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.

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  1. revert to opening console in-page

    opening new tabs is extremely annoying

    1 vote

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  2. Reuse request

    In the list with request and response history, a click on a request should fill in the clicked text into the textbox to use it again

    1 vote

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  3. Provide "Copy to (locale)" option in the developer console

    Right now the process of adding a new language to an existing skill in the developer console is tedious, especially when the data for those languages is exactly identical.

    For example, right now, the process for manually copying things on the Publishing Information tab (Launch tab on the new console) alone involves tabbing back and forth 12 different times between the two languages to copy the text from the six different fields. For an English language skill being released worldwide, that process has to be done 4 times (and that's only going to grow).

    Making things worse, in the new…

    15 votes

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    Thanks for submitting this suggestion Eric. We’ll get this routed over to the appropriate internal team for review.

  4. Analytics - all dates

    Allow an al time selection in the analytics section

    3 votes

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  5. SSML validation

    By surfing the forums I found that a lot of users have problems validating their ssml. Constant issues are misplaced tags, unclosed tags, missing brackets or extra spaces inside of the tags.

    Because error message says only, that input was invalid users don't know what was invalid and they keep asking the same thing - to explain them what is wrong with their ssml, which most of the time is one of the problems I mentioned before.

    My suggestion would be to add a better validation for ssml, including 'Voice & Tone' tab. It should give better messages to at…

    1 vote

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  6. Add note about 443 port for HTTPS endpoint

    Please make a note on the endpoint editor that alexa backend goes only on 443 port (in case of HTTPS). It's a bit cryptic.

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  7. Create Governance around Dev Console Organizations

    An issue for larger organizations is the lack of governance around access to the developer console and specific features of the console. For example, I'd like to be able to allow a developer to contribute to a skill or do their own POCs, but prevent them from submitting for certification.

    It would also be useful if SAML auth were supported to allowed for federated access to the console.

    1 vote

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  8. Order Intents lists manually

    In the Build page, in the Intents list, it would be great to be able to order the Intents (move them up or down) to put them in whatever order the developer wants. I'd like to have mine ordered alphabetically. Same goes for Slots and Slots Types. Thanks!

    1 vote

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  9. 1 vote

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  10. Create a User Friendly Interface. This new interface is impossible to use.

    Bad user interface. Also, no step-by-step instruction how to convert a skills created in 2017 to the new format.

    3 votes

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  11. Autosave please!

    Please auto save! I've lost many edits on the older-version of this tool due to the lack of autosave. :)

    13 votes

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    Thank you for submitting an Alexa feature request. Your request has been received.

  12. increase session time out

    Increase the session time at-least for the developers account. We need to give quality of code right? Some times we may need to debug the code .

    "The requested skill took too long to respond"

    5 votes

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  13. Intent Confirmation Does Not Support SSML and Question Mark

    There is a bug in the new Console. I cannot include both SSML and a question mark because validation says: "You can only have a '?' at the end of a prompt" but for SSML you need to have the closing </speak> tag.

    5 votes

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  14. Validate invocation name for skill to check for duplicate invocation names in development skills

    Validate invocation name, so that no 2 developments skills are able to have the same invocation name. When testing a skill in the test console, it was actually returning results from a different skill as they had identical invocation names

    7 votes

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  15. Allow developers to copy Skill Product detail to other regions

    With a push of a button allow people to copy all product information to all English enabled regions. This would cut down on developers having to cut copy and paste saving on average about a half hour of work.
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    Nick

    6 votes

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  16. Fix the dev console to allow lambda ARNs with aliases

    For some reason I cannot specify a Lambda endpoint which has an alias qualifier at the end. For example, I want to have two aliases: TEST and PROD that point to different versions of the lambda function.

    When I am trying to save the endpoint, it shows a "manifest error" message.

    It worked fine before. My other skills that were created using the old developer portal UI still have their endpoint

    4 votes

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  17. Condense everything

    The new console wastes way too much screen real-estate. Everything is too big!

    8 votes

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  18. deleting an intent should remove required slots from dialogModel

    deleted intent with required slots still has required slots in dialogModel

    2 votes

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  19. Allow to self-remove my email from other's dev portal accounts

    Right now the only way to be removed as a member from other's people dev portal accounts is that an admin remove you, but I should be able to self-remove my account in some part of the https://developer.amazon.com website.

    7 votes

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    Thanks for the suggestion, Octavio! We’ll get this routed over to the appropriate internal team for review.

  20. Build model upon saving endpoint

    Change behaviour when saving endpoint.
    When saving a new endpoint, e.g. to a new lambda version a green pop-up appears. This most likely represents success for most users. But the text says, that the skill has to be build before the change becomes effective. This might easily be forgotten. For example, before I submit a skill for certification I always publish a new version of my lambda endpoint. If I forget to build the skill after adding that endpoint to the skill it might point to $LATEST. That means changes to the lambda would affect the skill in certification or…

    3 votes

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