I did some tinkerig with Amazon Echo device few months ago and built few Skills (aka programmable apps for the device).
Here’s a demo of the Quran Skill that I coded:
The entire source code for the Alexa Skill can be found here: https://github.com/Anwaarullah/quran-alexa-skill-engine
I was very excited about Alexa and wanted to spend my 2017 only in building a custom Alexa enabled Device and I started off by getting feeedbacks from my geek friends and scholars.
The last thing I did on this project was to get the Alexa Engine running on the Raspberry Pi in the hope of demonstrating a non-Amazon Alexa enabled device, therby getting prospective investors confident about a standalone device. I went off track after that and now this project is stuck in a limbo like my many other projects.
If this interests you and you’d like to share more ideas of yours, please hit me up as I still haven’t given up on this project (yet).