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  1. Show session status visually in Test Simulator

    It’s not clear which state the tool is in during a conversational test.. It’s not clear when a skill session times out and whether default Echo or My Skill will answer your next utterance. It would be nice if the left panel had background shading to indicate you are in the default Echo or a My Skill session and to visually group a set of interactions to one session.

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  2. Show the invocation name, intent, slot, in Test Simulator


    1. Pre-fill the utterance text input with the invocation launch such as "open cat facts". Users often jump straight to their intent, and many type "Alexa, " as well; this may steer them into the right usage pattern.


    2. Above the Skill I/O panel on the right, display in bold font, the name of the Intent and any Slots that were heard. It is difficult to scroll down the big block of JSON input and hunt for these after every utterance. This would create a faster feedback loop as developers test various utterances.


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  3. Improvement suggestions

    Hello, the new interface for Alexa skill is not as good as before, because
    1. The session expired too soon, when user was just starting to fill the Utterance, it took time as user need to fill one by one ( before we can just fill it without pressing adding one. (When session expire, every utterances that I just keyed in went nothing!!! If Amazon wants to keep this UI, please adding the longer session expiression time!
    2. Amazon has to choose if you really want to have developer interface or user interface especially this is called developer tool. However,…

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  4. Bug

    It tells me to not use a } then it tells me to use a } in the instents, Why is there a cap of 800?

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  5. clear oauth token without disabling skill

    I would like to be able to clear the oauth token so a user can logout with new credentials and get a different token. As described in https://forums.developer.amazon.com/questions/62270/how-to-do-log-out-or-invalidate-auth-token-in-alex.html
    this is only possible if we disable then re-enable the skill, but then the userId would be lost and I would like to avoid that.

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  6. Test 'no response' from user.

    It would be very helpful to have a way to mimic 'no response' from the user. If you can do that, it's not obvious how.

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  7. Use payload V3 in smart home skill blueprint for AWS Lambda

    Use payload v3 in smart home skill blueprint for AWS Lambda

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  8. ask cli proxy

    ASK CLI should work with system proxy configurations (HTTPPROXY/HTTPSPROXY)

    2 votes
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  9. Bug: Switching from auth code grant to implicit grant not possible

    switching back from auth code grant to implicit grant seems not possible. On saving the following error is shown: Access token scheme should be empty for IMPLICIT type.

    And access token scheme can not be set for implicit grant.

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  10. Enabling a skill to link to a good on the Amazon retail store (either 1P or 3P)

    It would be great if you could build a skill and link it back to the Amazon retail store to goods. For example, how to do I fix my leaky faucet? Then it could go through the ways to fix the faucet, and enable to user to buy the parts or a new faucet, wrench, etc.

    4 votes
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  11. Submission Information on Portal

    Put submission history on the portal. Having this only in email is not the best way to communicate as multiple developers are often working on apps.

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  12. Location based cards/screens

    I would like to have the option to show a location in the Alexa App or the Echo Show/Spot. Sure I could embed a picture of a map, but it would be nicer to have a platform feature for that. That could have a nicely branded map with the Alexa specific colors schema. Cool would be also links to navigation based on the capabilities of the device. I am thinking here about cars which navigation systems or Google Maps on normal Android devices.

    2 votes
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  13. Show Skill name when editing

    Please show the name of the Skill that I'm currently editing. It's nerve-racking to not get visual confirmation of which skill I'm editing when I have multiple Skills. Thanks!

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  14. Client Secret field validation is broken

    Every time I try to save a value on the Build > Account Linking tab, Auth Code Grant, I have to re-enter the Client Secret, even if I'm not changing it. Please only make me enter it once.

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  15. Have Alexa give a written briefing or instruction guide

    It would be nice (and maybe it exist and I am not aware of it) If a person could type in a briefing or set of instructions and then Echo would play them back. For example, I wanted to brief a classroom on the subject of ejection seat theory of operation, I would type the theory and the way I want it presented, then Alex could read it and give the briefing. I could pause Echo with the word PAUSE or other inputs.

    2 votes
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  16. Make Alexa Skill Test Console compatible with AVG.

    The current skill test console appears to be incompatible with AVG.

    I don't like having to choose between a protected system, and being able to test my skill.

    For now, I will be repeatedly installing and uninstalling AVG as I need to do skill development. It's a hassle.

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  17. Custom Alexa metrics

    Being able to emit custom metrics from your skill would be amazing. I want to know what words were used to fill slots so I can have a list of which were the most popular words used. Using one of your own examples, if a user used a Horoscope skill, you could see that Scorpio was requested 12 times this week.

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  18. Fuzzy match intent handler

    Request: a fuzzy match intent handler for spoken utterances, e.g.:

    if contains("sometext")...

    This would allow for a more conversational exchange between the user and Alexa. For example, if the user utterance includes the phrase "not feeling well", the skill could give a sympathetic reply without having to explicitly match every possible permutation of a sentence containing that phrase via intents.

    6 votes
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    Received  ·  Alexa Admin responded

    Thanks for the suggestion, April! We’ll get this routed over to the appropriate internal team for review.

  19. UI Issue

    Hi,
    The black footer does not stay in the bottom of the page when I scroll up the page causing a weird experience.
    Thanks

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  20. Locales and Language Settings

    Under the language settings options, you have a Remove button but when I try to remove from a locale that is already published I get a non-descript error saying unable to save. Amazon launched my skill to a locale I did not want, and now I have a lot of problems because of it. I should be able to remove a singular locale, especially if Amazon launched to it without my consent.

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