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. 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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  2. Help and instructions

    When you send your skill for certification at amazon they say that if the skill is not certified they will send you feedback and instructions for how to fix those problems, but when you do what they. You submit again but it caused more problems. All I am saying is that when you fix the problem, you fix the problem. Also if its your first time doing any sort of programming then amazon should directly help you with your skill.

    1 vote

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  3. Improvement suggestions

    Hello, the new interface for Alexa skill is not as good as before, because
    1. The session expired too soon, when user was just starting to fill the Utterance, it took time as user need to fill one by one ( before we can just fill it without pressing adding one. (When session expire, every utterances that I just keyed in went nothing!!! If Amazon wants to keep this UI, please adding the longer session expiression time!
    2. Amazon has to choose if you really want to have developer interface or user interface especially this is called developer tool. However,…

    1 vote

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  4. Spelling error in dev console

    Spelling error on withdrawing skill

    "I did not intend to publishing the skill right away"

    should be changed to something like

    "I did not intend to publish the skill right away"

    1 vote

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  5. Bug: Switching from auth code grant to implicit grant not possible

    switching back from auth code grant to implicit grant seems not possible. On saving the following error is shown: Access token scheme should be empty for IMPLICIT type.

    And access token scheme can not be set for implicit grant.

    1 vote

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  6. Allow Changing Endpoints for a Live Skill

    Allow the Endpoints to be changed for a Live skill WITHOUT submitting for re-certification.

    In the new Developer Console for a Live (already published) skill, you can see the endpoint ARNs in textboxes which would indicate that they are editable, but the Save Endpoints button is disabled.

    The following scenarios outline why the endpoints should be editable. The timing and reasons for changing the endpoints shows that they should be done without triggering a re-certification.

    Scenario 1
    The skill's lambda function is hosted in a region that goes down. With a quick change of the ARNs, your skill will be…

    36 votes

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  7. BUG: Disabled buttons in New Console are still Clickable

    Click to View a skill that has a status of "Live." Buttons such as Save Model, Build Model, Save Interfaces, Save Endpoints appear disabled, but when you click on one, they still trigger an event.

    Responses include:

    Save Failed
    Provided eTag does not match with the resource's current eTag. Please apply your changes on the latest version of the resource. Error code: InvalidEtag - Tuesday, Apr 3, 2018, 3:48 PM

    Interaction Model Saved Successfully
    The interaction model has been saved without errors. The Model must be successfully built for changes to take effect. - Tuesday, Apr 3, 2018, 3:49 PM

    3 votes

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  8. Submission Information on Portal

    Put submission history on the portal. Having this only in email is not the best way to communicate as multiple developers are often working on apps.

    1 vote

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  9. Show Skill name when editing

    Please show the name of the Skill that I'm currently editing. It's nerve-racking to not get visual confirmation of which skill I'm editing when I have multiple Skills. Thanks!

    1 vote

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  10. Client Secret field validation is broken

    Every time I try to save a value on the Build > Account Linking tab, Auth Code Grant, I have to re-enter the Client Secret, even if I'm not changing it. Please only make me enter it once.

    1 vote

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  11. 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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  12. Test 'no response' from user.

    It would be very helpful to have a way to mimic 'no response' from the user. If you can do that, it's not obvious how.

    2 votes

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  13. UI Issue

    Hi,
    The black footer does not stay in the bottom of the page when I scroll up the page causing a weird experience.
    Thanks

    1 vote

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  14. Skill sorting in the Developer Console (by recently modified or name)

    Please add the ability to sort Skills in the new Developer Console by name or by modification date. The old Developer Console sorted by modification date which allowed developers of many Skills to keep better track of their recent changes.

    19 votes

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  15. Exclude custom types from maximum langue model file size budget/limit

    I get the error message:

    This may be due to an expired session, or a model that exceeds 1MB in size.

    which is new a new constraint, 3 month ago that same language model worked fine (in the old alexa console, which now also throws this error message). My language model is rather huge (~2.8MB), since I'm using the occupations model of the European Commission (ESCO: https://ec.europa.eu/esco/portal/occupation).

    It is very unfortunate that the custom types are counted against the 1 MB budget. If I used the built-in types, I could use more intents and example sentences in my languageModel.…

    4 votes

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  16. Support for Old Console Style Intents and Utterances

    Allow for the creation and pasting of intent schema and sample utterance in the style of the old console. Provide a box to write sample utterances and intent schema into in the old style.

    11 votes

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  17. 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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  18. Change User doesn't show all accounts

    On the new Console, when I go to my profile, Change User, only 4 of the several accounts of the people I help with show up. Looks like there's a max-width property that's causing the last couple to get hidden.

    1 vote

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  19. Reset the Development version of a Certified Live Skill to the Live version (if you've messed it up)

    I have a certified skill, so now have a development copy hanging off it. I messed up the development version hanging off it. Is there a quick way to reset the development version back to the same as the live version to undo all my development changes?

    I think it would be great to make a button to do this. Otherwise, I will try to just delete the Interaction Model JSON.

    4 votes

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  20. New Dashboard - Locale Selection

    Although the new dashboard feels cleaner, it has lost utility. I cannot figure out how to pull a skill from a locale. We use SMAPI and push to all locales and then delete out (in the old dashboard) any locale we don't intend to publish to. In this version, not sure if it's possible, definitely can't figure it out. I also have to click and click to get to a submit button. Put a quick submit int he banner or something.

    1 vote

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