Alexa Skills - Developer Voice And Vote

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  1. 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.

    2 votes

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  2. Many Alexa users experience the issue of wanting Alexa to whisper on a routine, especially for use of an alarm at night or in the morning. The issue is that many of us wake up even hours before the next person in the house has to wake up, so we can’t use Alexa as the alarm because she has a habit of screaming out her words on routines when you want her to just whisper. It would be great to see the addition of “Alexa whisper” under “device settings” when creating a routine, so that anything Alexa says during the…

    26 votes

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  3. Your routines will not allow for any of my light switches or plugs to be used as a trigger, hence switch goes on anounce something as action. This restriction makes no sence and cannot seem to be able to find any smart switches or plugs that will show in the routines device triggers screen.

    3 votes

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  4. As a developer I would like to have the possibility to ask users for some string input to personalize a skill dependent on the string input.
    String input can be e.g. a link to some feed (iCal, RSS, Atom whatever) or any other user input which is not related to any account somewhere.

    By this, generic skills could be built to wrap any content.

    In my special case, I would use it to enter a domain name which then corresponds to an communication / information app which doesn't need account creation and authentification (which helps a lot when dealing with…

    1 vote

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  5. Allow users to enable “DJ Mode” that while streaming music adds cross fades to songs and occasionally has Alexa announce songs with factoids about the music or artist. I miss traditional radio but like listening to more than the same 40 songs. What I miss are the DJs.

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  6. I am hard of hearing and would like to allow a speaker group to audibly ring loudly when my phone rings as well as turn off or on a smart light. On a side note, an Alexa doorbell should be a thing. Use the “button” technology to create a smaller, water resistant, model that can be affixed in a door bell location and allow users to create routines for it just like the current “button.” This would allow users not only to create a custom chime that plays on all their devices but also allow for automated turning on of…

    1 vote

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  7. A user should be able to link their account mid-session and not be forced to exit the skill to get the benefits of a linked account.

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  8. I would like to be able to show a card when the user is confirming an intent. It would be more explicit and, well, confirmatory, to be able to put text on the screen as in addition to the voice prompt, even it it was simply showing the text that matches the prompt that'd be something, but ideally a customizable card...

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  9. 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

    4 votes

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  10. I wish to have an activity (state of my pool pump) to be changed based on current air temperature outside. (as in "ON" when below freezing)

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  11. I’d like to be able to add an Owner field to Alexa input calendar events so I can identify which family member is the owner of an appointment. That way, anybody can enter their events in the family calendar from Alexa and we identify to whom the event is for.

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  12. I can only use a skill at the end of a routine? Why? I want to start with a skill inside my routine, but I get everytime a message, that this skill must be at the end of a routine.

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  13. A skill that will allow alexa to connect directly to the overdrive library and play audiobooks or read kindle books that are checked out.

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  14. 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.

    5 votes

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  15. Especially in CA, PSPS has become very important.

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  16. 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.

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  17. 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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  18. Add a validation for number of digits in Number Slot

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  20. 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.

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