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I tested out Alexa Blueprints again today and am excited about what lies ahead. Using the countdown tool, I was able to set up important dates for Alexa to countdown from whenever asked. “Alexa, open how many days” and the reply would be the days left until the event.

The templates provided are very rudimentary but still can give even the most amateur developer a chance to interface with a device. While these likely won’t replace a developer any time soon, they might give access to helpful information.

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