Trend Master

Jacob Bashista
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Trend Master

Comparing Apples and Oranges with Alexa.

About

Amazon used to host nearly month hackathons for building Alexa skills when they were first launching the system and I always wanted to join one, but either forgot, ran out of time, or just couldn’t think of anything.

The January 2019 hackathon came around and I thought I should actually try and make something. This is when I made Trend Master, a skill that can compare two items with Google Trends and tells you who won. This is based off a game show on Youtube I watch with the same name.

I mainly entered because the participation award was a Echo Dot Gen 3 and a Firestick 4K.

You can add the skill to Alexa here.

Jacob Bashista
About Jacob Bashista BS Informatics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst