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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. It would be helpful to be able to view (if not edit) the skill.json manifest in the developer console.

    2 votes

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  2. If you send the user in the Alexa app a card, it's not possible to click on links that are in the card. It's also not possible to copy these links to the browser.

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  3. Right now, calendar notifications can only be sent to one echo device, but I want to send the notifications to several echo devices. Please implement a list of echo devices with a toggle per device to enable or disable Calendar notifications.

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  4. When turning on a group the lights and other devices within the group are the same when switched off. Would be useful to have a "defaults" area where we can set the defaults. At the moment I have a routine called "office chill" which makes the light blue (among other things), then I say "turn the office off", but then when I say turn office on its still blue. Would want it to be white. I have a bunch of custom routines like "office on" but would be nice to have default option, ideally for all device options.

    2 votes

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  5. I need help with Alexa implementation.

    That is, I want Amazon.searchQuery to return results from Alexa so that the user can respond based on the results.

    The conversation should continue.

    1 vote

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  6. When debugging new skills and testing the discovery sometimes it's required a devices cleanup but there is no "delete all my devices" button or vocal command.

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  7. You should be able to copy text from cards or Alexa responses in the Alexa app, or be able to save out cards and answers to a file.

    4 votes

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  8. 1 vote

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  9. 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

    39 votes

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  10. 1 vote

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  11. At present after linking my apple calendar with the Alexa app, it just reads events if I ask Alexa to do.

    For example, Alexa, read my today's calendar or my next events.

    I don't get any kind of reminder from my calendar's events.
    for example, sound notifications 30 mins before an event.

    To get a sound notification, I need to create reminders separately for that event.

    For this, what I am requesting is to enable an option within the calendar feature which will help to link specific calendar events with a reminder feature so that I don't need to do…

    1 vote

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  12. 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.

    3 votes

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

    17 votes

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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Room awareness enhancement: add popular device types such as Fan, Air Conditioner, Set-top-box and let users change device type to their favorite. Now Alexa app allows changing device type between Light and Switch for some smart plug devices. But it would be great if for any device, users can define it as light, fan, air conditioner or set-top-box... and the room awareness feature will help simplify voice command. Users just can say: turn on the air conditioner, turn on the fan...
    This device-type-changing feature will be very powerful when an infrared/RF universal remote control like Broadlink is connected to alexa.…

    102 votes

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  20. Reviews are one of the major ways people will decide to use your skills. It is also where developers get a lot of feedback or questions regarding their skills. Whilst you can respond to these reviews on the amazon website, it is not visible within the Alexa App for others to see.

    Please allow developers to be able to respond to reviews within the Alexa app. It will provide an easy way to answer any questions and will allow new potential users to see responses by the developer that might otherwise deter them from trying the skill.

    56 votes

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