Recast.AI starter kit Alexa
A starter kit for developing bots on Alexa, powered by the Recast.AI platform.
Note: This project is currently in beta version and can be modified at any time.
We recommend to use at least
Follow the instructions on the dedicated article on our blog to integrate with Alexa.
git clone https://github.com/RecastAI/starter-alexa.git my-bot && cd my-bot
REQUEST_TOKEN=xxxxxxxx npm start
REQUEST_TOKEN=xxxxxxxxx yarn start
REQUEST_TOKEN is your bot's request token.
- download ngrok
- launch it:
./ngrok http 3000
|Receiving messages||The Recast.AI SDK - connect|
|Sending messages||The Recast.AI SDK - connect|
|Rich messaging||See the different payload message|
|Manage the conversation||The Recast.AI SDK - converse|
How your code will be deployed?
To host your bot and deploy your code, create a repository on Github, and push this code on it. Connect your github account on Recast:
- Go to your bot page
- Click on the RUN tab, and on the Bot Hosting menu
- Connect your Github account
- Select the repository you've just created
- Wait a little, we're starting your instance...
Every time you will push onto the master branch, we'll deploy your code
Since we deploy your code in generic containers, there are 3 requirements:
- Your package.json must contain the
buildtask. It must be present even if empty or just copying files. The default one you will find in the starter kit is
- A lib directory must be present (by default it's created with the
- The entrypoint of your code in production must be in the
lib/bot.jsfile. This file must contain an export of a
bot. It takes as the first argument the body of the request (Bot Connector, custom curl,...)
You can change all other file names, directory structures, but be sure that these three points work fine!
You can add any env. variable you want in the Bot Hosting section and then use it in your code with this syntax:
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