendar skill" did bring up this sample project from Alexa: https://github.com/alexa/skill-sample-nodejs-calendar-reader.

It will partly on whether the site's calendar you're interested in exports the calendar in an expected format. There is a standard format for calendar data called ICal or ICalendar. Most calendar plugins for sites can export that format, so hopefully that won't be a barrier.