*NEW* Version Update 2.2! (See below) **Now supports multiple bin types. Currently supports recycling, black, general, green, brown, blue, pink, white,grey,red,yellow,orange, glass and garden**
**Request a new bin type by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org**
Let Bin Reminder know what frequency your bins go out and also do they start this week or next.
To get started, you simply need to say 'Open Bin Reminder,' and you will be guided through the flow. Once the initial setup is configured, it will be stored for future reference.
If you move house or your bin frequency changes, no problem! You can reset and start again by saying "Alexa, ask Bin Reminder to reset".
The skill supports ISO week of the year. That means, weeks start with Monday.
To view a quick demo, check out link below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kB2EBVTSPkQ
You can email me directly at email@example.com with any questions, comments or concerns.
Future releases will offer additional features based on community feedback.
Update 1.1: -Added in day of the week as part of the initial setup. If applicable, Bin Reminder will respond with day of week your bin goes out. Backwards compatible with existing users state. If you want to add day of week, reset and start the setup again. -Introduced SSML Speechcons, which are special words and phrases that are pronounced more expressively by Alexa. -Improved error handling
Update 1.2: -Added in weekly as frequency choice -Fixed issue with week day choice not interpreted correctly -Added in sample video clip to demo setup. See above
Update 2.0: -Handle multiple bin types. Bin reminder now allows you to setup multiple bin types. It will now tell you (if applicable) what bins already went out this week and what bins are due out
Update 2.1: -Add in frequency of four weeks -New bin types
Update 2.2: -Tell you if bins also go out next week
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Great skill and super easy setup. Simply needs the actual reminder feature added just like the name suggests, so you get prompted to take the right bins out on bin day instead of having to remember and ask.
Like some other users mentioned above, this is not a reminder. You just set your bin days and that's it. It doesn't remind you. You have to remember to ask when is a bin day to find out you missed it yesterday. Useless.U.S.E.L.E.S.S. I am harsh in my review since skill title is completely misleading and skill description doesn't describe the outcome of your skill. Putting youtube links in description is also not useful when looking skills via Alexa app on android since you cannot click on those links. Add an actual reminder and review goes to 5 stars.
It's great when you ask it what bins need to go out it tells you which ones. I'd like the feature added that it sets a reminder and an alarm to go off ,so the night before I can actually remember to take the bins out without having to ask Alexa which bins go out.
l simply asked Alexa to add a repeating weekly reminder, to take out the bins, and l get reminded automatically each week on the night before bin day to take out the bins. Don't really understand why a specific skill is needed? l might be missing something.
There's no reminder at all. Even after enabling this skill, I have to rely heavily on my brain to remember when do I need to take which bin out. Writing the reminder on your phone will give you much better results than using this skill.
I would love to see this trigger an alarm the night before bin day. Also it would be good if it only gave you the info for *this* week when you ask, not both weeks. Otherwise a great little skill. Thanks so much!
I thought this would be a handy alert for the morning my bin needed to go out ready for collection the next day. Nope. Its purpose is not clear which is a shame. maybe it’ll change in future versions. for now, deactivating.