Alexa Skills - Developer Voice And Vote

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  1. 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"…

    1 vote

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  2. Please add delete skill button in Alexa Skills list.

    Please add delete skill button for removed skill in Alexa Skills list.

    9 votes

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  3. Able to create custom dynamic slot type similar to Alexa's built in slot type

    When speaking with Alexa and specifying a clients name for search in our system. Alexa is able to pick up common English names like “Smith”, “John”....etc.

    Though as soon as you say something different like “Aitken”, “Hannam”, “Arundel”… It has a close to 0% chance of translating speech to the correct text spelling.

    If I load these unique names as slot values in the static interaction model json, it would work very well. However this model has a limit file size of 1.5MB. We have hundreds or millions of variations if we combine all the firms using our software. So…

    7 votes

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  4. 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.

    1 vote

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  5. 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.

    1 vote

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  6. 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.

    1 vote

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  7. Alllow other slots in slot type values.

    My desire: To use slots of one type in values for slots of another type.

    My reason: I am using an API that also process language. I must send a string to the API detailing an initial condition; let's call that slot X. The slot that gathers the initial condition reuses a specific word (let's call it Y) and several of it synonyms over and over again. So if i could enter values for slot X such as "my head {Y}" or "my arm {Y}", it would save me a great deal of time.

    Counter Argument: Why not just concatenate…

    4 votes

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  8. 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.

    1 vote

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  9. Skills Delete Bug

    Deleted skills from the Alexa Skills dashboard should stay deleted. It is frustrating and confusing when those skills re-appear after deleting them.

    2 votes

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  10. Alexa hosted skill code export

    The ability to export folders/files from Alexa hosted skill

    3 votes

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  11. Provide Original User Utterances in the Alexa request JSON

    Currently ASK doesn't provide original user utterances in its request body. But it would be a great enhancement if it does so. It enables the Alexa Skills Developers to help improve the end user experience by collecting different sorts of original user utterances and update the intent invocations of our custom skills

    2 votes

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  12. Make it obvious you're on dev / live skill

    When on the dev console it is hard to tell if the project you have open is the dev or live version of a skill without going to specific pages and seeing if the save button is disabled or not.

    This could be solved by putting this status somewhere on the page. I think this could be done by putting this info (dev vs live) on the dev console's top bar (so you can see it everywhere), and maybe even color-coding the info to draw the eye.

    2 votes

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  13. Add version control to the Alexa-hosted Skills environment

    Add version control to the Alexa-hosted Skills environment

    7 votes

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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")

    1 vote

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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.

    1 vote

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  16. Show Frequency in Intent History

    The Intent History page in the developer console is a great tool for anyone trying to refine their voice model. The one thing it lacks, when viewing misfiring intents, however, is any indication of the scale of the problem. The output is just a giant list of utterance-to-intent mappings, without any context of how often those failed mappings are happening.

    In the case of my skill CompliBot, for example, a recent look at the Intent History output gave me 13000+ unique entries, many of which were hitting the fallback intent when they needed to be hitting actual intents. Searching through…

    9 votes

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  17. 2 votes

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  18. Feature request: Integrate with Cloudwatch log to display log

    When use Alexa hosted lambda as backend, it'd be awesome to have log integrate with cloudwatch log, I want see console log and do debug.

    1 vote

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  19. Implement Proactive Events without ASK-CLI

    At the moment ASK-CLI can only be implemented using your CLI, but as I do not use it at all it'd be really cool if you could add a possibility to activate Procative Events using only web interface.

    I personally think all features should be accessible from the web even before they are implemented in CLI.

    7 votes

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  20. 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.

    1 vote

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