How would I go about retrieving the current date that my user is using my skill? I’m creating an “On this date in history” type of skill and I can’t figure out a good solution to retrieve the current date. Is there a good way to do this? Thanks!
a little old, but might be help.
I followed that tutorial, but when I go to test my skill, it says “Failed to execute code “Reference Error: _system is not defined”” Is there anything in particular that could be causing this? I copied and pasted the code exactly as the tutorial said to do so.
Never mind, I actually found a good way to do this. Instead of using the Alexa API like the tutorial mentioned above, I used the current date function in Google Sheets to identify the current date. Thanks for the help anyways!
seemed you tested on Voiceflow’s Prototype. That tutorial uses some Alexa’s features and those work only in Alexa Developer Console or real Echo devices.
BTW, I recommend you use always test on Alexa Developer Console. Voiceflow’s Prototype testing is handy and simple, but sometimes does not work or works differently from Alexa or real Echo devices.
I am getting stuck on the integration block. When I check deviceID is coming back with value “0”. Can this be correct and cause of the error?