Alexa Skills - Developer Voice And Vote

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  1. Provide HTML like styling to the card

    It would be a good if we can style our card in CSS way. Default search implementation like Yelp is doing it internally. We should be allowed that too. We should be allowed to design our image and content the way we want. we should be freely use margin, padding, color, font and other style too.

    8 votes

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  2. Support display directives in progressive responses

    Currently, progressive responses only support voice/audio directives. Our skill can often take 5 - 8 seconds to complete its API calls to load up data required by a user's particular request. We would like to send down a display directive in a progressive response, allowing us to show a "splash screen" on Echo Show/Spot/Fire Cube (?) while the user waits for her request to be fulfilled.

    11 votes

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  3. Alexa visual indicator

    I have a set of 5 Lifx tiles. It would be amazing to see Alexa speak and acknowledge when she is listening via visual methods versus auditory only.

    1 vote

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  4. Allow skills to display large images in home cards

    Currently, there is no good way to display graphs, charts, or maps in a home card. The current icon size is simply too small to make it readable.

    5 votes

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  5. DialogDirectives and DisplayTemplate in the same "turn"

    I would like to use Dialog Directives and Rendering via a Display Template in the same "turn". Right now, we are only able to use diasplat cards ("CofirmIntentWithCard"...)

    13 votes

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  6. Turn on the power to the TV connected to a FireTV Cube from a skill

    When a user invokes a Skill on a Fire TV Cube, provide a way for our fulfillment webhook to determine that the device is a Fire TV Cube. We know we can determine that the skill was invoked on a device that has a screen, but we need a way to determine that it is not an Echo Show or Spot, but instead a TV connected to a FireTV Cube.

    Then, provide a way to determine whether or not the TV power is on or off. If it is off, provide a way for us to tell the Cube to…

    1 vote

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  7. APL Sequence row formatting (alternate or custom)

    Outputting a sequence for touch choices is nice - but it would be great if there were some visual styling controls to help differentiate the rows (other than being able to use a single color and spacing).

    For instance, being able to specify two colors, and have every other row be different - or being able to submit an array of colors that are used in sequence, which would be used cyclically (IOW, if the number of choices in a sequence were greater than the number of colors, it would use all of the colors, then start over from the…

    1 vote

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  8. Echo Show Keyboard access for custom skill

    We're building an Alexa for Business skill and we'd like the user to authenticate certain actions via OTP or confirm their email address. Access to the keyboard for these functions would be ideal. Many thanks!

    8 votes

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  9. Restart Alexa voice after tapping the Echo Show screen

    When a Skill is running on an Echo Show device with a longer text, I want to tap on it to scroll down. When I do this, the Alexa voice stops and the Skill is closed after around 8 to 10 seconds. I also get send to the intro screen.

    I would suggest a solution to just pause Alexas voice on the first tap and start it again on the second tap. This will be a much higher user experience.

    18 votes

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

  10. Echo Show: Allow the user to make Alexa "Go Home" by double-tapping the screen.

    Right now, Echo Show users can cause Alexa to "go home", return to the home screen, by asking Alexa to do so, or just waiting a bit. I would like to suggest a feature that allows the Show user to go to the home screen by double-tapping on any other displayed screen. So, for example, when the user finishes reviewing their appointments, they can simply double-tap to return to the Home screen.

    2 votes

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