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  1. Create a weekly recurring reminder on multiple days of the week

    I think we should be able to set weekly reminders on multiple days of the week, like this:

    "recurrence":{
      "freq": "WEEKLY",
      "byDay": ["MO", "FR"]
    }
    
    4 votes

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  2. Proactive Event Schema for Price Alerts (useful for finance skills involving stock/commodities etc.)

    One very useful Proactive Event Schema would be one that helps notifying the user about price changes of stocks, commodities, cryptocurrencies etc. (finance/business skills, in general). Currently, using the existing schemas this is not possible.

    3 votes

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  3. Play reminders and alarms on all devices or grouped devices/control which reminders and alarms play on which devices

    A reminder is of little help if it plays in the kitchen when I'm in the bedroom. My 84 year old Dad needs reminders for many things but found that buying multiple devices does not allow those reminders to playback from all devices. Need a way to set reminders, alarms and even timers to play from all devices or ideally a matrix can be setup to choose which reminders play from which devices.

    14 votes

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  4. Wakeup alarm Event

    I would want an api and event to access wake up alarm.
    Like list does.
    We would synchronize wake up alarm with third parties app and create intelligent wake up alarm for exemple with sleep track skill.
    Wake up alarm event would be : Add, modify, remove
    Wake up alarm api would : Create, modify or remove

    5 votes

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  5. Turn a light on as an alarm device for hearing impaired

    Alexa, set alarm for 7:00 am tomorrow.
    - Ok, which method would you like me to wake you with?
    (user chooses alarm, radio, light, or other method) ie light
    - Ok, I will wake you at 7:00 am tomorrow by turning on the light.

    9 votes

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  6. Open Skills by an Alarm

    This feature would be similar to playing music with an Alarm but it would open a skill.

    169 votes

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    Received  ·  Alexa Admin responded

    Thanks a lot for posting this request. Your request has been received

  7. Request time remaining on any device

    I can set a timer on device A. When I ask device B how much time is remaining, it tells me no timers are set. When the timer is ringing on device A, I can tell device B to stop, and it stops the timer on device A.

    I would like to be able to request the time remaining from any device, instead of having to address each timer individually on a per-device basis, but then have control over any timer from any device. This is inconsistent and has lead to frustration multiple times when I have to yell across…

    7 votes

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  8. Bi-weekly recurring frequency while accounting for national and observed holidays

    Please add bi-weekly recurring frequency for a certain day and time which would take into account national and observed US holidays. For example, if a user needs to create a reminder for Friday the reminder should be triggered the next good business day, which would be Monday (assuming no other holiday would fall on Monday)

    4 votes

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  9. (Longer) Interval Timers

    I want to create a skill that similarly to the Personal trainer Blueprint (https://blueprints.amazon.com/bp/amzn.ask.bp.bb47849a-cb85-4dd0-a49b-77c9a782bbc9?ref_=ask_bp_home_1_6) allows for timers with ticking sound to be created for more than 90 seconds.
    Example: start exercise A for 3minutes... ticking noise, then Alexa goes to exercise B for 1 minute, then C for 5mins, etc.
    All this without the hack of playing an audio file of the intended time length.

    References:
    https://forums.developer.amazon.com/questions/80715/exercise-timer-alexa-skill.html
    https://forums.developer.amazon.com/questions/181008/setting-an-interval-timer-in-custom-skill.html

    2 votes

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  10. The ability to set an alarm in one room to go off in another room.

    Set an alarm on Echo in one room, say the kitchen to go off in another room like the bedroom.

    66 votes

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  11. have independent volume settings for timers and alarms

    Reminders, timers and alarms should allow for individual melodies and volume levels.
    A timer should be louder to be heard in noisy environments. A wake up alarm should be set much lower as sleep environments are quiet.
    This especially applies to wake up alarms coupled with radio stations or other music.

    56 votes

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    11 comments  ·  Reminders / Timers / Alarms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Received  ·  Alexa Admin responded

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

  12. Feature request: Add announcement of time to Alarm in addition to sound going off.

    When an alarm goes off, it should also announce the time so that you can quickly understand what time it is, and not have to check the clock etc.

    4 votes

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  13. Reminder event

    As a developer, I would want the same API event like list event to synchronize Alexa reminder with third party app.
    The event will give add, modify or removed reminder event and the ability to add modify et remove reminder in Alexa app.
    Actually I can access only to reminder that my skill create, I would want access to all.

    1 vote

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  14. Dismiss an upcoming recurring alarm without removing the whole series

    User should be able to dismiss an upcoming recurring alarm without removing the whole series.

    E.g. I have an alarm set at 9:00 am everyday. I wake up at 8:40 am in a particular day. The only way to prevent it from ringing at 9 am is to completely disable the series through the application, and then enable it again after 9 am, or remove the series completely by voice and then set up the series again after 9 am.

    This is a very basic feature that every single user misses.

    Thanks,

    Fernando

    17 votes

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  15. alarm

    I think we should be able to access alarms in skills, if we want to play custom .mp3 or something like that.

    4 votes

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  16. The ability to turn on/off an Echo alarm with a smart home sensor or switch.

    It would be useful to allow smart home partners like Smartthings to turn off an alarm set on an Echo. For instance; if a motion sensor detects motion then turn off alarm so no voice control is necessary.

    9 votes

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  17. Smarter reminders: let me ask "What time am I supposed to X?" or "What time is X?"

    With a human assistant, I could say "Remind me at 2pm to pick up Gerald," and later ask "What time am I supposed to pick up Gerald?" or "When did I ask to be reminded to pick up Gerald?"

    These would be good natural speech patterns to support,.

    5 votes

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