Alexa Skills - Developer Voice And Vote

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  1. Add a Dictionary Built-in Slot Type

    Add a Dictionary Built-in Slot Type. This would allow a slot to be filled with any word in the dictionary. The Alexa Lists allow this. For example, I can say Alexa, add _____ to my shopping list. I would like to allow my skill to ask for any word and then process it in the backend. In order to simulate this, I need to use up the allowed characters in my slot definition. If it was built-in, it would probably allow more words, would be faster and would not use any of my allowed characters.

    1 vote
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  2. accept beta test invitation just by voice

    as voice services are ideal for users with visual handicap, I would like to involve those people in beta testing a new skill version. Activating a production skill via voice works great today. Entering the beta testing phase can not be done with voice only and therefore those testers need another person to help out.
    Therefore I suggest to allow enabling the skill beta testing phase only by voice commands like "activate beta test for skill xyz" as well as dropping out of the beta test by voice like "stop beta test for skill xyz"

    1 vote
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  3. Have a command to restart the Echo device(s).

    Every so often, Echo devices take longer to respond, or generally start performing sub-optimally. This is typically resolved by restarting the unit. It seems I have to do this about once a month or so. Obviously, performing a power cycle can be done physically by pulling the plug, but having a command to tell Alexa to restart the device would be much more desirable, especially if a user can create a routine to restart all devices, or schedule a reboot every so often.

    20 votes
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  4. add currency slot type

    add currency slot type

    1 vote
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  5. Rest API that can send an alexa announcement

    Rest API that can send an alexa announcement based on the event like lights turn on or webcam detection. This can be called from lambda. Definitely a key feature that alexa is alerting everyone or n the room that other room or area has a movement. Great feature and will add value.

    let me know if this is already exist in some way or simpler way

    2 votes
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  6. Link multiple Apple Music accounts

    Please allow the linking of multiple Apple Music accounts, so that everyone in the family uses their own account. Them, when alexa recognises someone’s voice, it will play their music.

    3 votes
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  7. Trigger a Lambda function following a proactive Event notification

    Proactive event notifications are great but it just seems obvious and natural that we should be able to directly trigger follow up actions.
    Once a proactive event is pushed to an Echo device and the user checks it, I'd like to be able to launch a Lambda function, just like an Intent would trigger the Lambda function.
    Receiving a proactive event notification saying "you have received a message from XYZ", and having to have to launch the skill to take actions is totally awkward.
    Thank you

    2 votes
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  8. Widget to run routines

    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

    7 votes
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  9. Update Alexa Skill state from external, non-voice sources, especially w.r.t. Echo Show

    My smarthome product reacts to Alexa commands. But sometimes I want the device to tell Alexa about its state. Let's say my product has a volume slider... I want to tell Alexa when that slider is used and have my skill update the volume indicator on screen (echo show).

    You can imagine this might also apply to stock tickers or weather updates or any outside information that might change between utterances.

    If I recall correctly, this kind of thing is available in "smart home" skills, but that archetype was too restrictive for my purposes. My skill is just a normal…

    1 vote
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  10. Make better guesses when AMAZON.musician and AMAZON.musicalRecording are in the same intent

    Right now AMAZON.musician and AMAZON.musicalRecording are chosen independently when the context of the two together could be used to make better guesses.

    Yesterday, my skill heard "Wonderful Night" by "Eric Clapton" and caused an error. There's no reason Alexa shouldn't be able to assume that I meant "Wonderful TOnight", a song by Eric Clapton.

    1 vote
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  11. Alexa Czech Language Support

    Please consider Czech language support for Alexa, as it is a highly developed country in terms of e-commerce, and as well as one of Amazon's logistics centres is located there. Thank you.

    6 votes
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  12. mirror echo show screen to tv

    would love to see the Screensaver/ echo show congregation displayed on my large TV so I can easily see my reminders calendar event.

    1 vote
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  13. ”Hey Alexa”

    I have a stutter, and find it hard to say any of the wake words easy. Could an option be added for users to say “Hey Alexa” rather than just “Alexa”

    Whenever I say Hey Alexa, it doesn’t seem to recognise it

    1 vote
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  14. Ability to add routines to alexa programmatically.

    I am currently trying to add a workaround to send voice commands to my TV set top box via their api. I need to add an alexa routing for each channel which means lots of routines being added. Some form of upload for my alexa account in which I can add routines with YAML or JSON or something like that would be ideal.

    3 votes
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  15. interactive movie

    I have a genius idea!!!
    I think they need to come out with a scary movie that is interactive with Alexa. So during the movie Alexa starts making sounds or playing music or turning lights on and off.

    1 vote
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  16. Enable change logs for Alexa ASK console and CLI

    Access Logs and Change history are needed to effectively monitor the changes done by various users in ASK developer console and ASK CLI. In the absence of the access logs and change history, large organizations with multiple ASK users have no way to track changes to Alexa skill in production. If the administrator of the Alexa account has the ability to view change logs, it will give the ability to effectively monitor user changes.

    1 vote
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  17. Enhancements to ASK developer console and CLI/SMAPI User Roles

    The current permissions for various roles in ASK developer console and CLI/SMAPI are very broad. Large organizations need more control over roles to effectively manage Enterprise level skills. This feature request is to give organizations the ability to configure granular level access based on the roles as shown below.

    Description Administrator Marketer Developer Analyst
    Create Skill Yes No No No
    Delete Skill Yes No No No
    Creating a new
    Intent Yes No Yes No
    Deleting Intents Yes No Yes No
    Modify Existing
    intents Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Updating
    distribution detailsYes Yes Yes No
    Skill Submission/Publishing/Hide/
    Remove the skill Yes No…

    1 vote
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  18. Enable "Alexa for Apps" from Echo devices

    "Alexa for Apps" is fantastic; but the vast majority of users don't own compatible mobile devices. They own some variant of the Amazon Echo in most cases.

    Please enable "Alexa for Apps" from all of the Amazon Echo models too.

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  19. We need more proactive notification event scheme types.

    We need more proactive notification event scheme types. The current set is very limited. We want to inform a user of utility company disruption (eg a gas leak or water leak) in their postcode area.

    Why not have a generic event that just takes a message string??

    66 votes
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  20. Ability to change 'Developer name or company name'

    I'd like the ability to change 'Developer name or company name' under my Amazon Developer Company Profile. In the Amazon Developer portal today, this isn't possible. I know that I can write a support ticket to do this, but a permanent solution where developers can make these updates themselves would be better.

    158 votes
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