What is an Alexa Flash Briefing?

The Alexa Flash Briefing delivers news and information via content that a user is subscribed to within the Alexa app. It’s easy to create your own custom flash briefing via the Alexa Skills Kit.

The Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) is a collection of self-service APIs, tools, documentation, and code samples that makes it fast and easy for you to add skills to Alexa. ASK enables designers, developers, and brands to build engaging skills and reach customers through tens of millions of Alexa-enabled devices. With ASK, you can leverage Amazon’s knowledge and pioneering work in the field of voice design.

What You’ll Need

In our Flash Briefing, we wanted to create a daily text-based feed that would contain CRISPx tips and tricks about design, marketing, packaging and more.

The Basic Steps

  1. Sign up for Amazon Developer Account
  2. Set up RSS feed
  3. Add a new Alexa Skill
  4. Fill out skill information
  5. Submit for certification and wait
  6. Add the skill to your Alexa App once it passes certification

Alexa Flash Briefing Skill API: https://developer.amazon.com/alexa-skills-kit/flash-briefing

We decided to keep it simple and use our WordPress powered website to create the RSS feed. WordPress features a number of built-in feeds. We created a new post category called “tips” for the basis for our RSS feed content.

The WordPress codex provides a comprehensive guide of all the various built-in feeds available through the platform.

Our feed url: http://www.crispx.com/category/tips/feed

We whipped up our first post, then jumped into the Amazon Developer Account to start building our custom flash briefing skill.

Skill Information

Skill Type: Flash Briefing
Language: English
Name: CRISPx Tips and Tricks

Interaction Model

Interaction Model: Flash Briefing Skill

Feed Configuration

Custom error message: Sorry, CRISP X Tips and Tricks is not available at the moment.

Add New Feed

  • Preamble: In the latest CRISP X Tips and Tricks
  • Name: CRISPx Tips and Tricks
  • Content update frequency: Daily
  • Content genre: Technology
  • Feed url: http://www.crispx.com/category/tips/feed
  • Feed icon: CRISPx logo

Testing

Publishing Information

Privacy & Compliance

Submit for Certification

Pass Certification!

Enable Skill in Alexa App

Test Alexa Skill

Connect your Amazon Developer account to Echosim to test your Alexa Skill virtually!

Now you can build your own Alexa Flash Briefing or you can have it done for you by the friendly folks here at CRISPx 🙂

Want your own Flash Briefing?

CRISPx can help you develop your own custom Flash Briefing. Contact us today.