Easiest way to interface with Alexa?

Hi All,

Feel free to remove this if it has been answered elsewhere.

I’m struggling to identify the easiest way to interface Alexa with my Blynk local server. There seem to be a few ways that this can be achieved:

  • IFTTT (problem - can’t use natural speech commands)
  • Belkin Wemo emulator this is a bit of a hack and requires extensive code modification, I think
  • Sinric - I’m not a fan of an unknown third party having access to my data. This also seems to require code modification but slightly less than the Belkin Wemo hack
  • Creating custom Skills using Amazon Lambda - This process is documented VERY well over here but it’s above my skill level.

Does anyone know of a simple way in which I can use the Blynk API to do basic VPIN reads/rights when I say things like “Alexs, turn the lights off” or “Alexa, what is the temperature?”


“Alexa, please search this forum for your name”

“OK, Done” - https://community.blynk.cc/search?q=alexa