Alexa Skills - Developer Voice And Vote

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  1. Add headless device option to simulator

    RIght now, the simulator always sends a response for an APL device with a display. Since we have to also support devices without displays (headless devices), it would be good to also have an option for simulating the response of a headless device like the very common Echo/Echo Dot.

    2 votes

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  2. Support APLA documents & directives for reprompts

    The new APLA Documents are great for providing rich audio responses at runtime to users.

    However, we are still stuck using the reprompt object in responses, and this can only contain PlainText or SSML.

    For a user who has just experienced an immersive experience but then hears a low-quality reprompt (especially when the audio element is used), this could seem disjoint.

    It would be great if we could use APLA documents in multimodal reprompts too :)

    Cheers.

    7 votes

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  3. Time and temperature

    Can you add a “time and temperature” feature to Flash Briefing and News scripts?
    Just a short 5 second or so item that can be added to flash briefing and news scripts that tells current local time and current local temperature Perhaps have an option that just tells the local time.. OR both time and temp. Email me, I’ll tell you more about what I have in mind.

    1 vote

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  4. Request to add custom alert support in Alexa proactive event

    Example notification:
    There is a XXXX alert for your YYYY.
    This XXXX can be of YYYY can be of replaced by anything.
    Ex: There is a "low balance" alert for your "test account".

    Thank you very much in advance.

    1 vote

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  5. Display yellow bar when package is delivered

    I had an echo in the living room which instantly displayed a yellow ring when a package was delivered. My next glance at it told me I needed to get the package off my porch before the porch pirates got it. I upgraded to an echo show 8. It will display a message that I might see when I glance over there an hour or longer after the package is delivered. Like the echo I need a yellow bar on screen so no matter what trivial stuff the echo show is rotating through on the screen, I will instantly know…

    1 vote

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  6. 24h clock setting instead of am/pm

    This is a must have setting v a like to have. When setting appointments in calendar it sets time to wrong period if working with European clients.

    1 vote

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  7. Web API for Games Support for NOT Games

    Currently, Web API for Games support requires that the skill be a Game.
    I would like to use the Web API functionality for visuals for NOT games. For example, voice controlled charts and maps. So, if I have a Skill showing the location of the nearest hardware store and the user says, Not that One, I want the map to move, and Web API is a great way to do that.

    2 votes

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  8. 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

    9 votes

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  9. Handling of multiple Spotify accounts

    Currently voice controls only make use of the spotify account linked to the main user. even if multiple amazon accounts are used on the echos with separate spotify accounts linked to them - if a different Amazon account is active, „play spotify“ results in the use of the main users spotify account.

    Please activate, that the used spotify account is based on the active amazon account.

    Ideal would be of course if voice recognition would automatically select the right spotify account, without the need to say „change account“ upfront.

    2 votes

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  10. Include single letters for multiple-choice questions in AMAZON.SelectItem

    Use-case example:

    Alexa: "Here is a multiple-choice question for you. {question} Choose the correct answer A, B, C or D."

    User: "A"

    Alexa:"Answer A {answertext} is correct. Good job!"

    1 vote

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  11. Temperature Routine Trigger

    It would be great if you could trigger a routine based on outdoor temperature since Alexa is already able to fetch local outdoor weather information.

    8 votes

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  12. Alternate routine day choices

    Currently, if you want to set a routine on Alexa, it can only be Everyday, Weekdays, Weekends, or one particular day. If I want to set a routine for Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, I would have to set up 3 different routines. Could you please add the option to choose alternate days, or even any choice of days(Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri) instead of only being able to choose one day and return to the beginning to add more routines? Thank you in advance.

    1 vote

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  13. Add "Connect" Command to Routines

    Add functionality to connect echo to bluetooth devices. Voice command "Connect" needs to be available for routine execution. Please consider Germany with translated command "Verbinde"

    Currently the Echo is not automatically reconnecting on every Bluetooth device. The voice command is solving this but does not provide the user experience I expect. If I turn off external speaker for energy saving reasons at night, I cannot automatically play on the external device next morning as this is not connected.

    2 votes

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  14. Allow for much longer audio responses in APL for Audio

    The current limit is 4 minutes. Our app plays backing tracks for guitarists and this is way too short. Please increase to at least 20 mins.

    3 votes

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  15. 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.

    4 votes

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  16. Routine Trigger > Alarm > When Alarm is set & Reference the alarm's time

    This would be amazing and work so well with many people's routines from all I hear from the community, youtube, family and friends.

    Lately "when alarm is dismissed" was added as a routine's trigger. Please consider adding "when alarm is set" and combine it with referencing the alarm time.

    E.g. Trigger: "When alarm is set" > Action: "Turn on light" 30 minutes before alarm rings.

    This can not be achieved with "schedule" since alarms can be set at different times.

    Its pretty much 2 feature requests, I know, but it would increase any alarm based routine by aaa lot :)

    1 vote

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  17. Pass PIN to backend LockController interface

    I have somo lock systems that need to pass a PIN to backend, can this feature be added to LockController interface?

    2 votes

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  18. Stream music from local NAS or DLNA as a default streaming option

    Allow you to set a local device on your network (eg a NAS or a DLNA server) as a default music streaming device for Alexa. So when you ask it to "Alexa, play Green Day" it will play it from your local music library. This will be well-received by the great many Alexa users who have large CD libraries and would prefer to use those instead of a subscription service like Apple Music.

    2 votes

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  19. Use the echo show 8 camera as a motion detection device for the ring alarm system

    Use the echo show eight camera as a motion detection device which would integrate into the Ring Alarm system.

    2 votes

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  20. Allow household memberes to use all the smart home devices

    It would be very useful, if my boyfriend and I (our amazon accounts are linked as one household) could manage our smart home devices (lamps, room groups, heating system) both in our apps. Now whe have to decide in which account we set up a device. For example: My boyfriend has set up a smart lamp in his account. I can't control this lamp in my app. And I can also only control this lamp with voice control, when the speaker is in his account.

    1 vote

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