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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. feedback form is not sticky,
    what I was saying is the getting started video front and center of the Build tab annoys me,
    but love everythjing else about the developer console

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  2. CanFulfillIntentRequest should provide some basic context for the user such as (general) location information. My skill is only useful to people in a particular geographic region (the 5 boroughs of New York City). It'd make sense to allow it to fulfill intent requests originating from New York, but not from Chicago. I don't think think there's any way to distinguish at this time.

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  3. Please limit the testing portal to the present skill being tested. What I mean is I have a skill with invocation name "game game"..its a dummy invocation name..now in the test portal whenever I use say open game game, Alexa starts suggesting games like rock paper scissors and all that instead of actually opening my skill. This is highly frustrating..and this issue doesn't happen when I test my skill on my device..so the test portal's purpose becomes void.

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  4. Auto Delegate Dialog Completion Setting in the Interaction Model would be a great feature to have. Currently, all IN PROGRESS dialogs are sent to the http/lambda endpoint incurring a trip to the lambda/function only for the lambda/function to respond with a fixed Dialog.Delegate response. Granted in some scenarios you want to update the intent, however in most cases if all we want to do is let Alexa handle the dialog completion, I would like to save the Lambda/Function invocation. While creating the Intent, I would simply like to check a box that says "Let Alexa handle dialog completion".

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  5. Please allow Alexa skills in the default Lambda region which is us-east-2

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  6. When the skill is in the certification process, it shouldn't say that that there is a violation that requires re-building the interaction model. You can't build while it is in review.

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  7. This is a two part feedback.

    1. For enterprise scale conversational apps, we need the ability to group the Intents by Domains/Business Lines (think Auto Insurance, Loans, etc.).
    2. Secondly, the endpoint invoked by the skill should really be at the Intent Level rather than at the Skill level considering the Skill has multiple intents. Is this the future direction or are we expected to build an Intent Router on the backend to then relay the Intent Requests to appropriate APIs or lambda functions.
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  8. We program skills with which people with speech and language disorders can train with alexa. the tests with the patients run well but the biggest problem the people have is pronouncing the invacation name. it would be great if you could start a skill by touch (Alexa app) like with google assistant for smartphones.

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  9. We wanna create some skills about Japanese to the Skill store in the US.
    But in the US there are no built-in list slot types about Japan.

    We want to use list slots for Japanese City and Region slots like an AMAZON.ATCITY and AMAZON.ATREGION.

    Thanks,

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  10. The Voice & Tone tab has a fixed width and the text doesn't wrap. So when pasting in speech strings, it's really difficult to make micro SSML adjustments because you don't have a full visual of the string. This is bad for 2 reasons:

    1) scrolling left/right on your trackpad can very easily bring you to the previous webpage in your browser and lose your work. this is very frustrating when it happens!!

    2) the other work around is manually breaking your strings into chunks that match the fixed width of the window, which is annoying and potentially error prone.

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  11. Please add the German "Menno" to the German speechcons. I really need that! :-)

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  12. At the moment there is a hardcoded list of channels in the video skill. It should be possible to add new channels to the list.

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  13. Video Streams with DRM will lead to an error on Echo Show

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  14. It would be great to be notified if there any of our Live Flash Briefing skills experience an error on the users' Echo device.

    We provide a custom error message that gets read to the customer, but the developer doesn't get notified when an error occurs. If a webhook was provided, developers could collect stats and setup alerts so we're aware of errors.

    At the moment, the only indication something is wrong is by viewing the analytics for EACH flash briefing. Since there is no analytics API for flash briefing skills at this time this also is a manual process.

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  15. Hi - Please make the Payment report download more user friendly - currently it's difficult to read and doesn't actually 'download' just takes me to another page!
    Thanks

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  16. This is applicable to other regions as well, but my local example is that many Māori words are used with in regular New Zealand speech. At a minimum the word Māori should be recognized when pronounced correctly. To clarify I am not asking for the complete model of the language

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  17. Solely to address 'least permissive' practices during the engagement of a developer with an AWS account having been engaged to work to create a Alexa skill(s) on behalf of another AWS account.

    Although some of the role templates in IAM are comprehensive, the concept of "Least permissive is always the best approach." 'could' be strengthened by being verifiable to a posted AWS best practice set of specific outlined activities.

    The benefit is that a 3rd party sees that AWS has published those permission sets; the Dev. is able to refer to AWS distilling a best-practices starting point, and 'least permissive'…

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  18. I want a custom error for the case when my thermostat is not in a scheduled setting. For this, I wanted to use the "NOTINOPERATION" error type but i don't get a very clear message. I would like something like: "The thermostat does not have any schedule to resume"

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

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  20. 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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