For voice apps in prototyping stage, we recommend using a local webserver and a service like jovo webhook or bst proxy. This way, you can easily update your app without having to upload it to a server or AWS Lambda every time.
Jovo uses the
express framework for running a server. Here is how the part of
index.js, which is used to run the app on a webhook, looks like:
You can either run your server locally, or deploy to a webhosting service.
jovo webhookURL is only meant for prototyping purposes and can't be used in production. Follow the steps here to find out how to deploy your voice app to a production server.
When you want to deploy your code to a webserver other than AWS Lambda, you need to verify that Alexa Skill requests are actually coming from Amazon.
For this, Jovo uses a package called alexa-verifier-middleware, which can be accessed by switching one line of the configuration in
To make use of it, please install it like so:
To run the server, use the following command:
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