Why is it so difficult to set up a simple skill that captures "Alexa, turn on xyz" and allows me to do whatever I want with it? All I want to do is capture that request and send it to my Raspberry Pi to handle either through SQS/SNS or in some other way.
Anyone have suggestions or personal experience for this use case?
Why does the dev portal assume I am a smart home product manufacturer with an OAuth login system and everything? Why does the entire UX assume that I will eventually submit every skill for certification? The Alexa platform is not as side project friendly as I'd like it to be.