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    Default Rangers Facts A New Amazon Alexa/Amazon Echo Skill

    Bears,

    To explore how Alexa works, I messed around with some code on github and have made a Skill for Amazon Alexa / Amazon Echo devices called Rangers Facts:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B073RSTDR2

    It's currently got some random facts that I pulled from followfollow's main website so feel free to suggest more! Only takes a few minutes to update the facts.

    All you need to do is add it to Alexa and say 'Alexa, ask Rangers Facts for a new fact'

    Cheerio.

    P.S. 5* reviews please

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    Default Re: Rangers Facts A New Amazon Alexa/Amazon Echo Skill

    I'll have a play with this later!

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    Quote Originally Posted by notthechief View Post
    I'll have a play with this later!
    Let me know how you get on.

    Alexa is shit at reading out some of the pronunciations and I haven't had the time to test and tweak them all!

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    Giving it a bash just now working great

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    5 stars and a nice wee comment from myself....

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    Default Re: Rangers Facts A New Amazon Alexa/Amazon Echo Skill

    Will have a look at that when I get home from work. Got an echo dot recently, looking forward to listening to this!

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    I've enabled it on mine, I'll have a wee shot later cheers mate.

    What would be ideal would be a rangers news skill.

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    first thing i did when i bought it there other day, still adding stuff and playing with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianhrfc View Post
    I've enabled it on mine, I'll have a wee shot later cheers mate.

    What would be ideal would be a rangers news skill.
    I'll have a look in to it mate. Might not be as easy so might just have to be something like taking the club site's RSS feed.

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    Just gave it a go, love it! Great work.

    The call sentence is a bit long and wordy though, she struggles with it every few times.

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    Default Re: Rangers Facts A New Amazon Alexa/Amazon Echo Skill

    Great thanks for that.

    I also changed to Sky News from BBC when I was on

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sky-UK-News...t_sims?ie=UTF8

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    Quote Originally Posted by fozzy View Post
    Just gave it a go, love it! Great work.

    The call sentence is a bit long and wordy though, she struggles with it every few times.
    Yeah I know. It has to start with 'Alexa, Ask Rangers Facts...' and basically the bit after there is the bit I can customise (at least as far as I know...).

    I think you could also say 'Alexa, new fact from Rangers facts' but the double use of the word 'fact/facts' is the wordy part!

    Other option is to say 'Alexa, Open Rangers Facts' and then repeatedly ask 'Alexa, New Fact' until you close Rangers facts. Six of one, half a dozen of the other!

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    I found this the other day, top work.

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    Default Re: Rangers Facts A New Amazon Alexa/Amazon Echo Skill

    Just enabled it, looking forward to trying it out properly! I've only had time for a wee shot so far, but I left a review for you.....

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    Enabled and reviewed, Thanks.

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    Default Re: Rangers Facts A New Amazon Alexa/Amazon Echo Skill

    very cool mate. What's the data source for the facts?

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    Enabled, enjoyed and reviewed. Very well done mate!

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    Well done, that's excellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevieg_83 View Post
    very cool mate. What's the data source for the facts?
    Took some from here and added my own: http://www.followfollow.com/feat/ed2...34/index.shtml

    They're nested in the code but only takes a few minutes to update. Happy to listen to suggestions for new facts! Particularly ones about The Banter Years!

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    Thanks for all the positive feedback bears. Happy to listen to suggestions for new facts!

    Next on my list: News bulletins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Weir View Post
    Thanks for all the positive feedback bears. Happy to listen to suggestions for new facts!

    Next on my list: News bulletins.
    funny timing, only got an echo dot last week and was moaning there wasn't a rangers news option and they had one... good job mate! enabled and reviewed

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    Can anyone update it or does the facts need verified before they go "live"?

    Just I could imagine the bheasts being all over it just like every Wikipedia page we are ever near

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    Quote Originally Posted by portrushbear View Post
    Can anyone update it or does the facts need verified before they go "live"?

    Just I could imagine the bheasts being all over it just like every Wikipedia page we are ever near
    I have sole control over this.

    Just let me know what facts you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by okeydokey505 View Post
    Great thanks for that.

    I also changed to Sky News from BBC when I was on

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sky-UK-News...t_sims?ie=UTF8
    i did the same lol, , though this alexa bird not very good at listening, asked for sixties soul and she gave me some thing sexual in rnb

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    Came across it last night mate and downloaded it , got to admit I've not used it uet but I'm looking forward to it . I did ask in the tech section if someone would make one months ago , I got no response , so I'm glad you took the plunge . Good luck with it and I wish you luck .

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