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. Improve developer support

    When testing a Skill I recived this messsage "Claro, pero primero debes pedirle a uno de tus padres que abra la app Alexa de su teléfono y active las Skills infantiles." Since I am in spain there is no alexa app available on the marketplace, and the link to manage it on amazon website seem to work only in amazon.com
    Any ideas how should I debug my skill in spain.

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  2. Add temperature unit switch (C, F)

    I have a smart thermostat skill. Thermostat can be switched to Celsius or Fahrenheit to cater for thermostat users in different countries. To test skill using skill test simulator I need simulator entirely to be switched to C or F for all requests and responses, just same as behavior of Echo Dot when switched to C or F.

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  3. BUG: Echo Spot preview Background image squished instead of cut like on the actual Device

    Echo Spot preview Background image is getting squished instead of cut. I did this https://i.imgur.com/FMt1tUl.png template. It matches both devices very closely, but in the simulator preview the whole image is displayed in a squished state to match the circular shape of the spot.

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  4. Missing scrollbar in Simulator

    Please bring the scrollbar back to the alexa simulator. It dissapered today.

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  5. Link account for testing

    I want to test my skill as a logged in user. My skill provides differnt results depending on the current user. The test simulator does not support at all to define an user or at least an token to identify a user.

    The reason I want that is byside that I can test as a signed in user, that I can inspect the resulting response JSON, without creating the request JSON by hand.

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  6. Bring back test button and for the command not to disappear when you hit enter

    Here's the problem I have with the new Alexa Simulator: I have had ALS for 11+ years. When sitting at my computer desk, I'm only able to control the mouse with my hand and nothing else. I run a duel monitor set up and usually have the left monitor on PC and the right monitor on Direct TV.

    When home alone, I’m unable to use the remote which is really annoying. So I found a YouTube video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUdS6siT0zY) it’s an echo skill for Direct TV. Now, I’m finally able to control the TV either through the simulator or…

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  7. Tool to Generating Requests

    For testing backends, it would be nice to create a utility that can generate Alexa requests. I envision it having the form:

    {slot:literal}

    for instance,
    open the {room:kitchen}{device:light}

    and based on the language model, the tool would generate the appropriate JSON request.

    2 votes

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  8. BUG REPORT: No SSML sound on Safari (MacOS)

    BUG REPORT: I can not seem to get the SSML examples to produce sound on Safari (MacOS). While on the "Test" function, I hear all the Alexa responses but if I go to "Voice & Tone" and press play, there's no sound at all.

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  9. View JSON event in testing console

    In testing where can I view the request and intent being sent? In the previous console sending text would also show the JSON that was sent to alexa. I need this request for debugging.

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  10. Show session status visually in Test Simulator

    It’s not clear which state the tool is in during a conversational test.. It’s not clear when a skill session times out and whether default Echo or My Skill will answer your next utterance. It would be nice if the left panel had background shading to indicate you are in the default Echo or a My Skill session and to visually group a set of interactions to one session.

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  11. Show the invocation name, intent, slot, in Test Simulator

    1. Pre-fill the utterance text input with the invocation launch such as "open cat facts". Users often jump straight to their intent, and many type "Alexa, " as well; this may steer them into the right usage pattern.

    2. Above the Skill I/O panel on the right, display in bold font, the name of the Intent and any Slots that were heard. It is difficult to scroll down the big block of JSON input and hunt for these after every utterance. This would create a faster feedback loop as developers test various utterances.

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  12. Make Alexa Skill Test Console compatible with AVG.

    The current skill test console appears to be incompatible with AVG.

    I don't like having to choose between a protected system, and being able to test my skill.

    For now, I will be repeatedly installing and uninstalling AVG as I need to do skill development. It's a hassle.

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  13. Simulator Issues

    Hey I really don't like the new simulator. If there is an endpoint error the simulator just does nothing, nor does it register the error with cloudwatch. I would type out the invocation name and would get 0 response, it was as if the request was never sent. When I would then check the cloudwatch logs there would be nothing reflecting a request either. If I swap to the old version and try the simulator, it will make the request and respond with an error. This will then register in Cloud watch and point me right to where the break…

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