Alexa Skills - Developer Voice And Vote

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  1. School Bells

    Many teachers are teaching from home. I wish we could tell Alexa our bell schedule and she would ring the bell at the beginning and end of periods. It is badly needed in the pandemic. School children would use it to keep on schedule as well.

    4 votes
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  2. Pause reminders

    I would like an ability to pause reminders.
    If I set up a weekly, or even daily reminder, perhaps I will go on vacation or will need to stop hearing that reminder for awhile. I have to delete the reminder, then remake it later. It would nice to be able to say "alexa, pause this reminder until May 4th" or at least have the option to set that up in the Alexa app.

    3 votes
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  3. Have more flexibility for alarms

    It is currently not possible to schedule alarms that repeat only on specific days (i.e. Monday and Thursday only) without creating separate alarm entries for each day. It would be nice to have the ability to create an alarm, and then choose which days of the week specifically you want the alarm to repeat.

    1 vote
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  4. Disable (only) next recurring alarm without multi-part interaction.

    A recent update is the ability to silence a recurring alarm, but the interaction is tedious. I should be able to say “cancel next 10PM alarm”. Simple! Instead I have to say “cancel 10PM alarm”, wait for her to say “do you want to cancel this alarm forever?” and reply “no!” The keyword “next” should sufficiently describe my intention. Please add this functionality.

    1 vote
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  5. Timer Support Up To 24 Hours

    When it first launched, the timers api had support for timers up to 24 hours. For some reason Amazon decided to reduce it to 2 hours. I would like it to be extended to 24 hours again so that I can create recipes that take longer than 2 hours to make.

    4 votes
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  6. Add labels to alarms

    Allow alarms to have a label.

    1 vote
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  7. Named alarm groups to turn on several alarms at once by one command

    "Alexa turn on my "alarm group name"

    Alexa could respond "Okay ive turned on your alarms in the "group name" group

    Alarms could be added or removed from groups with voice command

    And they could also be managed from the alarms and timers section of the alexa app.

    (This would be best for individuals who tend to sleep through a first or second alarm)

    Possible expansion on this idea is we could have alarm sounds by group or specify the sound for each alarm to give some different noises in case one sound doesnt wake us up another different sound…

    1 vote
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  8. Reminders/Timers/Alarms EVERYWHERE

    Due to having multiple Dots/Spots...I would like to have the choice to set my Reminders, Timers, and Alarms "EVERYWHERE" like we can do with music. For example, if I have a timer set with the Kitchen dot and I am in another part of the house, I would hear the timer go off on all other dots. That way I never miss an alarm, reminder or timer. I love my Alexa products. Thank you for all of the skills you provide.

    43 votes
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  9. Move a timer to another echo

    I set a timer today on the echo in the bedroom, but then I got up. I wanted to move the timer to the echo in he living room, but Alexa doesn't understand "Alexa, move timer to {other echo name}.

    I can drop in or call another echo in my set. I should be able to move a timer.

    3 votes
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  10. Extend reminders options

    Extend reminders options

    Please consider adding new functionality to reminders like yearly recurrence to create birthdays reminders for example. Now you can only created reminders repetition on a weekly basis, but no for longer periods (monthly, quaterly, yearly,...).

    4 votes
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  11. Proactive AMAZON.CustomAlert (like AMAZON.WeatherAlert)

    Give Developers the possibility to send custom alerts to single devices with just a text and an own alarm mp3/audio file.

    Eg. "Movement in Basement detected" or "Smoke Alarm in Garage triggered"

    I've been waiting for this since it was announced years back, for
    our Fire Fighter Departments to extent the notfication people at home, etc about Emergecy Calls.

    4 votes
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  12. Additional finance-related Proactive Event Schemas

    To increase customer engagement and provide seamless voice experiences for finance and banking skills, you should consider some of these:

    BillDue
    BillPastDue
    CardActivation -- new card is ready for activation
    CardExpiration -- current card is due to expire
    PaymentRequestMade -- Venmo/ Zelle request made
    PaymentRequestReceived -- Venmo/ Zelle money received
    NegativeBalance
    StatementAvailable
    FraudulentActivityNotification

    2 votes
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  13. 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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  14. Remove ‘try it’ suggestions on echo show home screen

    Please can we voice out our frustrations to allow users to deactivate the ‘try this’ ideas on the echo show home screen. Loads of forums have suggested this but seems Amazon are not listening.

    6 votes
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  15. 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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  16. Alexa, Turn on/off 'device' in "x" minutes

    Using timer trigger for this will help. Currently, you can only achieve this by defining a specific time.

    This is especially useful for devices that would normally be set to the default position of "on" and I don't want to forget that I temporarily turned it off.

    Alternatively, you could give us the ability "if off, turn on in 'x' minutes".

    Also useful because default position in most switches is 'off' after power outage. Right now, I'm running a 'turn on' once per hour in case of power failure.

    I'd really like to get it down to 10 minutes but…

    152 votes
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  17. 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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  18. 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

    4 votes
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  19. 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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  20. Open Skills by an Alarm

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

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

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