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.

To keep this site purpose-driven and actionable, we moderate requests. Here’s some guidance on how to create great feature requests that can be evaluated by our development teams. For conversation, dialogue or help, you should visit our Alexa forums. We appreciate your input.

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  1. Support for Amazon.Litteral in French

    hello when the support of Amazon.Litteral will be done for French Skills ?

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  2. Regiment when AMAZON.Date return days in the past

    Right now, it's completely random how AMAZON.Date understands whether day of the week are in the past or the future. ("What's the weather Sunday?")

    Half the time AMAZON.Date return last Sunday, the other half the next Sunday.

    This should be regimented. Past days should only be returned when the user say "last Sunday" or "this past Sunday", etc.

    Really shouldn't need to argue for this. It's completely crazy that this hasn't be dealt with by now!

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  3. Interract with other entry other than voice or self configure in routine

    Possibility to expose an API to remotly interract with alexa, or give the routnie to be more complex to send ifttt command and auto set alexa commande and request.
    For example , i actualy try to run complexe routines passing by ifttt, push bullet, local node js server to :
    - request alexa to connect to bluetooth
    - start AV receiver : working fine
    - configure AV receiver to good entry, volume, etc : working fine
    - request Alexa to connect to bluetooth : impossible without another voice commande
    - request alexa to set volume to 5 : impossible without…

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  4. Ability to set up different payment info for earnings from different geographies

    Currently all Amazon earnings from Alexa have to paid into the same bank account - please could developers have the option of directing Amazon US earnings into a US account, and EU earnings into another to save losing money on currency conversion.

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  5. Give the ability to cache files on the user's device or account

    Give the ability to cache files on the user's device or account.

    I'm making a skill that involves playing a large sounds file for the user. The bandwidth charges for this can get pretty high and if a lot of people are using the skill response can get slow. It would be great to be able to cache the file so after they play it the first time it plays locally.

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  6. Make skill permissions configurable per locale

    Today, skill permissions (push notifications, device location, etc) are configured for a given skill on a global basis - if I turn on list management permissions to use with en-US, it will be enabled for every language model my skill implements. This doesn't mean that I have to use those permissions in every locale - it's still up to my skill to choose when to take advantage of them. But it does mean that users will be prompted for them.

    This is a problem for a couple reasons:
    1. As a developer, I may have legitimate reasons for not using…

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  7. About repetitive input

    We repeatedly input the same sentence from the keyboard and test it. For example, if you can easily select what you entered in the past with the arrow keys on your keyboard, you will be more convenient, we would like to add that function.

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  8. Add 'Save' button in Discription so it will not re-direct me to next page.

    Under Distribution please add one more button. 'Save and Continue' is already present but also add just 'Save' button. Because if I just edit Descriptions and press just 'Save', it won't take me to next page. Currently only save and continue option is so irritating when I just want to Save and stay on same page.
    In just on sentence: Add Save button to Save and Stay on same page instead of re-directing to next page.

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  9. larger input box for testing alexa skills

    Give us more room to type input on the Test window for alexa skills.

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  10. allow non standard characters in invocation word

    would like alexa to accomodate not english words for english use in invocation words . An example would be like "Déjà vu." While Alexa is able to interpret this exact pronunciation and spelling when transcribing (speech to text), it is not able to interpret for invocation words because these non-standard characters are not allowed (é, à).

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  11. Give us insight on what is happening while a skill is "in review"

    It seems you fix an error and you go BACK to the beginning of the "in review" que?

    Is there one skill ahead of me? One thousand?

    Who knows ANYTHING about the process?

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  12. Analytics - breakdown by device

    breakdown analytics to show usage by content for devices model - i.e. echo, echo show, echo dot, echo spot

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  13. update documentation for customer contact API

    The documentation the the customer contact API says to use the following end points "/v2/accounts/~current/settings/Profile.name". A follow up note says: "~current" represents the userId of the current user (account that invoked your skill).

    I read that and assume I need to replace "~current" with the userID... which isn't the case (after 2 days of off/on testing).

    Additional detail here: https://forums.developer.amazon.com/questions/179334/how-do-you-request-user-contact-information.html?childToView=180317#answer-180317

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  14. Track the answer of question asked to alexa

    If we asked a question to alexa and user answer it then there has to be a way to find that this answer is given by user for this perticular question. for ex. if alexa asked di you mean artist A or artist B or artist C and user answered artist C, then we should know that this answer is for this perticular question only.

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  15. Add support for PROXY on ask-cli

    Lots of us are developing skills behind a corporate firewall. The ask-cli is a great tool that we can't use since most corporate firewall's require the use of a proxy server which is not supported in the cli

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  16. Show pre-defined values for in-built intents

    In the Alexa développer console, the Built-in intents are displayed as all other custom intents: empty.
    But that's not true since the goal of these intents is to use intents ready to use (for instance AMAZON.YesIntent already works with "yes").

    Please, display from the beginning read-only values for predefined intents, in order to be clear that it is useless to re-add these values.

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  17. Update serviceClientFactory to include customer profile

    I believe there needs to be an equivalent serviceClientFactory call for the customer profile (e.g. - 'serviceClientFactory.getDeviceAddressServiceClient()' is used for device address; I assume 'serviceClientFactory.getCustomerProfileServiceClient()' would be the equivalent for Customer Profile info)

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  18. End long running builds

    It would be nice to have an ability to fail or autocomplete a failed build. I currently have been watching the same CA build run for about 5 hours when it should take about 3 minutes in BUILDING status, but I can't cancel or end it so it is just spinning indefinitely.

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  19. Skill Validation API for all locales

    Currently the SMAPI endpoint only supports en-* locales, please add the others.

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  20. Customized ListTemplate Visuals

    I was looking to personalize a little bit the ListTemplate2 but i couldn't do it.
    My suggestions is to add some options to ListTemplate :
    - Show/Hide list number
    - Center/Align text with picture

    Here is how i wanted it to looks like : https://forums.developer.amazon.com/questions/178513/customize-listtemplate2-dont-show-numbers.html

    I think some other features that i don't have in mind now can also be added, in order to help creator personalize their content in the Echo Show.

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