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.

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  1. Hi ,

    Can we have a support for formal Arabic voice for text to speech in Alexa custom skills

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    Thank you for submitting an Alexa Skills Feature Request. We are happy to inform you that the feature you have requested has launched! Please refer to the following page(s) for more information:


    https://developer.amazon.com/en-US/blogs/alexa/alexa-skills-kit/2021/06/update-alexa-skills-for-arabic

    https://developer.amazon.com/en-US/blogs/alexa/alexa-skills-kit/2021/06/alexa-skills-kit-expands-kingdom-of-saudi-arabia-united-arab-emirates

  2. Allow development skills to be used in routines. If we develop a skill, and haven't published it yet, but it is enable and active on our devices then we should be able to use it within a routine (obviously on our own devices).

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    Thank you for submitting an Alexa Skills Feature Request. We are happy to inform you that the feature you have requested has launched! You can add the development version of a skill as the "action" for a routine. For more information, please refer to the document here:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=G2PYLKJN3XVZ55EQ

    If you have further questions regarding routines, they would be best directed to our customer support team. They're available via e-mail, phone or live chat and their contact details can be found here:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/contact-us

  3. Recently, the ability to launch 3rd party skills from routines was added. The implementation, however, was minimal. All the user can do is launch the skill. They cannot launch a specific intent.

    To unleash the potential of 3rd party skills in routines, users should be able to specify skill intents in the routine: "Tell skill x to y"

    224 votes

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    Thank you for submitting an Alexa Skills Feature Request. We are happy to inform you that the feature you have requested has public beta.Please refer to the following page(s) for more information:


    https://developer.amazon.com/en-US/docs/alexa/custom-skills/implement-custom-tasks-in-your-skill.html


  4. Add ability to add a written command to a routine that would act as if the user spoke a voice command.

    E.g.
    Routine scheduled at 7:00 AM:
    - turn on Light
    - tell you something new
    (New): - perform “Alexa, what is the weather in Boston?”
    (New): - perform “Alexa, open Headspace”
    (New): - perform “Alexa, connect bluetooth”

    This would enable skills in routines while leveraging the existing abilities of the Echo, just by allowing written commands to be interpreted as voice commands on a schedule. This should be fairly simple to implement with what it is already is capable…

    120 votes

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  5. Please allow us to create custom alarm skill so that we can create really cool features with that.

    3 votes

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  6. I have some routines which I would like to use again, but with small changes. So, I should be able to copy/clone an existing routine, to make the process easier.

    53 votes

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  7. Routines are currently extremely limited compared to other devices. Combining multiple commands or skill activations or being able to write code into routines would be extremely valuable for power users.

    270 votes

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  8. I would like to send a custom notification to users: For example: "I just wanted to remind you: <customMesage>.

    A concrete scenario could be:
    " I just wanted to remind you: Tommorrow is Jason's birthday"

    Or

    "I just wanted to remind you: Coding interview with Jason Matt tomorrow.

    Currently there are no suitable event schema available for the mentioned scenarios.

    Regards
    Oredein

    18 votes

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  9. Just as it is important to be able to launch a skill from a routine (this is priority #1), it is also important to be able to make an API call to get a list of routines available under a given account, and then launch one of them from within a skill. One particular use case here relates to the issue of being in-skill for an extended interaction, and the ability to control smart home devices. If routines are available within a skill, it would be an amazing shortcut - wouldn't have to use the smart home API to develop…

    6 votes

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  10. With the easy integration of Amazon, allowing skills to add items to shopping cart would be a great way for skills to improve monetization experience. Voice advertisement experience is bad, skills would recommended products at the right time and it's a win for user, developer and amazon.

    It could be a similar experience like the in app purchase.

    8 votes

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    Thank you for submitting an Alexa Skills Feature Request. We are happy to inform you that the feature you have requested has launched! Please refer to the following page for more information:


    https://developer.amazon.com/en-US/docs/alexa/alexa-shopping/steps-to-create-a-skill-that-uses-alexa-shopping-actions.html


  11. The recently introduced AMAZON.FallbackIntent, which allows utterances which do not match any of the utterances associated with other intents to be picked up by a skill, is extremely useful. However, this can only be used in English (US) skills and not any any other languages, such as English (UK). This makes development harder than it should be and discourages developers from creating their skills in multiple languages.

    88 votes

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  12. 107 votes

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  13. Currently, it’s impossible to get any data about the flash briefings usage at all. It’s crucial to know at least number of unique listeners and number of plays during some period of time.

    For the custom skills we are able to count the requests and sessions ourselves, since we host the backend for a skill, but still, there are a lot of tricky points, for example we are not able to distinguish requests from the certification team, so we count them as usual requests from Alexa users.

    I think that's a super basic functionality that really breaks the experience for…

    102 votes

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  14. I would like to be able to trigger a routine by actions like "leaving home" and "arriving home" which would be triggered by the Alexa mobile app based on my location.

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  15. Alexa, set alarm for 7:00 am tomorrow.
    - Ok, which method would you like me to wake you with?
    (user chooses alarm, radio, light, or other method) ie light
    - Ok, I will wake you at 7:00 am tomorrow by turning on the light.

    9 votes

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  16. This feature would be similar to playing music with an Alarm but it would open a skill.

    169 votes

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  17. When I submit a skill for certification, there is no way to know when it is going to go live. It may go Live off-hours or when I am not available.

    This causes several issues.

    1) I can't promote my skill ( Can't tell my users my skill will be available on xx/xx)

    2) I can't be available to monitor after initial deployment. (monitor logs, have support ready etc..)

    3)I don't know when to turn on any backend API's, Systems etc. (If I have version 1.0 of let's say a lambda function on arn xxxx. I have no way of…

    211 votes

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    Push notifications in SMAPI when skill status changes.

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    It is currently possible to get status of the skill in certification by making a request to SMAPI, but this is not very efficient and would require polling to be always up to date if skill is out of cert or not. This doesn't only increase a load on SMAPI, but also costs extra for skill developers to poll API. If there would be a push notifications API which could post events, when skill status changes, that would be really helpful. It would allow to build skill creators to save…

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  18. At the moment initialising and ask-cli requires a few manual steps to set-up authentication and the connection to AWS.

    This basically renders the ask-cli useless for continuous integration and deployment processes.

    I suggest adding support for the ask-cli to be run with cmd flags and/or environmental variables only. In particular this requires accessing ASK with long lived tokens rather than the current (browser-based) OAuth flow.

    9 votes

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  19. Currently, if a dialog is mid progress, it overrides any displays that we may want to show relating to the dialog. Would greatly enhance user experience on multi-modal skills.

    118 votes

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