As I started learning about how to create an Alexa skill, I realized that a lot of it is based on predefined input(intent) and output(speech_output) conversation. However, I am curious to know how to add additional functionality in a single input initiator.
Example: If a user says:
"Alexa put timer for 10 minutes." (Intent)
Alexa says: "Timer started (speech_output)
timer python function
10 minutes ended
Alexa says: "10 minutes ended"
I don't know how to integrate the in-between functions with the speeches. I really appreciate your help.