•   about 2 years ago

Does the app need to be standalone?

For this hackathon, can it be any skill including those that interface with IoT/peripherals/additional hardware, or must it work standalone on the Alexa devices?

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  • Manager   •   about 2 years ago

    Hey Bethany,

    If I understand your question correctly, you can build your skill to work with other devices. Just be sure that your skill can still be certified (meaning, if it functions with an iPhone app, the iPhone app has to be published in order for the certification team to see that it functions). For the same reason, anything extra devices you build with should be commercially available so as not to fail certification.

    I recommend everyone submit for certification early just to be on the safe side, but if yours will work with a separate device that isn't an Amazon device then I'd definitely recommend submitting early.

    Please let me know if you have any more questions!

    Best
    Stefanie

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