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. 1 vote

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  2. Add sender-id to smarthome directives

    Would it be possible to transmit the name, room-name, or serial number of the respective echo device when sending a directive (e.g. turn-on) through the api to my AVS smarthome device.
    This would allow me to react differently depending in which room the voice command was issued.

    1 vote

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  3. Notifications for Custom skill

    I have implemented a custom skill for Smoke&CO detector and now I am trying to add/implement notifications for Alexa Echo device when ever detector raises an alarm. I don't find any feasibility to do this either Proactive events/ notifications api. If this is not possible I recommend this feature to be added

    3 votes

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  4. Echo light ring to indicate timer progress/countdown

    A timer would be improved if I could quickly see the progress without asking how much time is left.
    I suggest that you use the light ring to count down the timer: starting with the light ring fully lit when the timer starts, it could progressively dim, a bit like the hand of a clock.
    There could also be a light flash warning when, say, 1 min from the timer ending.
    It would be nice also to save and recall a timer that I use often.

    1 vote

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  5. Other e-mails for skill certification.

    Allow developers to add multiple email addresses in the Dev consul under the certification tab to receive feedback pertaining to the skill. In addition place the feedback in the certification tab instead of just having a general message that is of no value to the developer.

    34 votes

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  6. Launch the skill after the reminder.

    I want the reminder API to be able to launch skills via Skill Connections, like the timer API.

    For example
    1. The reminder rang.
    2. Alexa Skill has launched.
    3. Alexa said. Did you do it?
    4. User said. Did not do.
    5. Alexa said. Then when do you do it?
    6. User said. 3 days later. / 5 days later. / others. (Irregular)
    7. Alexa Skill has set a new reminder.

    I want to create such skills.

    4 votes

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  7. Need to fix Alexa Skills to run one after another if they will both appear at same time

    Today on 17.04.2021 at 10:15 AM, I experienced a situation where two skills appear at the same time. They are reading amazon order notifications and executing routine.

    The routine was set by me which is running on scheduled time after a specific interval. The detailed information is given below:

    Previously, I set a routine on weekly basis(Saturday at 10:15 AM). However, at that time(10:14 AM), there a notification arrived about my amazon order.

    So, I requested Alexa to read my notification and Alexa read it for me. Fortunately, my request and the routine execution time were the same(10:15 AM), as…

    1 vote

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  8. APL transition property

    The AnimateItem command can be used to create animations for the opacity and transform properties. With the release of APL 1.6, many more properties have been unlocked for dynamic updates, such as the height and width of a component.However, the AnimateItem command does not support these properties, instead you have to use for example Easing Functions to implement animations for these properties. In my opinion, the Easing Functions are relatively complex in terms of their structure, and furthermore they can currently only be defined statically, which means that, as with the AnimateItem command, I have to define the initial and…

    1 vote

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  9. Allow outDir and build command for Alexa hosted skill

    When using Alexa hosted skill there's no ability to define the
    "outDir": "dist" instead a hardcoded index.js is always used. While this isn't a blocker it's not a great experience.

    It would be nice to define a build command when the deploy happens for example in package.json under scripts like the following

    npm run compile

    which would then compile the TypeScript source code in the src directory and output it to the dist directory.

    1 vote

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  10. We need an Echo Show with HDMI out.

    This is the killer device that everyone is looking for. Echo Show is great, but the screen is too small. Sound is great from the Echo Show itself so you wouldn't need to use the TV sound, thus avoiding feedback issues etc. due to latency in the TV. Two way video calling is a lot different with a big screen, enabling family conversations and a more natural experience than you get when handholding a device.

    2 votes

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  11. Golang ASK SDK (Custom + Smart Home)

    I have been developing Smart Home Skills in Golang and would like to move into a hybrid model (Custom + Smart Home).
    I realized that the SDKs for the various features in the Custom Alexa Skills are available in Java, Python, and Javascript.

    Considering the skills are triggered through Lambda functions and Golang is a supported platform, could you let me know if a Go SDK might be on your roadmap? It will help to decide the course of further development.

    1 vote

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  12. barometric pressure

    Would love to be able to ask Alexa what the barometric pressure is outside. My dad has breathing problems and thinks his bad days are linked to the BP outside, but when you try to ask her, she just gives the outside temp and weather forecast.

    1 vote

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  13. Video Call on Phone: On screen display timeout

    When I use alexa app on my iphone and during a video call, if I have to move to another screen and come back to the Alexa video call, from that point of time, the screen times off and I have to touch the display to bring it on again. Can we ensure that during the video call, there is no time out and the display stays on until the video call is finished irrespective of if we moved away from the screen for a while or not?

    1 vote

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  14. Show installed skill icons on echo show home screen like a tablet or phone does

    Lots of wasted space. Help out skill developers by providing a visual reminder of what skills they've used in the past.

    2 votes

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  15. Add Dutch Language

    Please add Dutch language support for Alexa and make it available in The Netherlands.

    You can contact me if there is a beta program or if I can help with voice recognition.

    126 votes

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  16. Start a timer (with no time set, just starts counting up)

    Typically, you ask Alexa to start a down count timer.
    Often it would be useful to just start an upcount timer.
    You could differentiate between "Start a timer" and the regular "Set a X min timer" by noticing that there was no time given. And the phrase must be "Start a timer"

    1 vote

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  17. serial number & Password

    As an option to existing contacts lists etc, Alexa (especially Echo Show) be set up for an "access password"
    This is separate to user password. Any user with both serial number and access password can vieo call to device (i.e. echo show). This would mean that families can exchange Serial Numbers and Access Passwords and instantly videocall the devices which have exchanged serial numbers and passwords. User can change Password at any time tto kill all existing permissions witth Access Password.

    2 votes

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  18. Commands white/ black list

    I would love to have a feature to block or ignore all commands which were not allowed before.

    This would make it so much easier to only use it for what you need like „volume up/down“, „lights on“... and all other stuff is just gone.

    No more strange interactions with Alexa when she understands something i haven‘t said at all!

    How?

    Give us a whitelist/blacklist function or multiple choice select/deselect option.

    Thanks

    1 vote

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  19. Change the volume of all devices

    Change the volume of all devices, so you can change the volume of all devices at the same time not only a single device. For example if you wrote a routine called “night time” you could set all devices to a lower preset volume so as not to be so loud. Alternatively in the morning you could say “morning and all devices volume could be increased to a preset volume. And so on

    10 votes

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  20. Copy/save text from cards and answers in Alexa app

    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.

    2 votes

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