Alexa.Calendar Interface

Implement the Alexa.Calendar interface in your Alexa skill so that users can find meetings on an organizational calendar. For more information, see Build Skills for Conferencing Devices.

For the list of languages that the Calendar interface supports, see List of Alexa Interfaces and Supported Languages.

Directives

GetCurrentMeeting

Request to find a meeting on an organizational calendar. This should resolve to a single meeting or Alexa will treat it as if there were no results and ask for a meeting identifier.

Typically your skill will receive a directive to get the current meeting, and then a directive to join a scheduled meeting with the meeting information that was provided.

Message flow

User: Alexa, start the meeting
Alexa sends Calendar.GetCurrentMeeting directive
Skill sends Response event with meeting information
Alexa: Do you want to join meeting organized by meeting organizer?
User: Yes
Alexa sends MeetingClientController.JoinScheduledMeeting directive

Example Request:

The following example illustrates a GetCurrentMeeting directive that Alexa sends to your skill.

{
    "directive": {
        "endpoint": {
            "endpointId": "applianceId",
            "cookie": {
            },
            "scope": {
                "type": "BearerTokenWithPartition",
                "token": "access-token-from-skill",
                "partition": "room101"
            }
        },
        "header": {
            "namespace": "Alexa.Calendar",
            "name": "GetCurrentMeeting",
            "messageId": "abc-123-def-456",
            "payloadVersion": "3",
            "correlationToken": "dFMb0z+PgpgdDmlu/jCc8ptlAKulUj90jSqg=="
        },
        "payload": {}
    }
}

Properties and Events

For this capability, you must reply:

  • Synchronously, which means you send a Response to Alexa from the Lambda function.

When you send a Response, you should include the state of the interface properties in the context of the message.

Properties

This interface does not define any reportable properties.

Response

If the GetCurrentMeeting directive was successfully handled, you should respond with an Response event that contains meeting information in the payload.

Example Response

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{
    "event": {
        "header": {
            "namespace": "Alexa.Calendar",
            "name": "Response",
            "messageId": "abc-123-def-456",
            "payloadVersion": "3",
            "correlationToken": "dFMb0z+PgpgdDmlu/jCc8ptlAKulUj90jSqg=="
        },
        "payload": {
            "organizerName": "John Smith",
            "calendarEventId": "1234567890"
        }

    }
}

Payload details

Field Description Type Required
organizerName The name of the meeting organizer. String Yes
calendarEventId A meeting identifier that resolves in the conferencing system. String Yes

ErrorResponse

You should reply with an error if you cannot complete the customer request for some reason. See Alexa.ErrorResponse for more details.

Interface Description
Alexa.MeetingClientController Includes directives for joining and ending meetings.