My ultimate goal is to create an app/skill that will allow the user (primarily just me) to give notes to Alexa. I then want those notes to be programmatically accessible on my PC.
I might want to tell Alexa "Alexa, I vacuumed the living room" and then a persistent variable would be created that has that information and is date/time stamped.
I then want to be able to download that data to a txt/csv/json automatically to a local save file so that my other scripts can access it.
- I have been able to create persistent data with the Cake Time tutorial, but I have not been able to access it with my scripts. (I can download the files manually through the Alexa Developer IDE link provided, but I don't know how to get there with a script)
- I have been able to make a AWS s3 account and create a bucket with some test files/folders. I have been able to download content from AWS s3 with a JS script.
- I am currently attempting to link my Alexa skill with my personal AWS s3 bucket, but so far I have not been able to push data to the designated location.
- I have looked at Dynamo DB, but bluntly, the pricing models confuse me and I worry about being charged more than I _should_ be for what I perceive to be a simple hobby project.
To my ear, this sounds like a really simple thing to do and I am afraid that I am over thinking it. Does anyone have any insight on how to approach this problem? Am I on the right track with AWS s3? Does anyone have some sample code?
I really appreciate any help anyone can offer.