Spice up the APL "Finish" command

Frank Börncke

The APL command "Finish" really doesn't do a lot. In case you want to have a look into the docs, here is the link: https://developer.amazon.com/en-US/docs/alexa/alexa-presentation-language/apl-standard-commands.html#finish_command

It may be a good/nice idea though to not just terminate a skill but use a friendly visual "good bye" animation. This example shows how to fade out an image before termination. The docs make clear that the "Finish" command must be the very last command in the sequence.

If chosen wisely the animation may even be a reason for the user to remember and come back to your skill later.

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Minimum required APL version1.3

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