Alexa Skills - Developer Voice And Vote

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  1. It would be very useful, if my boyfriend and I (our amazon accounts are linked as one household) could manage our smart home devices (lamps, room groups, heating system) both in our apps. Now whe have to decide in which account we set up a device. For example: My boyfriend has set up a smart lamp in his account. I can't control this lamp in my app. And I can also only control this lamp with voice control, when the speaker is in his account.

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  2. The ability to have a visual displays (APL screens) from the alexa app on a phone. So when you start the Alexa app and open your skill, your phone will show the visual aspects just like a Echo Show would.

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  3. On you Firestick remote, Say, "Alexa" then tell the Firestick Alexa, "Screen note", an on screen dialog box appears on the TV. then whatever you say into the Firestick remote appears in the dialog box. This would be an easy way to communicate with a deaf or hard of hearing person. With some time settable limits, 10 seconds, 45 minutes, or until dissmissed. It would also be a way to leave notes for others. I don't know if there is a way to make it display on OTA TV programing but that seems important.
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  4. have Alexa respond to “hey Alexa” (or hey Echo, or hey Amazon, or hey computer) like other AI assistants so Alexa won’t false-activate every time she hears her name or something like it in conversation or on the radio or on TV?

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  5. While in a minimalist approach to the Alexa app it may be fine, there is a big confusion that I have noticed across numerous friends and family members involving the idea that groups are basically how a user can group devices with an echo as a "room" idea. I think that either better guidance within the app should be included or a slightly modified system of organizing devices should be implemented. It seems that normal users do not realize that an alexa enabled device goes into a group with other devices to control them separately.

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  6. EXCEEDEDMAXREPROMPTS/SessionEndedRequest does not behave on the Show appropriately - in fact it does not happen at all!

    Makes SessionEndedRequest useless and means you can't code for a timeout to end the session and do cleanup then. The API should perform identically on all devices, or at the VERY LEAST the docs should articulate the differences

    2 votes

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  7. Being able to change an echo show's screen brightness remotely via the Alexa app or routine. Having to ask the display to turn off at night is awkward and frustrating. Maybe implementing screen dimming or screen off on a routine or as part of the device control within the Alexa app

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  8. If Alexa can tell who is speaking based on the voice profile, why cant it run routines for that user. Currently if my Alexa is on my profile my wife cant run her routines without having to ask Alexa to swtich profile

    2 votes

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  9. There should be an option to either pick multiple days of the week or pick school nights for repeating routines and reminders. Those are different on school nights (Sunday - Thursday) than Friday - Saturday. It's a pain getting everything turned off and on for school breaks much less have everything mysteriously vanish as happened recently.

    4 votes

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  10. Would like to widget on home screen to access lists

    17 votes

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  11. Currently you can not create a skill that can be triggered by activity detected by the motion sensor add-on the Amazon Flex supports. Please add this capability and then provide hooks in the AWS SDK to support it.

    8 votes

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  12. Have widgets to trigger custom or pre-made routines

    Instead of saying "Alexa, turn on my lamp" and waking up my roommate, just tap a widget on my phone's home screen (or on Alexa's app home screen) to run this routine.

    This to be a shortcut to open Alexa's app > menu > Routines > Run

    32 votes

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  13. I would like to be able to set scheduled vacations in the Alexa app. Especially for routines and Guard mode. When I leave home there is no way to turn off my routines that I don’t want to run when I’m away.

    3 votes

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  14. Please make Alexa available in Bangladesh even if it is in English. A lot of people are unable to use their Amazon devices because Alexa isn't available in Bangladesh.

    2 votes

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  15. Alexa Account Linking should allow the developer to add some text, a button (color and text), and URL to the "Successfully Linked" page so user's can continue to a settings page after linking accounts.

    See image at: https://twitter.com/marktucker/status/1204883082894925824

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  16. Allow family members from other countries join my household to control my smart home and Alexa. My home is based in Canada amazon.ca and his profile is in USA amazon.com. No purchasing or other features that’s country based for pricing but just home control etc.

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  17. Why the current behaviour (animation (AnimateItem) starts after the Alexa speech) should be changed:
    -As long as the animation is playing the user cannot directly interact with Alexa, only if the user use the activation word he can interact again with Alexa, this could be confusing.
    -If the animation is more like a bonus or a visualisation to the Alexa speech it should start directly with the response.
    Solutions:
    -Set the animation to start with the response and not after the Alexa speech
    -Give developers two options, "start with response" or "start after alexa speech"
    -Separate the animation from the…

    1 vote

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  18. There should be a way to share a website or recipe that I find on my phone with my Alexa show in the kitchen. It seems like you are locked to what Alexa finds. My family uses different dinner delivery services and still have to prop our phones up to follow a recipe. Or a recipe my wife finds online and shares with me. This should be able to be shared to the app then uploaded to the show.

    2 votes

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  19. Please add the ability to use 24 hour time. Both in how the user expresses time AND how Alexa expresses time. The ability to change date format would be great.

    6 votes

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  20. I am developing a skills and using intent confirmation, when I reply to confirmation then it takes only 'Yes' and 'No'.
    There are no any other option to use synonyms of 'Yes' and 'No'.
    I.e. For 'Yes' -> 'exactly', 'ok','yea', 'fine' etc.
    For 'No' -> 'Sorry', 'Not' etc.

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