I want to create an app where the user says a word, and then I can see if that word matches with any items in an already-created array. If it matches it will return a certain output. If it doesn't match, Alexa will say "sorry, ______ is not in the array." I already pretty much have the code written for it, minus the Alexa integration and input.
The answer here seems to lie within a custom slot type, but I have no items to put within the slot, because the input could be literally any word or phrase. What's an easy solution where Alexa can store whatever is said in the slot, and I can use that in my code to analyze? It seems like all slots have a general theme to them, while mine wouldn't.
And apologies if this is a strange or simple question, this is my first time making an Alexa skill. Thanks!