Officially announcing version 1.2.0 of EchoSistant
The Ultimate Voice and Text Messaging Assistant Using Your Alexa Enabled Devices
When your speakers Echo your words using Alexa as a personal Assistant, we call it EchoSistant! Introducing the EchoSistant, a light app that turns Alexa into a powerful personal assistant that can deliver your spoken messages via connected speakers or SMS. Using EchoSistant via your Alexa enabled devices you can utilize your ST connected speaker systems (Sonos; Wi-Fi, etc.) and Speech Synthesis devices (LanDroid, MediaRenderer, etc.) to send free form Text to Speech as well as Text Messages.
Alexa via SmartThings can now be used as a two-way voice communication device!
PLEASE NOTE: There are many powerful smartapps available to the community, namely CoRE and AskAlexa. I will take ALL change and addition suggestions, but will only implement those that hold to the core reasons for creating this SmartApp. I am not looking to make this a duplicate of what is already available.
More information and Install instructions are located here. These documents will evolve along with the smartapp.
The wiki for this app is here: http://thingsthataresmart.wiki/index.php?title=EchoSistant
I am open to suggestions, criticism, and whatever you want to throw at me…
Please, ask questions, there are no dumb questions…
If you find a bug or a consistent crash please help me track it down by giving me repeatable steps to reproduce it. A non-reproducible bug, many times, indicates other areas that may be at fault besides the app. If you watch the live logging and see a red error with a line number, that is very helpful to me! However, I will need a full screenshot and not a copy/paste of the text. But be careful about revealing your OAuth and AppToken in your public posts.
This is my first SmartApp and I hope every one enjoys it.
I want to give special thanks to the following:
Michael Struck @michaels - for guidance throughout my learning process
Keith DeLong @n8xd - for helping me troubleshoot my Lambda code
and especially Bobby Debrescu @SBDOBRESCU - He is the co-Author of this app. After answering a ton of my questions and listening to my rants and raves he jumped on board full force and helped me make this into a great app. Thank you.