Alexa Skills - Developer Voice And Vote

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  1. Adjust Screen Brightness through Voice Command

    As someone who uses my echo show as a television it frustrates me greatly that I can’t for instance say “Alexa, set screen brightness to 1”

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  2. Feature Requests, Bugs, and Feedbacks Built-In Intents

    Why not letting the user directly submit feature requests, leave feedbacks and report bugs?
    We know that the most important thing that allows a developer to build a high-quality product is the feedback from the end-user.
    Receiving them during the beta-testing phase or submitted through email from the user may not be enough and its not simple, fast and fun.
    For every custom skill, i would like to use Built-In Intents, example:

    AMAZON.FeatureRequestIntent:


    • User: "Alexa, tell {skill_name} that i would like to leave a feedback"

    • Alexa: "Please tell me more"

    • User: "I would really appreciate if i could {action...}"

    • Alexa:…
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  3. fallback

    I would like to know the utterances that triggered Fallback intent so that I can improve my skill over time.

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  4. Fallbackintent

    It would be very useful to have some way to retrieve in the endpoint which user input activated Fallback intent so the endpoint could add it's own mechanisms for managing it

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  5. Slot type for decimals or percents

    Add a slot for the user to enter a decimal or percentage to the built in slots. Currently trying to use multiple Amazon.Number slots for entering values such as 4.29%. But the slot filling of this method for the same query does not always work.

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  6. Enable reference based url catalog update

    As for now, in order to update a catalog with new slot values, we have to create a new version of that catalog and then update the skill model, changing the version of the catalog of the slot it is referred to.

    It would be great if we can update the catalog maintaining the same version so that we don't have to change the skill model.

    There is already an api to update catalog version but it will only update the name or the description of the catalog and not the content.

    2 votes
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  7. Increase catalog size limit

    Using Reference based ur catalog for populating slots is cool but there is a 4MB limitation of the catalog size.

    Considering that most of this 4MB are json overhead, I think that the limit can be increased.

    In addition, we can define up to 50k values for slots in interaction model but sometimes 4MB are not enough even for 50k values

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  8. Make CanFulfillIntentRequest available in other regions.

    I can see that CanFulfillIntentRequest been available in the USA for over a year, but what about other regions like the UK? This would REALLY improve discoverability and make it more accessible for people with disabilities and special needs without having to enable the skill first.

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  9. Improve dynamic entities

    Improve dynamic entities increasing the 100 value limit and the 30 minutes caching

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  10. Making a CatchAll slot

    At the moment there isn't the possibility to use a CatchAll slot.

    We can use SearchQuery but only if there isn't any custom slot in the utterance.

    It would be great if there is the possibility to use a slot that can catch everything

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  11. Deactivate intents directive depending on context

    Depending on the state of the user discussion, It could be useful to be able to deactivate on the fly some intents, by sending an appropriate directive, to restrict the intents matching possibilities and make the intent selection more efficient.

    For instance, if I have a skill with the following intents:
    - ListPossibleGames
    - StartAGame
    - ProvideGameAnswer
    If my game have two states: ChooseGame and Playing.
    It could be useful, to deactivate the ProvideGameAnswer intent when being in ChooseGame state, and to disable the two others when being in Playing state. This way, Alexa will never retrieve by accident an…

    2 votes
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  12. Add AMAZON.Number support in AMAZON.SelectIntent

    Right now SelectIntent supports AMAZON.Ordinal for options (fifth option). But it doesn't support AMAZON.Number Slot type (option five). We are getting user responses like "option five" instead of "fifth option". We cannot expect the user to say "select fifth option" instead user might say option five. Adding Number slot type to SelectIntent would fulfill the intent purpose.

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  13. Recognize tenths of an hour with AMAZON.DURATION

    The built-in intent does not correctly interpret durations like "point one hours" or "point two hours". Instead, it interprets them as on hour (PT1H) and two hours (PT2H), respectively. It would be great to see the built-in intent extended with this capability.

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  14. Second Address Line beyond AMAZON.PostalAddress

    AMAZON.PostalAddress in the US Alexa Skill builder is the equivalent of a first line of a physical address - house number and street name. Is there a plan to accomodate a second line that could have an apartment/suite/room identifier and an apartment number, etc.? Currently, in order to include apartment identifiers they have to be combined on the same line as the Street name/house number.

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  15. Don't auto-complete AMAZON.DATE because it returns wrong results.

    When a user says just a month for AMAZON.DATE slot the slot value is returned with next year's year.

    For example - "whatever utterance in July?" returns 2019-07-01 for July.

    As a skill developer how can I tell if the user just said "July" (which would much more likely be July this year, i.e. 2018-07) or if they really said "July next year"?

    Also there is no distinction between dates with days and just months. If the user says "whatever in July" returns the same as "whatever on July 1st" - how can I tell if they are talking about…

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  16. Using original version of the built in slot after extending

    In an alexa skill, after extending the built in Amazon intents like AMAZON.person for a particular intent, we can't use the original version of AMAZON.Person for other intents. It would be better if the original version will be available even after extending.

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  17. AMAZON.NUMBER Negative

    Slot Type : AMAZON.NUMBER doesn't work with negative number.

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  18. Shared Slots

    The ability to share a slot between skills would help builders and reduce the necessity to resubmit multiple skills for the same reason.

    For example, an artist slot may require a large data set and may require regular updates. This would then require the skill to be resubmitted for certification. If 2 skills use a similar slot this would then require 2 slots to be updated and so on. And of course, each skill would need to go through certification again.

    By having the ability to create your own global slot, the slot itself could have a certification process thus…

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  19. Support multi-value slots for AMAZON.NUMBER

    If I create a multi-value slot using AMAZON.NUMBER, I don't get a conjunction of separate values. E.g. if my utterance includes "1, 2, and 3" instead of getting the conjoined value "1 2 3", I get the number 123. Multi-value slots should work if the slot type is AMAZON.NUMBER.

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  20. Add a Dictionary Built-in Slot Type

    Add a Dictionary Built-in Slot Type. This would allow a slot to be filled with any word in the dictionary. The Alexa Lists allow this. For example, I can say Alexa, add _____ to my shopping list. I would like to allow my skill to ask for any word and then process it in the backend. In order to simulate this, I need to use up the allowed characters in my slot definition. If it was built-in, it would probably allow more words, would be faster and would not use any of my allowed characters.

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