1. Can an Alexa game have another thread running? For example I want a timer that will have Alexa announce a drawing every 5 minutes. While allowing the user to issue other commands during the 5 minutes.
2. How do I keep an Alexa skill running? I have looked at Alexa tutorial and saw the invocation was "Start" or "Play" instead of "Ask" but just saying start or play does not seem to work.