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. 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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  2. Allow Save, Disallow Build during certification

    In developer console, I would let developers to SAVE the skill during certification stage and I would not BUILD the model. Bu this, it would be possible to continue development while putting in pause the distribution of it.

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  3. Get Rid of Skill I/O is available only for speech requests to skills you have created.

    The error message "Skill I/O is available only for speech requests to skills you have created". keeps appearing when I am testing a skill that I in fact have created. The most frustrating part is if I was able to see the Skil I/O for the skill I created, I would much better be able to figure out what is wrong with it.

    5 votes

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  4. Modify the APL Tool to reduce the amount of scrolling and have less white space

    The current design of the APL Tool requires a lot of scrolling. I'd prefer to have two columns. The left column would have a tab across the top with options for Document | Resource | Styles | Layouts | Datasources. The json code would be displayed below the tab which would allow a lot more lines to be displayed with an option of increasing the font size. If Layouts is selected, an option could be made available to change between the diagrams and json code. The right column would have a top and bottom section with the preview on top…

    1 vote

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  5. Alexa Simulator - speak words should be output instead of "triggered Intent"

    When the Alexa simulator says "You just triggered <MyCustomIntent>", there should be some cue, message, indication, of the words in the intent handler code are not being heard. It's clear the intent handler was reached, the handler uses speak, how could anyone know what the problem is?

    1 vote

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  6. In the test simulator, accept numbers as digits, not text

    In the test simulator, it would be great if "8" would be understood as a spoken word "eight" so I don't have to type a number every time. This took me about 3 hours to figure out / debug a bug in my code that wasn't there.

    3 votes

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  7. revert to opening console in-page

    opening new tabs is extremely annoying

    1 vote

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  8. 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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  9. Analytics for all skills

    Would be great if you could provide collected information about all my skills in my console, for example how many sessions all my skills together had to handle last month, how many new users activated my skills etc.. I usually just want a quick overview over how my skills are doing and don't want to click through all my skills.

    5 votes

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Intent filter for to skip the match

    It is nice to have, inside the Intent editor, a filter that allow the Intent Match to match the intent only if the previous intent was into a list of intents

    2 votes

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Ability to change 'Developer name or company name'

    I'd like the ability to change 'Developer name or company name' under my Amazon Developer Company Profile. In the Amazon Developer portal today, this isn't possible. I know that I can write a support ticket to do this, but a permanent solution where developers can make these updates themselves would be better.

    169 votes

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  17. Edit skill description without re-certification

    After an app is submitted for certification and it passes, it might be nice to be able to make minor changes to the skill description if we made a typo or need minor changes without having to re-certify.

    8 votes

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  18. move or hide How to get started

    How to get started should have close button or be moved to new Help tab.

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  19. build tab tweaks for grown ups

    feedback form is not sticky,
    what I was saying is the getting started video front and center of the Build tab annoys me,
    but love everythjing else about the developer console

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  20. Limit test portal to utterances in skill being tested

    Please limit the testing portal to the present skill being tested. What I mean is I have a skill with invocation name "game game"..its a dummy invocation name..now in the test portal whenever I use say open game game, Alexa starts suggesting games like rock paper scissors and all that instead of actually opening my skill. This is highly frustrating..and this issue doesn't happen when I test my skill on my device..so the test portal's purpose becomes void.

    1 vote

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