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. 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.

    1 vote

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  2. 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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  3. 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.

    1 vote

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  4. 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!

    1 vote

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  5. 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.

    1 vote

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  6. 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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  7. 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.

    1 vote

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  8. 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.

    1 vote

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  9. 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.

  10. 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

    1 vote

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  11. 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.

    1 vote

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  12. German spelling in Alexa Simulator

    Alexa Simulator (Test environment) does not recognize correct German spelling and punctuation.

    2 votes

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  14. Sound Library Requests

    Here are a few requests for the sound library:

    -Rocketry sounds
    -Horsedrawn carriage/wagon (on wood & cobblestone)
    -Gameshow sounds (Buzzer, success "ding ding ding", cash register/"cha-ching"
    -The Inception "braaam" (https://longreads.com/2016/12/08/braaam-inception-hollywood-soundtracks/)

    4 votes

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  15. Roll up Skill Stats

    Global stat tracking. I would love to be able to roll up statistics about usage (intents, requests, etc) of alexa apps into one dashboard. For example, if I have three apps, it would be useful to see my stats individually OR as a group I could set.

    2 votes

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  16. Change User doesn't show all accounts

    On the new Console, when I go to my profile, Change User, only 4 of the several accounts of the people I help with show up. Looks like there's a max-width property that's causing the last couple to get hidden.

    1 vote

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  17. Searchable and continually updated list of all certified skill invocation names for developers to check

    Allow developers to easily check to see if a skill invocation name has been previously used by another skill.

    2 votes

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  18. Simulator Issues

    Hey I really don't like the new simulator. If there is an endpoint error the simulator just does nothing, nor does it register the error with cloudwatch. I would type out the invocation name and would get 0 response, it was as if the request was never sent. When I would then check the cloudwatch logs there would be nothing reflecting a request either. If I swap to the old version and try the simulator, it will make the request and respond with an error. This will then register in Cloud watch and point me right to where the break…

    1 vote

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  19. New Dashboard - Locale Selection

    Although the new dashboard feels cleaner, it has lost utility. I cannot figure out how to pull a skill from a locale. We use SMAPI and push to all locales and then delete out (in the old dashboard) any locale we don't intend to publish to. In this version, not sure if it's possible, definitely can't figure it out. I also have to click and click to get to a submit button. Put a quick submit int he banner or something.

    1 vote

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  20. Add Beta Test Info to ASK Developer Console Skills List

    We can have multiple skills (10+) running in beta test and any given moment. There is no way to know in the main skills list which skills are in beta and when the beta expires. We have 100+ skills in our list which makes it even more challenging.

    Either in a new column or under the Skill ID, add an indication that the skill is in BETA and the date it expires.

    Provide a way to filter the list to only show those in Beta. This could be part of the request to tag and filter skills in the list.…

    1 vote

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