I host a few Alexa skills here.
I’ve noticed that the first time I call up the skill from my echo, it takes longer than the 8 or so seconds Amazon allows for a response, and Alexa says ‘The requested skill took to long to respond.’ However, if I make the same request again, I get the response straight away.
Is this to do with the function sleeping which I often see on this forum? Is the solution to use something like uptime robot? That feels like cheating and maybe stretching the conditions of using glitch. Is it time for me to move the code to AWS lambda?