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. Reuse request

    In the list with request and response history, a click on a request should fill in the clicked text into the textbox to use it again

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  3. SSML validation

    By surfing the forums I found that a lot of users have problems validating their ssml. Constant issues are misplaced tags, unclosed tags, missing brackets or extra spaces inside of the tags.

    Because error message says only, that input was invalid users don't know what was invalid and they keep asking the same thing - to explain them what is wrong with their ssml, which most of the time is one of the problems I mentioned before.

    My suggestion would be to add a better validation for ssml, including 'Voice & Tone' tab. It should give better messages to at…

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  4. Add note about 443 port for HTTPS endpoint

    Please make a note on the endpoint editor that alexa backend goes only on 443 port (in case of HTTPS). It's a bit cryptic.

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  5. Less than character causes output to fail

    Not sure if this is a bug or is by design. If I have the output text of <speak> 2 is > 3 </speak> this works and Alexa will read 2 is greater than 3. However if I have the output text of <speak> 2 is < 3 </speak>, where I would expect 2 is less than 3, I get an error "The input was incompatible" and Alexa will instead respond There was a problem with the requested skills response.

    This appears to be an issue because it sees the < as the beginning of a closing tag for…

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  6. Measure impact of CanHandleIntent

    Need a way for developers to measure the impact of CanHandleIntent

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  7. Enable multi-device gameplay

    Currently gameplay is limited to single device. Communicating cross device — ex. Drop in — is available, but not gameplay. Being able to challenge/play multiple devices at different locations — rooms, houses, etc.

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  8. Copyright in Skill

    If you currently provide copyright information in the skill or the skill description because you use content from another source amazon certification flags this attributions as advertisments which is false. Copyright is not advertisment so please change this behaviour.

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  9. Create Governance around Dev Console Organizations

    An issue for larger organizations is the lack of governance around access to the developer console and specific features of the console. For example, I'd like to be able to allow a developer to contribute to a skill or do their own POCs, but prevent them from submitting for certification.

    It would also be useful if SAML auth were supported to allowed for federated access to the console.

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  10. Turn on the power to the TV connected to a FireTV Cube from a skill

    When a user invokes a Skill on a Fire TV Cube, provide a way for our fulfillment webhook to determine that the device is a Fire TV Cube. We know we can determine that the skill was invoked on a device that has a screen, but we need a way to determine that it is not an Echo Show or Spot, but instead a TV connected to a FireTV Cube.

    Then, provide a way to determine whether or not the TV power is on or off. If it is off, provide a way for us to tell the Cube to…

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  11. Sharable Q&A Blueprint Skill

    Hi, I love the Blueprints option - it's perfect for what I want to do. However the MyQuestions blueprint as far as I can see is not sharable. Can a custom Q&A skill be developed which would be sharable? The other option I suppose is the share the account, but it would be awesome to be able to share.

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  12. Post Code slot type

    Include PostCode slot type

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  13. Provide an error code for smart home skill devices that need some time between each controll

    I've created a smart home skill for a device that needs some time between each actuation.

    I know in advance if a device is ready or not to be controlled again.

    I would like to provide a nicer feedback to the user by replying to control request with an error indicating that the device need some time to execute a new command in the cases where my device cannot be controlled when the request arrives.

    This command should be translated in something like:
    The device X is temporarily busy please try again later.

    The ASK SDK already provide few errors…

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  14. Disabling or Re-enabling the skill should not change device ID

    It would be nice to have a feature that would not change the device ID, when a skill is Disabled or Re-enablied.

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  15. Order Intents lists manually

    In the Build page, in the Intents list, it would be great to be able to order the Intents (move them up or down) to put them in whatever order the developer wants. I'd like to have mine ordered alphabetically. Same goes for Slots and Slots Types. Thanks!

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  16. Skill Cards should appear at first if you open the Alexa App

    Since the new Alexa App update you have to go unter 'activities' to view the cards. This definitely harms UX since users have to first find this view and always have to navigate there. Many skills require quick user access to card resources which now suffer from the new changes. Right now if you open the Alexa App you just get the weather info and some recommendations what to say to Alexa. This does not to be very time critical information you want to get on startup of the app.
    I would appreciate some opinions on this topic from other…

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  17. APL Sequence row formatting (alternate or custom)

    Outputting a sequence for touch choices is nice - but it would be great if there were some visual styling controls to help differentiate the rows (other than being able to use a single color and spacing).

    For instance, being able to specify two colors, and have every other row be different - or being able to submit an array of colors that are used in sequence, which would be used cyclically (IOW, if the number of choices in a sequence were greater than the number of colors, it would use all of the colors, then start over from the…

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  18. I would like to trigger the build in phone function of Alexa in a custom Skill

    I think it would be nice if i could trigger a call directly from my skill if the user need more information !

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  20. Allow HTTPS service endpoint with an ipv6 only dns entry (AAAA record) for the domain

    I would like to be able to test new skills on a local server which is only accessible via a public ipv6 address. The domain/subdomain has an appropriate dns entry (AAAA record) and ssl certificate.
    As of now, neither the developer console nor a live test with an Echo is able to resolve the domain name.

    I originally asked this as a question to the developer support and they suggested to raise the topic here.

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