Alexa Skills - Developer Voice And Vote

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  1. Make the dance between ask cli and web gui better.

    Working between the ask cli and the web gui is fraught with danger. I lost lots of "web gui" Intent work, because I used "ask deploy" which overwrote the model. So I have to be very careful to call "download model" first, check to make sure it has the changes... THEN I can upload my new lambda code without overwritting. Very risky business. (:

    4 votes

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    Received  ·  2 comments  ·  ASK SDK  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. New Console Beta Test in a different section

    Putting the Skill Beta Testing section into Availability is confusing to find. I would have expected it to be under Test or somewhere under a Testing header.

    1 vote

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  3. Option to show SSML tags in chat transcription (ASK Dev Console Beta)

    Provide option to display SSML tags in chat speech bubbles. Currently some words stick together because they're seperated by tags, which are not shown. With the option to display SSML tags it would be easier to analyze the speech output and the effect of certain SSML tags.

    1 vote

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  4. Change "Permissions" nav menu button to "Your Users"

    Change "Permissions" nav menu button to "Your Users"

    In the Alexa Console, the "Permissions" button in the left menu makes me think I can provide permissions (e.g. beta testers and administrator access) to the particular Alexa Skill, not user's access to addresses and read/write lists. Might make sense to change the wording to "Your Users" that way the submenu can contain all info pertain to your uses using your Skill and "Permissions" is uses to give certain permissions access to the app on a tester, administrative, business user or marketing permissions to the Skill

    I'm assuming this feed back forum…

    1 vote

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  5. Alexa App Builder Bug

    BUG:
    When using LITERAL types the editor creates invalid json. If I add a slot of type LITERAL to an intent it automatically adds an invalid object to the types list:
    "types": [
    {
    "name": "LITERAL",
    "values": []
    }
    ]
    The model validator complains that the values list can not be empty for a type, but there are not values for a LITERAL type. If I remove the object completely it fixes the schema.

    1 vote

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  6. Feedback on the new console

    Why have you hidden the Skill ID away onto the dashboard. When I'm updating to a new Lambda version and pasting in the endpoints, I then need to skill to set at lambda, which means I need to go to the dashboard page. Please make it available like it was on the old console.

    Also, please please please, lets have some simple debugging logs and testing of execution for the Lambda.

    Just a little test button next to the endpoint where it fires off something (discovery?) (SmartHome Skill) just to make sure it can execute the Lambda, between the permissions…

    3 votes

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  7. Printing Skill code within JSON editor

    Which I'm in the JSON editor (or any part of ASK) can I print the code associated with my skill?
    Thanks,
    Frank M

    2 votes

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  8. Allow Flash Briefings to connect to any port

    There's no reason Flash Briefings should be confined to ports 80 and 443, as webservices can (and do) run on any almost any port. This restriction causes serious limitations for (among others) people trying to run multiple services on the same EC2 node.

    3 votes

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  9. Sample Utterance Issue

    Unfortunately Alexa didn't react anymore to my sample utterances. I had to delete all of them and add them again manually

    1 vote

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    Received  ·  Alexa Admin responded

    Thanks for pointing this out! We’ll get this routed over to the appropriate internal team for review.

  10. Missing UI flow in the new beta Alexa Console

    If you select 'Measure' for a live skill from the skill list, then go to the Launch tab, you can't edit anything unless you go back to the Measure tab, switch to Development stage and go to Launch again. A stage selection drop-down in the Launch tab would be more intuitive.

    2 votes

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  11. One-click return to console

    Should be easier to return to the console from the details of a specific skill. Rather than (or in addition to) "Your Alexa Consoles", add a "Current Console" link that provides a one-click return to the current console.

    2 votes

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  12. UI Fixes

    The "Save Model" and "Build Model" SHOULD allow you to click it without losing your intent position on the page. Same goes for the "Interaction Model" side menus.

    1 vote

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  13. Endpoint link

    New i/f is neat. Thanks.
    It would be good if you could add the link to CREATE a Lambda endpoint again (it was on the old console).

    2 votes

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  14. Include supported interface approval status in certification process

    Currently, it is difficult to determine between a non-display device, and a skill that simply isn't approved for display interface.

    Per Paul Cutsinger: "For speed, certification will publish your skill for voice only then come back and enable the display once that's tested. So, spot will send this.event.context.System.device.supportedInterfaces.Display once the skill has been certified for that device."

    Would be good to be able to check the status of this process somewhere.

    1 vote

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  15. Measure data is not matching in new and old console.

    Measure data is not matching in new and old console.

    In old console, unique customers are less but Sessions & utterances are more compared to new console.

    I don't think it's not possible to have less users and more utterances.

    1 vote

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  16. "Unsaved data" flow doesn't work properly

    In the Launch tab of the new skills console, when you are working on language-specific metadata, there is a dialog that pops up if you haven't saved all of the information before navigating away. This flow does two things that it shouldn't do:

    1. The dialog will trigger if all you've done is click into a text box, even if you've made no change to that box.
    2. After resolving the dialog (discard or save), the page redirects you to the "privacy and compliance" sub-page, even if that's not the thing you clicked on to trigger the dialog in the first place.…
    1 vote

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  17. Scrollable Left Navigation and Fixed right portion

    Love it! So clean and consistant. One feedback on the left hand navigation. Make it scrollable so when we have lots of intents open we are able to see the right side of the page. Or better yet keep the right side of the page fixed and we can scroll the left hand navigation freely and open / collapse intents etc. Keep up the good work team! :-)

    1 vote

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  18. Re-Use/Cascading a base state for duplicated events

    With many intents that share baseline handling intents (help,cancel,etc.) it would be nice to be able to define all these at a top level, and have specialized states cascade down. e.g. Define NewSession state with all the default handlers. In a new, specialized state, SpecialState, you only define those intents that are specific to that state, and any non defined events cascade down to NewSession state.

    This would allow more simplified code, as well as the ability to better maintain consistency through out experience.

    4 votes

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    Thanks a lot for posting this request. Your request has been received

  19. fire tv do not block screen during conversation with Alex

    When Fire TV interacts with Alexa popup is displayed on the TV with dialog conversation blocking TV screen. If my firetv app can respond to alexa command I would like to utilize TV for displaying app related information instead of that dialog

    2 votes

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  20. Bulk upload of training for the new Beta Builder

    The interaction model has two view - the old preview one and the new Beta preview one. They support different features and switching in between, deletes the changes made. The only reason why my team is still using the old preview, is because we can easily upload new and edit the old training. Would be great if this is also possible in the Beta preview, as to use the other new features available, like synonyms, dialogues, etc.

    1 vote

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    Thanks a lot for posting this request. Your request has been received

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