Alexa Skills - Developer Voice And Vote

Welcome to the Alexa Skills Feature Request site! This site enables Alexa Skills Developers to request and vote on features you’d like to see in the developer toolset and services for Alexa.

To keep this site purpose-driven and actionable, we moderate requests. Here’s some guidance on how to create great feature requests that can be evaluated by our development teams. For conversation, dialogue or help, you should visit our Alexa forums. We appreciate your input.

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  1. Choosing which endpoint to hit in dev console test

    As everyone knows, it is possible to assign regional endpoints in dev console for skill, but testing them is really time consuming, because routing is very inconsistent. Even if I am from UK sometimes requests go to US.

    Another issue is making sure that all endpoints work. Only way I found to test them consistently is by switching default endpoint, with other regional endpoints to get consistent results, which takes a lot of time.

    My suggestion would be, that at least in the dev console, it would be possible to not only pick locale, when testing the skill, but also…

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  2. Ability to create sub-accounts within a developer account

    For large organizations I would like the ability as a developer to create sub- developer accounts within my developer account so that I can give each of my business units/divisions/affiliates a developer account to work in without them having access to ALL dev and production skills in the account. They should only be able to see the skills they are working on, whereas anybody at the top level account can see everything. This is especially important when a developer account receives a particular agreement/protection (in this case our developer account is protected by a HIPAA Business Associate Agreement (BAA) so…

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  3. Provide means for testing headless responses in Dev Console

    Currently one can only simulate a device with a display in the dev console. It would be nice if Dev Console provided a means to test a headless response, given that those make up the most significant share of user requests.

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  4. Enable change logs for Alexa ASK console and CLI

    Access Logs and Change history are needed to effectively monitor the changes done by various users in ASK developer console and ASK CLI. In the absence of the access logs and change history, large organizations with multiple ASK users have no way to track changes to Alexa skill in production. If the administrator of the Alexa account has the ability to view change logs, it will give the ability to effectively monitor user changes.

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  5. Enhancements to ASK developer console and CLI/SMAPI User Roles

    The current permissions for various roles in ASK developer console and CLI/SMAPI are very broad. Large organizations need more control over roles to effectively manage Enterprise level skills. This feature request is to give organizations the ability to configure granular level access based on the roles as shown below.

    Description Administrator Marketer Developer Analyst
    Create Skill Yes No No No
    Delete Skill Yes No No No
    Creating a new
    Intent Yes No Yes No
    Deleting Intents Yes No Yes No
    Modify Existing
    intents Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Updating
    distribution detailsYes Yes Yes No
    Skill Submission/Publishing/Hide/
    Remove the skill Yes No…

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  6. Account Linking cannot be removed once enabled in a skill

    As the title suggests, we were recently made aware that Account Linking cannot be removed from a skill once enabled. Not even if the skill is removed. As we do not own the login system we were supposed to implement a page which described the 3rd party login system. When we submitted the skill again we were rejected with the following reason: "Please update the account linking URI to include “nosignup=true” as a parameter for suppressing the signup portions of the Spotify page and resubmit your skill." Where is the documentation regarding the nosignup parameter? How is it supposed to…

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  8. Add Exception Intent to Alexa Skill Kit to allow developers handle unrecognized utterances

    Please add a feature to allow developers/lambda function to handle unrecognized utterances.

    It is frustrating to finetune a Fallback intent to catch all the unpredictable words/utterances that a user might say to allow me to handle it using a Lambda function. If no intent is selected by Alexa, Alexa will just re-prompt once and then do nothing and say nothing after the first re-prompt.

    My goal is to allow Alexa to re-prompt twice and for the third time, it can exit the skill when a user says something unrelated. Therefore, it is important to be able to catch all "wrong"…

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  9. problems of removing a live skill

    After a skill has gone live and gets removed, the changes to the skill cannot be made for invocation name. Everything else can be changed except the invocation name. There is document to deal with the error.

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  10. Don't cut off Alexa Client Secret on lower resolution Acocunt Linking page renders

    If this page is viewed on a small enough resolution, it will cut off the Alexa Client Secret string without any indication to the end user that they need (or even can?) scroll to the right for the complete string.

    Suggestion is to either make it explicit that the string is being visually truncated and you need to expand the window, or add a "copy to clipboard" function to eliminate any issues.

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  11. Enter button on test page

    add enter button on page when typing msg for alexa on test page.

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  12. Automatic Validation after Changes

    [vishjain@amazon.com] When you navigate to Certification Tab after making a change in Code or Distribution tab
    Expected:
    It should launch validation automatically and display only remaining errors after validation checks with new changes.
    Observed:
    I was been displayed all errors and need to press run to run the validation.

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  13. Different for certification!

    How about creating a way to send certification e-mail to more than one person. This would come in handy when being contracted to do Skill work.

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  14. Add the ability to train Alexa in the developer console

    Add the ability to train the Alexa Developer console (currently having issues where it is taking "two" as "nooo")

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  15. slot value api

    My desire: An API to upload a CSV to Edit or Upload Sample Utterances in Bulk

    My reason: We have a daily update set of ~ 15000 slot values and it would be very helpful if there was an API to automatically update the slot values using a CSV instead of manually updating them.

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  16. API for Accessing Alexa Reporting KPI's

    A way to gather Alexa Reporting KPI's like Sessions, Utterances and Visitors without having to log into the Developer Console. Something I could access from an API would be ideal. I'm managing 15 skills and flash briefings and don't want to pull each number manually when it could be easily automated.

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  17. editor should keep position in file when moving from tab to tab

    The editor should keep the position of where each tab is being edit, so that when we move from one tab to another and then come back to the initial tab, we go to the same place.

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  18. Style of skill name on the "menu" bar

    I'd like to propose that the name of the skill is shown in a different style, as it's very confusing visually at the moment -- it looks as if it's one of the menu items ('build', 'code', etc.).

    If you just changed the colour of the font to, say, blue (matching the Alexa blue), it'd be much, much better.

    I've seen that someone posted that they want to see the skill name when editing ("show the skill name when editing"), and that just confirms that the current style is not a good one.

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  19. Alexa speak slower

    If you can get Audible to slow to 75% why can't you do the same with Alexa?

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  20. Show us the analytics on Slot values

    The analytics tab in the ADC needs to show slot value analytics. If my slot is 'Color' and the slot values are 'red', 'blue', and 'green', I should not have to go to a 3rd party site to see which of those values is accessed the most. It is unreal to me that this is not already in place out of the gate considering Slots has been around.

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