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. Measure data is not matching in new and old console.

    Measure data is not matching in new and old console.

    In old console, unique customers are less but Sessions & utterances are more compared to new console.

    I don't think it's not possible to have less users and more utterances.

    1 vote
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    Received  ·  1 comment  ·  Skill Metrics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Make the dance between ask cli and web gui better.

    Working between the ask cli and the web gui is fraught with danger. I lost lots of "web gui" Intent work, because I used "ask deploy" which overwrote the model. So I have to be very careful to call "download model" first, check to make sure it has the changes... THEN I can upload my new lambda code without overwritting. Very risky business. (:

    4 votes
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    Received  ·  2 comments  ·  ASK SDK  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. One-click return to console

    Should be easier to return to the console from the details of a specific skill. Rather than (or in addition to) "Your Alexa Consoles", add a "Current Console" link that provides a one-click return to the current console.

    2 votes
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  4. Make Skill Events configurable in developer console

    When skill events were originally released last summer, they were only configurable from the SMAPI/CLI. The implicit reason at the time was "there's a new developer console coming, it's not worth it to implement new features on the old one".

    The new skill console is out now, and it still doesn't appear that there's a way to set my skill to use skill events.

    4 votes
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    Received  ·  1 comment  ·  Alexa Developer Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Make Flash Briefings testable in test simulator

    Right now the Alexa test simulator tab (in both the old and new skill consoles) refuses to play Flash Briefings. This, combined with the fact that things like echosim.io also won't play Flash Briefings, means it's impossible to do a live test of the content your flash briefing is serving from an anonymous account.

    7 votes
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    Received  ·  0 comments  ·  Flash Briefing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Allow Flash Briefings to connect to any port

    There's no reason Flash Briefings should be confined to ports 80 and 443, as webservices can (and do) run on any almost any port. This restriction causes serious limitations for (among others) people trying to run multiple services on the same EC2 node.

    3 votes
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    Received  ·  0 comments  ·  Flash Briefing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Allow Flash Briefings to use SSML

    Right now Flash Briefings won't parse SSML in their preamble, error message, or text output. This means content written for a custom skill (for example) cannot be used for Flash Briefings, and any output that could be massaged to sound correct will instead come out sounding wrong.

    55 votes
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    Received  ·  8 comments  ·  Flash Briefing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. "Unsaved data" flow doesn't work properly

    In the Launch tab of the new skills console, when you are working on language-specific metadata, there is a dialog that pops up if you haven't saved all of the information before navigating away. This flow does two things that it shouldn't do:


    1. The dialog will trigger if all you've done is click into a text box, even if you've made no change to that box.

    2. After resolving the dialog (discard or save), the page redirects you to the "privacy and compliance" sub-page, even if that's not the thing you clicked on to trigger the dialog in the first place.…
    1 vote
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    Received  ·  0 comments  ·  Alexa Developer Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Scrollable Left Navigation and Fixed right portion

    Love it! So clean and consistant. One feedback on the left hand navigation. Make it scrollable so when we have lots of intents open we are able to see the right side of the page. Or better yet keep the right side of the page fixed and we can scroll the left hand navigation freely and open / collapse intents etc. Keep up the good work team! :-)

    1 vote
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  10. Autosave please!

    Please auto save! I've lost many edits on the older-version of this tool due to the lack of autosave. :)

    12 votes
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    Thank you for submitting an Alexa feature request. Your request has been received.

  11. Endpoint link

    New i/f is neat. Thanks.
    It would be good if you could add the link to CREATE a Lambda endpoint again (it was on the old console).

    2 votes
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    Received  ·  0 comments  ·  AWS/Alexa Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Ability to fetch analytics data from SMAPI

    Right now if you're building something on top of SMAPI you're not able to understand is your flash briefing popular or not without going to the UI.

    26 votes
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    Received  ·  0 comments  ·  Skill Management API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Allow render template directives during dialog directives

    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.

    110 votes
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  14. Adding a new (custom) Routine should enable to stop radio Spotify Music

    If I create a new Routine in the Amazon Alexa app on IOS Device I can currently only add the following actions:
    Smart Home, Traffic, Wether, News.
    I would like to have a action which stops Alexa from playing any kind of music or other sound.
    Background: You create the Routine "Goodby" which should turn off all HUE lights and it should stop the Radio(tuneIn on Alexa, or Spotify music). The feature of stopping Music is not available in the app. If I say "Alexa, Stop" the music is stopped. Why is that not available in the app?

    49 votes
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    Received  ·  13 comments  ·  Routines  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Add queue for Echo Show VideoApp

    The VideoApp for the Echo Show only supports to play one video. Once this video is started the current skill looses control. Please add a queue to the VideoApp like the AudioPlayer already supports.

    31 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Alexa Audio / Video Player  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Received  ·  Alexa Admin responded

    Thanks a lot for posting this request. Your request has been received

  16. Shopping list

    Allow users to reorder items within a list ie; move an item up or down and allow sub-categories.
    Also, provide a way to see all items on all lists and move an item to another list

    10 votes
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  17. Open Skills by an Alarm

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

    156 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Reminders / Timers / Alarms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Thanks a lot for posting this request. Your request has been received

  18. Re-Use/Cascading a base state for duplicated events

    With many intents that share baseline handling intents (help,cancel,etc.) it would be nice to be able to define all these at a top level, and have specialized states cascade down. e.g. Define NewSession state with all the default handlers. In a new, specialized state, SpecialState, you only define those intents that are specific to that state, and any non defined events cascade down to NewSession state.

    This would allow more simplified code, as well as the ability to better maintain consistency through out experience.

    4 votes
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    Thanks a lot for posting this request. Your request has been received

  19. integrate Alexa dev portal into aws console

    While developing alexa skill I have to use 2 different portals (aws console and dev portal). Would be more convenient if I just had one

    16 votes
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    Thanks a lot for posting this request. Your request has been received

  20. allow Alexa to initiate conversation

    At times, request processing takes more than it is allowed by Alexa timeout. I want to be able to wake Alexa up and give user feedback

    4 votes
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