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. Access to raw speach-to-text input

    I am creating a skill that needs to work in a mix mode environment: One that takes advantage of Alexa's natural language engine (slots/intents) and one that allows me to handle raw user input as text. Could it be possible to integrate "Amazon Transcribe" with Alexa to achieve this? I have implemented a work around using dynamic entities but the processing time makes the transaction too slow and impractical as an app.

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  2. APL Transform Rotate Y and X on 2D objects

    I would like to see more CSS transforms for animation commands such as transform: rotateY() or rotateX on 2D objects.

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  3. Allow Access to User Response Audio Clip

    I need access to the user response audio clip in order to map intonations, pitch, speed, etc. Please prioritize enriching the ASK SDK with a method to retrieve the audio response clip and ability to save the audio clip to a json, mp3, or wav file for processing.

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  4. timer smarthome

    Capability to Set timer and Get timer on Non cooking appliances should be added.

    Like to set timer on Laundry appliances or dish appliances and get time remaining on those appliances.

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  5. add currency slot type

    add currency slot type

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  6. Allow visual skill developers to hold the screen open without resorting to APL "delay" commands

    The only way to hold a skill open (as far as I can tell) is to use long-running APL "delay" commands. I've also heard of people playing a silent audio file to prevent closure. This is not great. Can we have a feature to explicitly hold the session open until the user closes it?

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  7. Allow Alarm feature in custom Alexa skill

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

    3 votes
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  9. SpeakItem element that is being read

    Provide ability to know the SpeakItem element that is currently being read (and being notified about it). Why? To keep the state, and when the user activate the skill again, it can start reading from the last SpeakItem element.

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  10. outbound calling

    Please add the feature whereby a particular utterance would invoke Alexa to make an outbound call to a hard-coded phone number.

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  11. APL: Add the ordinalText parameter to AlexaTextListItem

    AlexaTextListItem's layout includes AlexaOrdinal. The latter has the parameter ordinalText. It would be nice to add to AlexaTextListItem the same parameter and pass it to the internal AlexaOrdinal.

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  12. "Doorbell Sound" - Change via API

    Is it possible to allow changing of the doorbell chime sound via an API call, this way customers would not need to open the Alexa app.

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  13. "Doorbell Press" - Enable via API

    Is it possible to enable the "doorbell press" option through the discovery / addupdate report or some other way?

    A lot of customers forget to do this, so I was hoping to automate this or give them the option to change this via our website

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  14. Enable to access current "offset in ms" from audio player at any time.

    Hi,

    it would be nice to be able to read the current position of the audioplayer at every time. With this feature it would be possible to program an interactive audio drama, where the user could switch between characters or to enable switching between different versions of the same audio-file (For example an alternative version for people with hearing-loss).

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  15. Add ability to delegate intents back to Alexa

    If in my skill the user utters something I cannot answer, I would like the ability to delegate the utterance back to Alexa without exiting my skill. This way the user can "get the weather" for example without exiting my skill.

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  16. Include in JSON response indicator "Live" or "Development" to allow for CloudWatch Filtering

    Could you please include in the JSON response an indicator of which environment the request are coming from? I.e. "Live" or "Development". This would make CloudWatch filtering easy.

    Thanks!

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  17. option to initiate alexa to alexa call/message from a skill itself

    provide an option to initiate alexa to alexa call/message from a skill itself

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  18. option to get the original text along with the intent

    provide the original text as well, along with the intent

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  19. Ability to use only Alexa Voice Service and run simple Local Skills

    Hi I need to turn on a light....

    AVS is cool and can be a lot... but why I need to run a Lambda instead of run my Local Skill?

    I'm quite sure that Echo Dot or higher end Alexa Devices are quite enough powerful to run my skill locally with no remote API/KEY/VALIDATION/etc...

    Send me an xml saying
    <LIGHT name="MyLight"><NEXTSTATE>1</NEXTSTATE></LIGHT>

    It would be wonderful if we could use AVS and a very light SDK library layer to run OVER the Alexa device.
    The purpose is to transform Alexa devices into a Mic able to ask to AlexaVS…

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  20. Retrieve list of user's enabled skills

    Have access as a developer to the full list enabled skills that a user has added to their Alexa device.

    There might be use cases where a developer is dependent on another skill and wants to check if its active or not.

    GET request /user_skills

    \ TuneIn, Dominos, FitBit enabled

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