Alexa Skills - Developer Voice And Vote

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  1. allow access skills from another region/language

    More than 1 million Bulgarian immigrants scattered across the globe are struggling to preserve their cultural identity/heritage and to pass it over to their children. There are Alexa skills (like "Bulgarian library" skill) which could help them teach BG-language to their children however currently Amazon does not allow access to this skill from anywhere except US,UK,CA,AU. Most of the world (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, etc) has no access to it. So, in this case splitting the globe into regions makes no sense whatsoever.

    Would be greatly appreciated by thousands of people IF Amazon allows access to skills which are outside…

    28 votes

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  2. bluetooth "brief mode" turns off device connection notification off

    having alexa blast "playing from <device name>" is very annoying and there is not setting to turn it off. I would like to propose that a setting be added or that "brief mode" would mute these bluetooth connection/playing notifications.

    There is a question related here: https://www.amazonforum.com/s/question/0D54P00006zStJTSA0/how-do-i-stop-alexa-from-telling-me-its-connected-to-my-phone

    112 votes

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  3. Allow Hyperlink in Descriptions

    I write the URL of "Share Routine" in the description field.
    And You can share "Routine" by clicking on the hyperlink.

    7 votes

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  4. Make the "Alexa for Your Day" a feature that can be turned off.

    I'm extremely disappointed with the operating system of the new Echo Show 10. Unlike the other display features like weather or news there is no way to stop the "Alexa for Your Day" from displaying. I like seeing my pictures on all of my current Echo Shows, but with the new Echo Show 10 I see one of my pictures then I see the "Alexa for Your Day." Please make it a feature I'm able to turn off. It's very annoying to see the "Alexa for Your Day." in between my pictures.

    8 votes

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  5. Allow Alexa app users to reorder/rearrange items in their lists

    Not being able to order items in a shopping list makes it a painful experience to use the list while out shopping.

    You continually have to scroll up and down your list to check whether the aisle you're in at the supermarket is one that contains something on your list.

    Or sometimes you have a large shopping list, but only need to grab a few things - but without being able to move these higher priority items to the top of the list there's not way to indicate this.

    Giving users the ability to reorder their list items would improve…

    4 votes

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  6. Auto duck support in APLA Mixer

    Auto duck is a popular feature in audio mixing software like Audacity; it allows a track (A) to play at a desired volume while there is silence on another track (B). Whenever track B is NOT silent, track A automatically reduces its volume, allowing track B to be heard clearly, and both tracks to continue uninterrupted. A automatically returns to its default volume when B is silent once again, and so on for the duration of the track(s).

    Example:

    Track A: background music
    Track B: voiceover (VO) track - spoken phrases separated by variable-length periods of silence.
    This use case…

    8 votes

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  7. Make Alexa.ContactSensor and Alexa.MotionSensor available for en-gb users

    The ContactSensor and MotionSensor types are available in many regions but not the en-gb locale. Given that the security panel controller is available in en-gb it would bring a large benefit to users to be able to utilise the contact & motion sensor functionality.

    4 votes

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  8. Allow users to invoke skill intents in routine

    Recently, the ability to launch 3rd party skills from routines was added. The implementation, however, was minimal. All the user can do is launch the skill. They cannot launch a specific intent.

    To unleash the potential of 3rd party skills in routines, users should be able to specify skill intents in the routine: "Tell skill x to y"

    210 votes

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  9. Allow development skills to be used in routines.

    Allow development skills to be used in routines. If we develop a skill, and haven't published it yet, but it is enable and active on our devices then we should be able to use it within a routine (obviously on our own devices).

    112 votes

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  10. Amazon.searchQuery with Alexa's result-based suggestions so that the user can respond based on the results

    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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  11. Add more than one statement as alternative voice command in the same Alexa Routine

    It will be better for the user, to add more than one statement as alternative voice command in the same Alexa Routine instead of creating separately.

    For example:

    A user creates a routine named "I'm home". The tasks under this routine will be executed when the user says to Alexa "Alexa, I'm home".

    However, the user may also say

    "Alexa, I'm back" or
    "Alexa, I return home" or
    "Alexa, I enter in sweet home" or
    "Alexa, I enter home" or
    "Alexa, I'm back to my room" or
    "Alexa, I just arrive" or
    "Alexa, I arrive home" or
    "Alexa, I reach…

    3 votes

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  12. private skill routine

    Please allow beta tester to be able to add private skills to Routine.

    8 votes

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  13. Add Vietnamese language

    Please add the Vietnamese language so users can talk to Alexa in Vietnamese. We love Alexa!

    161 votes

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  14. Alexa being able to stop timers/alarms rather than audio on Sonos or External Media Playback

    Alexa, stop the timer (without stopping music/TV audio).

    When I am listening to the TV via a Sonos AMP I find that if someone else in the home says "Alexa, Stop" to an Alarm or Timer that the sound on my Sonos device stops rather than the timer or alarm they are trying to dismiss. Alexa should set Timers and Alarms to be the most prominent for stop commands to avoid this conflict.

    1 vote

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  15. Speak battery level of tablet/smartphone devices for the sight impaired

    A very simple command such as "Alexa, battery" to report battery level. Would be very helpful to those who are sight-impaired and use tablets for audiobook play.

    1 vote

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  16. Be able to put in breaklines in ISP JSON file for long descriptions

    Be able to put in breaklines in ISP JSON file for long descriptions. It works when you edit the skill.json file when you write content in the Description box on your skill so the same should be applied for description boxes of an ISP product.

    1 vote

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  17. Have analytic scores show which Alexa device customers are using

    When seeing your analytics for skill, put in a way to see if customers are using it on a screen or not. To see if there's more engagement with your skill if they see graphics or not (from the APL)

    1 vote

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  18. In skill purchase for smart home skills

    With the recent changes to promotional credits for smart home skills my skill is no longer able to be funded purely from Alexa promotional credits. As my smart home skill is tied to an open source project, I have no other funding sources so I need the ability to offer a subscription to my smart home skill.

    My thought was to offer a basic level of service for free, to allow users to trial the service, but then offer a subscription for a higher level of service.

    1 vote

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  19. Custom Task Analytics in Skill Metrics

    See more detailed information about custom tasks in the skill metrics interface. At moment I can only see the engagement of all tasks, but it would be awesome to filter it by the task identifier and campaign parameter (a2z_ref).

    2 votes

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  20. Pet friendly, easing dog's fear of Alexa

    My dog is terrified of Alexa when she speaks, would be great to have Alexa on command, announce...Good girl, (pet's name). Another option, I love you (pet's name). Hopefully, the pet would eventually feel at ease when hearing Alexa speak. My 83 year old mother will not call me on the echo for fear of traumatizing my dog. We originally purchased echo's for around her house to have the ability to call us in case of emergency. I know this sounds crazy, but there must be other pet owners who are experiencing this as well.

    1 vote

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