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.

To keep this site purpose-driven and actionable, we moderate requests. Here’s some guidance on how to create great feature requests that can be evaluated by our development teams. For conversation, dialogue or help, you should visit our Alexa forums. We appreciate your input.

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  1. Add support for PROXY on ask-cli

    Lots of us are developing skills behind a corporate firewall. The ask-cli is a great tool that we can't use since most corporate firewall's require the use of a proxy server which is not supported in the cli

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  2. Show pre-defined values for in-built intents

    In the Alexa développer console, the Built-in intents are displayed as all other custom intents: empty.
    But that's not true since the goal of these intents is to use intents ready to use (for instance AMAZON.YesIntent already works with "yes").

    Please, display from the beginning read-only values for predefined intents, in order to be clear that it is useless to re-add these values.

    1 vote

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  3. Treat AudioPlayer metadata on Fire TV Cube like the Echo Show

    Currently the Fire TV Cube renders the AudioPlayer metadata foreground image as a background image like the Echo Spot, despite a different background image being present in the response payload. Since the Fire TV Cube is connected to large high-resolution displays, using the background image in the same fashion as the Echo Show does would be a much better user experience.

    For an example, open "Rain Sounds" by Invoked Apps LLC on Fire TV Cube and Echo Show.

    7 votes

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  4. End long running builds

    It would be nice to have an ability to fail or autocomplete a failed build. I currently have been watching the same CA build run for about 5 hours when it should take about 3 minutes in BUILDING status, but I can't cancel or end it so it is just spinning indefinitely.

    1 vote

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  5. Skill Validation API for all locales

    Currently the SMAPI endpoint only supports en-* locales, please add the others.

    1 vote

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  6. Customized ListTemplate Visuals

    I was looking to personalize a little bit the ListTemplate2 but i couldn't do it.
    My suggestions is to add some options to ListTemplate :
    - Show/Hide list number
    - Center/Align text with picture

    Here is how i wanted it to looks like : https://forums.developer.amazon.com/questions/178513/customize-listtemplate2-dont-show-numbers.html

    I think some other features that i don't have in mind now can also be added, in order to help creator personalize their content in the Echo Show.

    1 vote

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  7. Alexa Support Center Portal Request

    It would be great if there was an Alexa Support Center Portal comparable to the AWS Support Center Portal.

    This would make it much easier to submit and track any and all Alexa specific support requests beyond posting to the Alexa forums which is great for a variety of general to specific questions, but falls short for addressing specific account-related and proprietary questions and such.

    Further, having this feature would minimize time and friction going back-and-forth between the AWS Support Team through the AWS Support Center and the Alexa Support Team through the Alexa Forums, Contact Us, Email, etc and…

    1 vote

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  8. Improve developer support

    When testing a Skill I recived this messsage "Claro, pero primero debes pedirle a uno de tus padres que abra la app Alexa de su teléfono y active las Skills infantiles." Since I am in spain there is no alexa app available on the marketplace, and the link to manage it on amazon website seem to work only in amazon.com
    Any ideas how should I debug my skill in spain.

    1 vote

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  9. Non precise error on save/build

    When a build fails or save fails, the error prompt is not descriptive:

    > Operation Failed
    The attempted operation has returned an unspecified error. This may be due to an expired session, or a model that exceeds 1MB in size.

    Think more descriptive and precises error messages are needed, algo between every save or build I usually make several changes, it would be nice so the difference between actual json and the one from the previous successful save.

    3 votes

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  10. Better review visibility

    It would be great to see reviews of your skills in the developer console.

    5 votes

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  11. Call same intent after say 30 seconds automatically

    For example, I invoke the skill by saying alexa take a note and after 30 seconds alexa asks me for it then again after 1 min alexa aks me for a note. Basically use setInterval() (node.js) in a response. Make a response go forever after every 30 seconds.

    2 votes

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  12. 1 vote

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  13. Provide locale property in event (Skillevent, Listevent) to allow translation

    Current localization documentation states the following:

    "Note that list events and skill events that are sent to your service do not include the locale property."
    https://developer.amazon.com/de/docs/custom-skills/develop-skills-in-multiple-languages.html

    Request / idea:

    Please add locale support to Skillevents and Listevents as well so that event based skill can be translated based on that information. Currently developers can only use a fallback language - e.g. english.

    According to Alexa dev forum there is no workaround in place as well.

    I would need the "locale" property in the "request" for the corresponding event type. E.g. "AlexaHouseholdListEvent.ItemsCreated".

    3 votes

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  14. alexa tone of voice for kids

    Do Alexa has a tone of voice? like speaking in an excited way when talking to kids. because based from my experience as a human when I talked to kids I use tones to get their attention more and level the tone to their needs. I usually get their attention 80 percent of the time when I want them to listen to me.

    2 votes

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  15. Add temperature unit switch (C, F)

    I have a smart thermostat skill. Thermostat can be switched to Celsius or Fahrenheit to cater for thermostat users in different countries. To test skill using skill test simulator I need simulator entirely to be switched to C or F for all requests and responses, just same as behavior of Echo Dot when switched to C or F.

    2 votes

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  16. Suggestion for Skill List page

    Please consider an option to hide the banners in Skill List page. On a higher resolution screen, we don't see any skill -- just banners and a table header. I have to scroll down to see my skill every time. I read the banner text once and prefer hiding it most of the time. What I want to see and click on is the actual skill entry itself. Thanks!

    1 vote

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  17. Vertical Scroll bar in Intent Window

    Dear Team,

    Appreciate, if there is a vertical scrollbar in the intents list window. This will be of great help for the skill developer. Synonymous screen like hotmail folder split with scroll bar,

    with regards,
    Repath Athyala

    1 vote

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  18. Add slot sequence numbers to the request

    AFAIU dialogs follow the slot sequence. It would be nice to have the slot sequence numbers in the request for Elicit/ConfirmSlot customization.

    2 votes

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  19. Allow selection of AWS regions in ASK CLI deployments

    The ASK CLI automatically defaults to the US Virginia region, which is not optimal for many users outside the US.

    Whilst this can be manually changed later, it seems like an obvious confirmation option to add (to honour the AWS profile defaults for example).

    1 vote

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  20. Ability to create devices with ASK SDK

    Currently I wasn't able to find an option to create a smart home device in NodeJS ASK SDK. It only allows to create event handlers. For instance Insteon skill for Alexa allows to create devices that alexa can communicate directly with (i.e. you can ask alexa to turn on light switch derectly without saying: "tell skillname to turn on the lights").

    1 vote

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