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  1. AMAZON.TrashCollectionAlert.Activated with custom garbage types

    It would be very helpful if we could define our own garbage types (with translation)

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  2. Bluetooth connection announcement

    I know this has been noted ad nauseam, but I would like to request that there is a way to turn Alexa's announcement that it is connected to my computer each time it wakes up. I bought a new system, and instead of having a multitude of wires attached to it for speakers, I found that I could use my device as a Bluetooth speaker. I have my Echo set up will full volume, and I adjust levels with my computer. As a result, I get full blast "Alexa is connected to user's Mac Pro." It's quite irritating.

    I was…

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  3. More notification schemas and SSML in notifications

    If we could introduce more notification schemas to cater to the different kinds of notification messages each industry will require would be advantageous. Currently, we need to choose from the available schemas which suits best and it's not always possible to frame notification messages around the fixed schemas. Also introducing SSML in notifications would be truly beneficial.

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  4. Add additional MediaTypes to AMAZON.MediaContent.Available Proactive Events Schema

    To support notification of new blog posts, request to add "POST" to MediaTypes in the payload parameter content.contentType of the AMAZON.MediaContent.Available of the Proactive Events Schema
    Would also suggest adding additional MediaTypes of "LECTURE" and "SERMON" at the same time (as these are target markets for me).
    Best,
    -Chip

    1 vote

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  5. Echo light ring to indicate timer progress/countdown

    A timer would be improved if I could quickly see the progress without asking how much time is left.
    I suggest that you use the light ring to count down the timer: starting with the light ring fully lit when the timer starts, it could progressively dim, a bit like the hand of a clock.
    There could also be a light flash warning when, say, 1 min from the timer ending.
    It would be nice also to save and recall a timer that I use often.

    1 vote

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  6. Add a proactive event for general reminders

    For example: "remeber to <action> <time>"

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  7. Notifications for Custom skill

    I have implemented a custom skill for Smoke&CO detector and now I am trying to add/implement notifications for Alexa Echo device when ever detector raises an alarm. I don't find any feasibility to do this either Proactive events/ notifications api. If this is not possible I recommend this feature to be added

    3 votes

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  8. I’d like the Echo Show to display Arlo Camera when motion triggers it. I don’t understand why there can be an audio alert and not a video?

    I’d like the Echo Show to display Arlo Camera when motion triggers it. I don’t understand why there can be an audio alert and not a video?

    1 vote

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  9. Allow a "General" schema in Proactive Events API.

    The new Proctive Events api has a limited number of specific schemas which greatly limits how customized the notification message can be.

    Can we get a "general" type of schema that allows a more flexible message? This would make notifications much more useful.

    4 votes

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  10. Threshold Notifications

    "Threshold" notification capability
    Scrape any web source for information (temperature, price of a commodity, etc). Notify when item reaches target value. e.g. Notify me when Silver reaches $40 Cad., when temperature in my area reaches 15 C, etc.

    2 votes

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  12. Alexa Custom Notification using Proactive Event API for connected car

    A generic Notification proactive schema can look like below

    Event Name - AMAZON.CustomAlert.Available

    message example - vehicle <content.name> <customalert.message> at <customalert.time>
    example

    event: {
    name: AMAZON.CustomAlert.Available,
    payload: {
    customAlert: {
    time: 2028-11-20T21:00:00Z,
    message: String
    }
    content: {name: vehicle name}}

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  13. Sending custom Notification using Proactive Events API

    we are working on connected car skill. we want to send custom notifications to user for example when there is harsh driving, geofence breach etc. the format of the notification might be

    <any string > at <datetime>

    where any string - mandatory (size of string should not be greater then suitable for alexa)

    for example
    <car1 entered geofence> at <21-8-2020 12:00 PM>
    <harsh driving detected by car1> at <21-8-2020 12:00 PM>

    2 votes

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  14. Proactive Events notify with light/sound without ask to Alexa...

    It would be useful for Proactive Events to automatically notify new notifications (with audio or badge in the display series: echo spot / show) without having to ask Alexa: are there new notifications ?.

    1 vote

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  15. Add again custom notifications.

    I'd would love it if it is possible to add again custom notifications for services like the popular skill "Notifyme". I Want to create a skill like "Notifyme" for germany but it isnt possible with the new proactive schemas. So i would love it if it is possible to add a schema for complete custom messages. I would also have the idea that you can identify skills that use this feature if this should be the problem.

    1 vote

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  16. 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

    11 votes

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  17. Trigger a Lambda function following a proactive Event notification

    Proactive event notifications are great but it just seems obvious and natural that we should be able to directly trigger follow up actions.
    Once a proactive event is pushed to an Echo device and the user checks it, I'd like to be able to launch a Lambda function, just like an Intent would trigger the Lambda function.
    Receiving a proactive event notification saying "you have received a message from XYZ", and having to have to launch the skill to take actions is totally awkward.
    Thank you

    3 votes

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  18. Guard to detect Dog barking

    I love the fact that the Guard feature will alert me to breaking glass or a smoke detector going off. But it would be even better if it could also let me know if my dog starts barking so that I know to check in to see what is going on.

    13 votes

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  19. Extend proactive events to spanish and implement custom event schemas

    Hello, please extend proactive events so I can send notifications in other languages such as Spanish. Also it would be good to be able to create our own custom event schemas to send customize messages.

    3 votes

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  20. Extend Weather Proactive Event Schema to include common conditions

    Please extend Weather Proactive Event Schema to include common conditions such as rain, snow, wind, UV, etc

    2 votes

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