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Toolkit for writing Amazon Alexa skills in your Falcon app

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Minimal Python3 toolkit to create Amazon Alexa skills with Falcon.

Builds on top of Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) to bootstrap boilerplate code so you don't have to!

Inspired by Flask-Ask and Alexandra.


A Falcon app might look like this.

import json

import falcon
from falcon_ask import dispatch_request, FalconAskMiddleware, respond

def intent_fn(body):
    # "body" contains request POST data.
    return 'Congratulations! Your new alexa skill works great.'

class AlexaResource(object):
    # Dictionary mapping of "IntentRequest" to function.
    intent_maps = {
        'GreetingIntent': intent_fn,

    # Message to return when "LaunchRequest" is received.
    welcome = 'Hi, welcome to your new alexa skill.'

    def on_post(self, req, resp):
        response = dispatch_request(req)
        resp.body = json.dumps(respond(response, end_session=False))

app = falcon.API(middleware=[
    # Do validation of request certificate and timestamp.
    FalconAskMiddleware(AlexaResource, validate=True),
app.add_route('/', AlexaResource())

Save above code to and run via $ gunicorn alexa:app. Make sure gunicorn is installed.


To install Falcon-Ask, simply use pipenv (or pip, of course):

$ pip install falcon-ask

Satisfaction guaranteed.

Thank You

Thanks for checking this library out! I hope you find it useful.

Of course, there's always room for improvement. Feel free to open an issue so we can make Falcon-Ask better.

Special thanks to @muxspace for giving me an Echo Dot.

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