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. New Alexa interaction flow besides :tell and :ask - :ask-once


    • Suggestion

    Having a new flow in Alexa interaction:
    Prompt -> listen -> exit


    • Problem

    As you know, there are currently two main Alexa interaction flows:

    :tell - Prompt -> listen -> end session

    and

    :ask - Prompt -> listen -> reprompt -> listen -> end session

    This is quite sufficient, but sometimes there could be a use for a shorter interaction, where user is asked for something once. Alexa would listen for the response and if user says nothing it closes the session. This would be mostly useful at the end of the game, when asking user for some feedback,…

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  2. Alexa sound reduction when activated to only the one device

    So currently when I say ‘Alexa’, every single Alexa device pings and reduces volume, the one closest to me is still the one that is verbally responding but all devices are activated when the wake word is used.

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  3. editor should keep position in file when moving from tab to tab

    The editor should keep the position of where each tab is being edit, so that when we move from one tab to another and then come back to the initial tab, we go to the same place.

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  4. Style of skill name on the "menu" bar

    I'd like to propose that the name of the skill is shown in a different style, as it's very confusing visually at the moment -- it looks as if it's one of the menu items ('build', 'code', etc.).

    If you just changed the colour of the font to, say, blue (matching the Alexa blue), it'd be much, much better.

    I've seen that someone posted that they want to see the skill name when editing ("show the skill name when editing"), and that just confirms that the current style is not a good one.

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  5. Intent/Slot ConfirmationStatus as UNKNOWN or UNCERTAIN

    As far as I know, Intent/Slot ConfirmationStatus can only be answered as yes or no. Please correct me if I am wrong. It would be great to handle the answers like "I don't know", "who knows" or something like "maybe", "probably" etc.

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  6. Make Follow Up listening duration configurable

    I'm not a native English speaker and it takes me longer to think about the command I'm going to say. As such, I often find the follow up mode unusable for me because Alexa stops listening sooner than I manage to formulate the next command in my head. It's also often a bit unclear when does Alexa start listening (in Follow Up) and when does it stop so I easily end up in ridiculous command-repeating situations.

    Making this listening time configurable would allow me to extend this duration while keeping it the same for quicker speakers.

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  7. Testing of ISP for a different country

    As a UK based developer, for months I've been unable to test my In-skill Purchase solution. I can now do this for the UK (finally), but I still cannot test my US version. This should be made possible.

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  8. Alexa speak slower

    If you can get Audible to slow to 75% why can't you do the same with Alexa?

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  9. Skill Rejections

    Make it easier to communicate with the Amazon team when a skill is rejected so developers can better understand how to recreate an issue

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  10. Show us the analytics on Slot values

    The analytics tab in the ADC needs to show slot value analytics. If my slot is 'Color' and the slot values are 'red', 'blue', and 'green', I should not have to go to a 3rd party site to see which of those values is accessed the most. It is unreal to me that this is not already in place out of the gate considering Slots has been around.

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  11. Share and Follow Mechanics

    The Alexa Voice Experience is such a solo experience.

    Working out how to share and follow on Alexa is going to be success for Alexa's Skills.

    Here is an example of the sharing mechanic:

    "Do you want to share this forecast with your Mum?"

    "Yes"

    Alexa accesses user's address book.

    Sends notification to "Mum's" phone via text message.

    "Your daughter" wants to share her latest forecast with you?"

    "Mum" clicks on notification link.

    Link takes "Mum" to Alexa app and it enables the skill.

    Alexa says "Your daughter wants you to know this forecast"

    "Mum" hears Alexa talking.

    Alexa says…

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  12. Alexa for Business - Lock down Calling to Address Book Only

    As I deploy Alexa devices on our college campus, a few room profiles I want to provide explicit Address Book entries for the device to call, but I do not want the ability to call any phone number by providing numeric phone address.

    -- Also please add "Alexa for Business" to the category drop down please (:

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  13. session attributes

    Session attributes should be included in all requests and responses between alexa and a skill. Why would sessionEnd miss the session attributes? It is like talking to a person without short term memory.

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  14. Code Collapse

    Switching from one tab to another changes the code collapse.

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  15. AMAZON.US_FIRST_NAME doesn't handle multi-word names

    The built-in slot type AMAZON.USFIRSTNAME has a very large list of names, and it matches those names fairly consistently. One weakness it has, however, is that it does not handle double names (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_name), such as "*********", properly.

    Steps to reproduce:
    1. Open the developer console
    2. Create a skill with an intent that has a slot for USFIRSTNAME
    3. Open the test console
    4. Launch the skill
    5. Attempt to the invoke the intent using the name "Billie Jean"

    Expected:
    -Slot value sent to skill is "Billie Jean"

    Actual:
    -Slot value sent to skill…

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  16. Let skill determine between an invocation on the app, and physical device

    Currently, the Alexa app will resolve a listen() call within 1-2 seconds, requiring the user to make an immediate reply.

    A physical device will wait 8 seconds.

    By knowing on which type of device I'm running I can add a few seconds of silence to the playback, to give a good user experience, without them having to upgrade the app. (Assuming a fixed version of the app exists.)

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  17. Delegate an intent handler back to Alexa for calendar processing

    We would like if there were a way for our skill to delegate an utterance to the default alexa calendar processor. We are building a voice enabled assistant for real estate agents.

    We really like the built-in calendar support that is provided using your direct calendar linking feature. However, we can't use it. We chose to build our own calendar access into our skill to access google calendar API's programmatically, rather than using Alexa's built in calendar linking. The reasons we took this approach are:
    1) We integrate calendar appointment information with other data from backend system api calls into…

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  18. Creating Dynamic Intents as well as entities

    Creating Dynamic intents at run time similar to the way dynamic entities work. This would create a lot of flexibility to adapt skills without re-deploying. Thanks for your considerations

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  19. lambda + environment

    It would be useful to permit the passing of Lambda Environment Variables as part of ask cli (and IDE plugins) configuration - OR - To bind the ask cli features as part of AWS SAM.

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  20. Feature request: Integrate with Cloudwatch log to display log

    When use Alexa hosted lambda as backend, it'd be awesome to have log integrate with cloudwatch log, I want see console log and do debug.

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