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. 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

    2 votes

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  2. Need a built-in slot that accepts special characters such as .,/@#%&$*()!"':;<>? , as Alexa couldn't read them as characters but reads them as words like (dot, at, comma, etc.)
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  3. When debugging new skills and testing the discovery sometimes it's required a devices cleanup but there is no "delete all my devices" button or vocal command.

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  4. Allow customization of thermostat controller modes (descriptions and utterances).

    An optional ModeController added to a device having display category = "THERMOSTAT".does not show the combo selector in the Alexa app for the given device.

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  5. Allow users to collaborate on the translation of Skills. As happens on many opensource platforms, I can collaborate with the translation of other users' skills. This would allow the expansion and dissemination of Skills that are currently not available in many languages. Thank you

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  6. I would like Alexa to update the software of a device or appliance with voice command. Pressing button for some period of time or doing other HW actions manually can be avoided

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  7. The Smart Home Skill tutorial is thorough. However, it includes large amounts of Python code for the individual to copy and paste into their program. For someone looking to write a program in Java or any other language this isn't very helpful.

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  8. As a developer I would like to have the possibility to ask users for some string input to personalize a skill dependent on the string input.
    String input can be e.g. a link to some feed (iCal, RSS, Atom whatever) or any other user input which is not related to any account somewhere.

    By this, generic skills could be built to wrap any content.

    In my special case, I would use it to enter a domain name which then corresponds to an communication / information app which doesn't need account creation and authentification (which helps a lot when dealing with…

    1 vote

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  9. Allow users to enable “DJ Mode” that while streaming music adds cross fades to songs and occasionally has Alexa announce songs with factoids about the music or artist. I miss traditional radio but like listening to more than the same 40 songs. What I miss are the DJs.

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  10. I am hard of hearing and would like to allow a speaker group to audibly ring loudly when my phone rings as well as turn off or on a smart light. On a side note, an Alexa doorbell should be a thing. Use the “button” technology to create a smaller, water resistant, model that can be affixed in a door bell location and allow users to create routines for it just like the current “button.” This would allow users not only to create a custom chime that plays on all their devices but also allow for automated turning on of…

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  11. A user should be able to link their account mid-session and not be forced to exit the skill to get the benefits of a linked account.

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  12. Not being able to order items in a shopping list makes it a painful experience to use the list while out shopping.

    You continually have to scroll up and down your list to check whether the aisle you're in at the supermarket is one that contains something on your list.

    Or sometimes you have a large shopping list, but only need to grab a few things - but without being able to move these higher priority items to the top of the list there's not way to indicate this.

    Giving users the ability to reorder their list items would improve…

    8 votes

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  13. I would like to be able to show a card when the user is confirming an intent. It would be more explicit and, well, confirmatory, to be able to put text on the screen as in addition to the voice prompt, even it it was simply showing the text that matches the prompt that'd be something, but ideally a customizable card...

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  14. Right now, if you have an AMAZON.Time slot, for example, and you have read back that slot value in a confirmation, even if you use a say-as interpret-as "time", the readout will be in military / 24 hour time rather than 12 hour time which is what most people would use conversationally.

    For example, if I say "One thirty PM" in a slot, the playback in the confirmation will be "Thirteen Thirty".

    2 votes

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  15. I’d like to be able to add an Owner field to Alexa input calendar events so I can identify which family member is the owner of an appointment. That way, anybody can enter their events in the family calendar from Alexa and we identify to whom the event is for.

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  16. See more detailed information about custom tasks in the skill metrics interface. At moment I can only see the engagement of all tasks, but it would be awesome to filter it by the task identifier and campaign parameter (a2z_ref).

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  17. Especially in CA, PSPS has become very important.

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  18. My use case requires image lists in APL but with some custom styling to match branding. It would be great if I could override some of the styles in an AlexaImageList component to get the benefit of all the existing responsive behaviour and at the same time, apply required colors

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  19. Alexa - I’ve noticed it’s 10 o’clock and the house alarm is not set, would you like me to set it for you?
    User - Yes (sets alarm)
    User - No (does nothing)

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  20. My idea has two parts:
    1. Add a web editor for routines also on alexa.amazon.* that works like android/iOS app editor
    2. Add also an "advanced mode" where you can directly write code and, maybe, add more complex logic, variables ecc...

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