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Alexa Skills: Web Developer Color Help

Here’s a cool idea for an Alexa skill.

I used to do web development pretty regularly. Not was much now as I used to, but I remember one of the bigger pains was always keeping a reference handy to look up hex color segments. The colors you see on the screen all relate back to a hex value in the code. There are a number of resources on the web for this so developers don’t have to memorize a bundle of hex numbers just to architect the colors on a web page, but still wouldn’t it be easier by just asking someone for a particular hex color value?

Now you can with the Hex Colors skill for Alexa. For starters the skill is pretty minimal and only supplies some basic colors, but I can see where this will eventually deliver any color you need just by asking.

What’s currently available:

  • red
  • orange
  • yellow
  • green
  • blue
  • indigo
  • violet

 

What you can say…

“Alexa, ask Hex Colors what is the value of red?”
“Alexa, ask Hex Colors to translate the color orange to a hex value?”
“Alexa, ask Hex Colors, can you give me the hex value of blue?”

Where to get it: You can locate the Hex Colors Skill in the Amazon Alexa app, enable it using your voice, or use the following web link: Hex Colors

Alexa is available for Amazon devices Echo, Dot, Tap, Fire tablets, and Fire TV, but also on iOS, Android, and the web with Reverb.ai.


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