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  1. 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.

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  3. 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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  4. 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>

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  5. 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 ?.

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  6. 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.

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  7. 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

    2 votes
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  8. 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

    2 votes
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  9. 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.

    10 votes
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  10. 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.

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  11. 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

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  12. Weather alert Proactive Events schema for italian alert system

    Hi!
    For my civil protecion's NPO, I'd like to develop a weather alert skill.

    We are in Italy, and the provided weather alert schema is tailored for US.

    For the compliance with italian alert system we nedd totally different data and messages.

    It's quite difficult to explain, but I try.

    Italy is divided in Regions and every region has its alert zones (number can vary from a Region to another).

    The principal weather events are: rain, heavy rain, flood, heartquake, snow, heat alert, fog.

    Every weather event has a level (from green to red) that indicates the severity of the…

    1 vote
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  13. Please add a Proactive Events Schema for Medical Appointment Reminders.

    The current Occasion.Updated Schema is close but a little too restrictive for a general Medical Appointment reminder.

    The ability to use a schema that allows us to specify the following would be really helpful:

    Hello. This is <appointment.clinicName> reminding <appointment.patientName> of your <appointment.date> appointment with <appointment.providerName> at <appointment.providerLocation>. Please arrive at <appointmentArrivalTime>. You may contact us at <appointment.phone> to cancel or reschedule. <appointment.otherInstructions>.

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  14. Alarm on all devices and to do list widget

    Make an option to have the alarm/timers go off on all alexa devices or selected ones instead of just the one where the alarm/timer is set

    Make a To Do list widget or make alexa able to add things to other apps like Gtask To Do list etc. I would use this a lot more if I didnt have to open the app to access my to do list

    8 votes
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  15. Skill Action Follow Up Notification

    For skills that perform an action requiring follow-up (e.g. lock a door --> the door is now locked; close the garage --> the garage is now closed), there should be a window of time whereby the skill is able to respond back to the user without keeping the connection to Alexa open.

    1 vote
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  16. Extend Weather Proactive Event Schema

    Extend weather schemas to general local/civil warnings.

    Currently there are only some weather events for tornado, hurricane, snow sturm and thunder storm.

    But there are more (general) types that should be selectable. Like earthquake, terrorist attack, avalanche, flood, chemical accident and many more civil warnings.

    I think the weather alert should be convert to a local alert or something like this.

    7 votes
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  17. Add an AMAZON.SmartHomeEvent.Updated notification

    As more smart home skills are added that work with cycle based processes and devices such as recipe steps, ovens, washer, dryers,etc it would be very helpful to be able to proactively send Alexa notifications such as "Your upper oven preheat is complete" or "Your oven cook timer is complete" or "Your washer is done" or "Your dryer cycle is complete" or " It's time to baste the roast"

    We have gotten solid feedback from our consumers saying that if they can start a cycle with Alexa, why can't Alexa tell them when the cycle is complete. These types of…

    8 votes
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  18. Add Custom Message and GarbageType Options to Proactive Event AMAZON.TrashCollectionAlert.Activated Schema

    Ideally, we could add our own custom message instead of being limited to the phrasing currently provided.

    Our main focus, currently, is to push a notification to citizens when their trash pickup is delayed due to a holiday.

    Desired user experience: "Due to the <holiday name> holiday, your trash pickup date has changed to <date>."

    Additionally, for most citizens, there are only 3 types: non-recyclable, recyclable, and heavy trash. These are all picked up on the same day of the week, so even if we wanted to enumerate the different types, a limit of 5 would not be enough and…

    3 votes
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  19. We need more proactive notification event scheme types.

    We need more proactive notification event scheme types. The current set is very limited. We want to inform a user of utility company disruption (eg a gas leak or water leak) in their postcode area.

    Why not have a generic event that just takes a message string??

    66 votes
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  20. Proactive Notification template for new content (podcast, blog post, sermon, talk, seminar) available from skill

    Need to be able to notify users that new content has just been made available. Might fit into the Media Content template, but instead of notifying about upcoming content, this would be a notification that the content has just posted and is now available. This Notification would be helpful for listeners of blogs and podcasts and seminars and sermons, etc.

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