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. Allow controlling local servers through ssh

    My idea is to issue a command to Alexa that'll make it ssh into a server connected to the same LAN and issue commands (e.g., "sudo reboot", "sudo shutdown now") or run scripts.

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  2. Whisper mode all the time. I have MS and noise hurts me. Also if the bass can be turned down further as well mayne

    I have MS and get unwanted neurological effects from noise. Bass drives my IBS crazy. High volume seems to rattle in my head.
    Quitr often Alexa is far too loud (even on low enough volume). I discovered whisper mode yesterday. It's great. But can you add a permanent whisper mode for those who have sensory overload? Alexa often scares me with how loud "she speaks".

    The bass goes "low" but it still causes anxiety and IBS symptoms. Is there any way to lower it further?

    I know there's no perfect solution for my neurological issues, and there's no speaker that…

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  3. Echo Show Camera Use As Motion Sensor Trigger in Routines

    Enable Echo Show camera to be used for security. If in built echo show camera detects motion, send notification to phone / other nominated Alexa devices.

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  4. have AMAZON.Number accept decimal points

    Have AMAZON.Number accept decimal points in user verbal input. Right now, it handles 'minus' or negative numbers, but not when there is a decimal point.

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  5. Mute Microphone on Echo Show Without Stopping Video

    Allow for the Echo Show to mute audio while on a video call without also stopping the video.

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  6. list widget

    I would love a widget for Alexa's shopping list for both my android and OS Wear.

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  7. APL video "loading" and/or "loaded" event(s)

    APL video "loaded" event to enable showing a screen before a video has fully loaded so that the user is aware that the media is still loading. e.g., "Loading..." Right now, APL only has events for after the video has started playing. This is too late to elegantly switch from a "loading" screen to the video.

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  8. Volume adjustment to the voice of the user

    In part, Alexa's voice is too loud for me, for example at night. It would be great if Alexa automatically adjusts the volume to the volume of my voice, just like people do with each other. (Certainly hard to determine if the user is talking quietly or just far away)

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  9. Volume control with accuracy of 1%

    The volume can also be specified as a percentage, which is great. However, only 5% steps seem to be possible. For quiet music while working, however, I would like to have about 3% volume, which is unfortunately only adjustable via the smartphone.
    Therefore, the possibility to adjust the volume with an accuracy of 1% would be very helpful.

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  10. Allow developer feedback for skills in International locales

    Currently the only way for a developer to respond to a user comment about their Alexa Skill is via comments in the review section.
    Now the only people who can comment or otherwise respond to a review are those who have spent a certain amount of money (for the US it is $50) on that particular amazon site. Clearly a developer publishing in multiple languages in different international locales would not have spent enough money in most international locales other their own home, so they can't respond to any comments posted for their international versions. This is a glaring hole…

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  11. Allow custom skill to recommend and set routines instead of users if permitted

    Alexa Routines are nice but it's still too tech-y to set up. If a custom skill has some actions suitable for using as routines, it would be great for a custom skill to recommend, ask permission from user, and set routines instead of users. This will reduce user's conflictions and increase skill usage.

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  12. private skill routine

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

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  13. Code error check before deploy

    It would greatly help if the Deploy button, under the Code tab, could check and warn if there were any code errors before deploying the lambda code. Right now I can deploy code with error or even an empty js file. Ideally, the Deploy operation should fail or stop with a good message.

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  14. Music & Media Action - Ability to Select Speaker

    In routines option for Music and Media action. I'd like the ability to control which speaker the action plays on. Instead of the only option being for the whole routine. For example having a routine play a spotify playlist on 1 speaker speaker while white noise skill on another speaker. All from one voice command. This would allow for more flexible routines based on bed-times and wake-ups.

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  15. Calculate the approximate reading duration for an SSML response

    Sometimes, I'd have to (more or less) "continue" an interrupted SSML response. I understand that it is not possible to find out if and where a response has been interrupted.

    Therefore, it would come very handy if I could find out beforehand how long a response might take to be read. From this (plus timestamp of this response and the next intent's) I can calculate how far reading might have proceed.

    So, my request is:
    - enter a text string plus device reading speed
    - calculate approximate expected reading duratioin from this

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  16. Add headless device option to simulator

    RIght now, the simulator always sends a response for an APL device with a display. Since we have to also support devices without displays (headless devices), it would be good to also have an option for simulating the response of a headless device like the very common Echo/Echo Dot.

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  17. Allow for much longer audio responses in APL for Audio

    The current limit is 4 minutes. Our app plays backing tracks for guitarists and this is way too short. Please increase to at least 20 mins.

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  18. Option to make alexa always talk in whisper mode

    Ability to force Alexa always talk in whisper mode, even if I speak normally.

    The purpose is, when I am playing music on high volume, Alexa doesn't need to speak so loud to me.

    Another alternative would be to have separate volume control for Alexa interations

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  19. APL Events Console (APL Authoring Tool)

    It would be very useful, when using the APL Authoring Tool and in play mode, having a separate console that logs all the fired commands. Especially the SendEvent command could be very useful to get more details on (a list of all the listed arguments), especially when working with dynamic values that might change throughout interaction with the APL document.

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