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Open invitation to beta test new Alexa skill, Control Freak.
January 25, 2019
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Jason Cochran
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This is an open invitation to members of the Miami ARTCC to participate in a beta test of the Control Freak Alexa skill.

What does it do?

You say, "Alexa, ask Control Freak who is controlling in Miami?" and Alexa responds, "Currently, in the ZMA ARTCC, Bob Smith is on Miami Tower in the Miami CAB, John Doe is on Lakeland Low in the Tampa TRACON. That's all." You get the idea.

The skill will recognize any US ARTCC as input, however, currently the skill doesn't support retrieving data for any ARTCC except ZMA. If you would like it to support a different ARTCC, configuration data will be needed to map approved position names to Alexa's voice output. Contact me for instructions on providing a valid configuration file if this is of interest to you.

Who created it?

I did.

Why did you create it?

To learn how to build an Alexa skill and incorporate the hobby into the learning exercise.

How much does it cost?

Nothing.

When does the beta expire?

April 20, 2019 is the beta expiration imposed by Amazon. After this period, I will either publish the skill to the Alex Skill marketplace or discontinue the service.

Why should I participate?

Your help is needed to test and improve the skill prior to launch.

How do I get access?

Find me on TeamSpeak or somehow provide your e-mail address so that I can enable it for the beta program. It must be the e-mail address associated with the Amazon account linked to your Alexa device.

January 26, 2019
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Sergio Lopez
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Pretty neat idea. Don't have Alexa, thought. 

SERGIO LOPEZ - Personal Assistant of Ted Nugget | Cross the Dots Coordinator | Newbie Tower Controller | The "Live" in "Miami Live" 

January 31, 2019
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Very cool.  I'm going to have to dig Alexa out of the box we packed it in.  I know it's around here somewhere.

February 2, 2019
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February 2, 2019
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Sergio Lopez
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That's awesome. 

SERGIO LOPEZ - Personal Assistant of Ted Nugget | Cross the Dots Coordinator | Newbie Tower Controller | The "Live" in "Miami Live" 

February 2, 2019
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That is awesome, and Fah-dy Botros is the cherry on top

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February 25, 2019
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UPDATE

Control Freak is now published and available to the general public at--
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07P.....-1-catcorr

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