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  1. Show pre-defined values for in-built intents

    In the Alexa développer console, the Built-in intents are displayed as all other custom intents: empty.
    But that's not true since the goal of these intents is to use intents ready to use (for instance AMAZON.YesIntent already works with "yes").

    Please, display from the beginning read-only values for predefined intents, in order to be clear that it is useless to re-add these values.

    1 vote

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  2. AMAZON.NUMBER Negative

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

    4 votes

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  3. Record Audio files with intents

    Would be great to be able to record & handle audio files with Alexa.

    For example: "Alexa, start recording", recording.... "Alexa, stop recording" & then we developers would get an audio file of that. That would be a great feature & would give a lot of opportunities for new apps.

    Keep voting this up :)

    20 votes

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  4. JOIN Slot Type

    I constantly come across the need for JOIN Slot Type: a Type that includes other Type(s) and some new values.

    In my case, I have few thousands of VALUE in two Slot Types that should be included in several other Types as well; so, keep repeating these in my model json file is really annoying.

    I think one solution would be simply a feature to define a Slot Type as a subset of another Type rather than repeating Values...

    5 votes

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  5. 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…

    2 votes

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  6. Remove the requirement for a leading phrase with AMAZON.SearchQuery

    We would like to use this, but can't because the rules are too restrictive.If a user is asked about what they want info about, they should not be forced to say "tell me about Point Defiance Zoo". They should be able to say "Point Defiance Zoo" with no leading phrase. Instead of forcing us to use a leading or trailing phrase, please allow the use of just {query} (without 'search for...' or other text around it as in the example below:
    {

        "name": "SearchIntent",
    
        "samples": [
    
          "search for {Query}",
    
          "find out {Query}",
    
          "search for {Query} near me"
    
        ],
    
        "slots": [
    59 votes

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  7. alphanumeric slot type

    Create an AMAZON.ALPHANUMERIC slot type (although with a better, shorter name!) This would extend the current AMAZON.NUMBER slot type and hopefully improve the recognition model. Discussed in https://forums.developer.amazon.com/questions/4821/how-would-you-design-slots-for-letter-and-number-c.html

    19 votes

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  8. Fix slot value depending on Utterances

    Hi,
    is there a way to set devault slot values?
    I work with money value slots and in german there is the problem with "one".
    We count one (1), two (2), three (3)...
    in german eins, zwei, drei ...
    but we don't say "eins Euro" we say "einen Euro" or "ein Euro". Same for one cent or size value.

    I know I can fix it with a secound intent like:
    1. Intent
    {euro} Euro
    2. Intent
    ein Euro
    einen Euro

    If there a better way to do it? something like fix slot values depending on the utterances?

    greatings
    Marc

    6 votes

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  9. A tool to help find synonyms for slots.

    People think differently how to describe what they want, and so they have many different ways to verbalize slots. Currently, to account for those different words, the developer would have to manually come up with those variations. Either though their imagination or by manually asking people to interact with the skill. These are great methods, but they are slow and very localized.

    It would be great to have some tool, like a built-in mass user testing tool or even a built in synonym recommendation tool.

    7 votes

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  10. Bug

    It tells me to not use a } then it tells me to use a } in the instents, Why is there a cap of 800?

    1 vote

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  11. Slot type "number" with leading zero

    Need a "number" that supports leading zero's. So when a user enters "012" it reads back "zero one two". The current number type reads back "twelve".

    14 votes

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  12. Please provide a UK postcode slot in Alexa requests

    Please provide a UK postcode slot for Alexa

    7 votes

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  13. money type

    we need a type for money. so if i say, "i want to pay 4 dollars and 12 cents" the slot returns 4.12. currently i'm using two slots and a lot of utterances which is painful.

    65 votes

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    Thanks a lot for submitting this request. Your request has been received.

  14. Enhance AMAZON.Date slot to avoid issues with autocomplete of year, even if user did not specified it.

    Unfortunaly the AMAZON.Date slot is auto completed by the model with the year, even if the year is not specified by the user. e.g. "give me my trips from 15. August" returns in the slot something like 15.8.2018, but of cause the user did not specifiy the year, but the skill developer does simply not know that the year was not provided!

    This could be solved, via some enhancement and would not break existing skils.

    5 votes

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    Thanks a lot for submitting this request. Your request has been received.

  15. Get the probability for a slot

    Get the probability a slot was selected.

    This would help an experienced developer implement a dialog to confirm with the user or to execute indent directly.

    34 votes

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