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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. Give us a list of words we can't use for utterances.
    Why can't we use Enter as an utterance!?!

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  2. You would think it would be far easier to grab a project from GitHub in the alexa developer console like one button that opens to enter the git url.

    Currently these are the steps

    1. Open alexa developer console

    2. Name the skill

    3. There is Create Skill Button top right.

    Then again there are other options

    1. Choose a model with seven boxes

    2. Choose a method with three boxes

    3. Ignore all those choices

    4. Press [ Create Skill ]

    Next page

    Choose a template and 10 more boxes to ignore if you want to import from GitHub

    On this page are two boxes top…

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  3. I have somo lock systems that need to pass a PIN to backend, can this feature be added to LockController interface?

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  4. Allow you to set a local device on your network (eg a NAS or a DLNA server) as a default music streaming device for Alexa. So when you ask it to "Alexa, play Green Day" it will play it from your local music library. This will be well-received by the great many Alexa users who have large CD libraries and would prefer to use those instead of a subscription service like Apple Music.

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  5. Native support for devices that are able to return energy consumption and production. In addition to being able to display the information within Alexa, this will allow for certain automations based of energy usage. Eg. Turn off porch light if energy consumed within the past 12hrs = X. Turn on washing machine when energy production = X. etc...

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  6. Hi,
    I really think Flash Briefing listeners should have the ability/option to report a feed error/issue. Currently, there is no way to do that.

    When I had a feed error on my Flash Briefing, I only found out via 1-star reviews left on my briefing. Since the reviews don't show up until a day later, I didn't know until well after the fact that there was a feed issue for some listeners.

    My Flash Briefing went from a perfect 5.0 rating to a 3.2 rating because 4 straight listeners left 1-star reviews. All they wanted to do was share that…

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  7. It would be great if I could just ask the echo for what it's MAC or IP address were without going into the APP.

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  8. For seniors needing help , they may be confused or can’t remember how to activate Alexa for help. Allow Alexa to respond to an emergency without the wake word Alexa.

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  9. On an Echo Show it's possible to add reactive skills that add capabilities in response to spoken instructions, but it would be neat to be able to develop (either as a packagable skill and/or user defined blueprint) additional panes for the Home Content carousel ... for instance I'd like to display a 2 day agenda that merges everything on my work and personal calendar, or displays the most recent aircraft spotted from my FR24 tracker...

    Panes could point to an external webpage which delivers a transparent background content, with cache/timeout settings so it doesn't poll too often...

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  10. The ability to have a visual displays (APL screens) from the alexa app on a phone. So when you start the Alexa app and open your skill, your phone will show the visual aspects just like a Echo Show would.

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  11. Get an access to a DropIn SDK from our skill

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  12. When you add a Music routine without specifying a length, you effectively halt the routine, no actions after that will run. I don't know if there are other actions that do this. If there were an checkbox or something in each action to "Allow routine to immediately continue" after the current action starts, this would fix the issue. Thanks, have a great day.

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  13. 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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  14. While viewing your skills metrics/analytics there should be a one click button after viewing the data to schedule that report for daily /weekly stats or summary to auto run. Which would then emAil you the scheduled report each morning to your aws associated email.

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  15. Currently, users can leave reviews for a skill. Someone, such as the developer, can respond in a comment. But the person who left a review is not notified about the comment. Those who leave reviews should also be alerted when people (such as the creator of the skill) responds to the comment.

    I had all 5-star reviews for my skill, which is a flash briefing. Then there was a feed issue for a few days, and some users left 1-star reviews, citing the feed issue. They said they would return/update when it got fixed.

    I commented to these people in…

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  16. Have AMAZON.Number accept decimal points in user verbal input. Right now, it handles 'minus' or negative numbers, but not when there is a decimal point.

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

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  18. APL video "loaded" event to enable showing a screen before a video has fully loaded so that the user is aware that the media is still loading. e.g., "Loading..." Right now, APL only has events for after the video has started playing. This is too late to elegantly switch from a "loading" screen to the video.

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  19. As everyone knows, it is possible to assign regional endpoints in dev console for skill, but testing them is really time consuming, because routing is very inconsistent. Even if I am from UK sometimes requests go to US.

    Another issue is making sure that all endpoints work. Only way I found to test them consistently is by switching default endpoint, with other regional endpoints to get consistent results, which takes a lot of time.

    My suggestion would be, that at least in the dev console, it would be possible to not only pick locale, when testing the skill, but also…

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  20. It would greatly help if the Deploy button, under the Code tab, could check and warn if there were any code errors before deploying the lambda code. Right now I can deploy code with error or even an empty js file. Ideally, the Deploy operation should fail or stop with a good message.

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