Category: Application Development

  • Godot Android Build

    Godot Android Build

    Make sure that you have installed OpenJDK and the Android SDK first. See here for how to do that. Go to Project > Install Android Build Template Select Manage Templates Click Download and Install Let the download run. When the install finishes click close. Click Project > Install Android Build Template… Click Install Now go […]

  • Installing an Android APK

    Installing an Android APK

    APKs (Android Package) are a file format that is used to distribute Android Applications. Android has the advantage that you can create your own APKs and install them on devices. You do need to enable the ability to install APKs from unknown sources to do this. This does have security risks and should only really […]

  • Setting up Android SDK and JDK (with Godot)

    Setting up Android SDK and JDK (with Godot)

    Godot is able to export builds for multiple platforms. Check out the official documentation here for exporting to Android. Android exports require more effort than desktop builds. You need: Installing Open JDK Make sure that you set the JAVA_HOME variable. It is recommended to restart your PC after installing OpenJDK Android Studio Run the installer […]

  • First Skill – Chore Chart

    First Skill – Chore Chart

    Select Chore Chart from the At Home section Click Make Your Own Read the guide for making a skill using blueprint. Set the members of the household and the chores or tasks that need to be carried out. When finished click Next: Assign Assign the tasks and schedule reminders for devices. Make sure that you […]

  • Setting up Alexa Blueprints

    Setting up Alexa Blueprints

    Go to and setup an Amazon account. You will probably need a phone number for this. Amazon will go through a fair bit of verification when setting this up for security. When logged in you will see a page that looks like the one below The blueprints here are templates (well blueprints) for adding […]

  • Creating a Skill

    Creating a Skill

    Click on Create Skill to create a new skill

  • Evaluating existing Alexa examples

    Evaluating existing Alexa examples

    Click the Skill Examples tab to see examples of Alexa Skills This will take you to where you can browse different Alexa examples. Most of these are using NodeJS Make sure you are signed in to your Github account. Click on Alexa Cookbook Clone / Download a copy of the repository. It is easiest […]

  • Introduction / Overview

    Introduction / Overview

    In this guide you will learn how to create a Skill for Amazon Alexa.

  • Getting Started

    Getting Started

    You will need to create an Amazon account and register for the Amazon Developer program. Select any apps you wish to develop for, we will select Alexa Voice Services Then click Start exploring the console. Select Alexa Skills Kit from the options in the console. You now have the development console for Alexa Skills