Software apps and online services
There's nothing quite like the thrill of fast-paced, high stakes trivia!
My goal with 'Smarty Pants Tap' is to bring the family together these holidays!
I could write about different challenges that I came up against, detail the skill schematics, post story boards, but I'm sure you'd like to see a real life demo first! Check it out below:
- 2-4 players
- Over 1300 questions
- Four free categories (Celebrities, Movies, History, Places)
- Four premium categories (Music, TV, Superheroes, Disney)
I created the skill in Node.js using the Jovo framework and hosted it in AWS Lambda. Having buttons in the portal simulator was really helpful to test. I also integrated In-Skill Purchasing (ISP) so users can purchase premium categories like Music, TV, Superheroes and Disney.
My favorite part of developing with Echo Buttons was the animation I could add thanks to the GadgetController interface. When the player wins, his/her button will light up and flash/blink while they gloat to their family and friends. This is super exciting, especially for kids who really enjoy animations. I detail this in the code lower down this page.
Firstly, thank you to Hackster for hosting this competition. Overall, this was a super fun project to work on and Echo Buttons should be in every trivia loving household!