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violet-samples is a list of example voice app/bot scripts (powered-by
project is configured to create a skill at the
alexa/einstein end point.
This project contains a number of Scripts that we have built and can be used as the basis of your Voice Application. To use the Scripts, they need to run in the cloud so that Amazon's voice servers can access it. These can also be run locally via a non-voice (web-only) interface.
Install Node v6 or greater - if you need to maintain an older version of node, consider using
Get the code: If you want the latest fixes, we would recommend to get this via git:
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:salesforce/violet-samples.git. You can alternatively get the latest release.
Environment variables: If you are using the Salesforce integration plugin (as used by the Leads & Opportunities Script) you will need to set up variables (for more information see the Persistence plugin information).
node <path_to_script> (the script will print the path to the
url for the web interface).
You can also run the full server by doing:
npm start but you will need to
SCRIPT_NAME environment variable so that the engine knows which
script to run (the default value is
Local execution is used to ensure that there are no syntax errors, to view intent schemas (for the interaction model) and supported utterances, as well as for testing the script logic.
The code already has a
Procfile so it is easy to deploy to
heroku). When deploying make sure to configure the environment variables on the deployed server. Heroku lets you do this by typing something similar to (you will need to use the right values for
heroku create git push heroku master heroku config:set SCRIPT_NAME=XXX V_SFDC_USERNAME=XXX V_SFDC_PASSWORD=XXX V_SFDC_CLIENT_ID=XXX V_SFDC_CLIENT_SECRET=XXX
Once deployed you will need to use your servers settings to create a new skill at Amazon's Skill Configuration Site. The skill will be
Custom Interaction Model, will need values from the services skill
For step-by-step instructions - see here: https://salesforce.quip.com/I8YOAC3Q1UGC
If you want to share a Voice Application that you have created without publishing, you might want to consider using a shared Amazon Developer account.
Guidelines on contributing to Violet are available here.