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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.

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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Give us more room to type input on the Test window for alexa skills.

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. It would be great if there was an Alexa Support Center Portal comparable to the AWS Support Center Portal.

    This would make it much easier to submit and track any and all Alexa specific support requests beyond posting to the Alexa forums which is great for a variety of general to specific questions, but falls short for addressing specific account-related and proprietary questions and such.

    Further, having this feature would minimize time and friction going back-and-forth between the AWS Support Team through the AWS Support Center and the Alexa Support Team through the Alexa Forums, Contact Us, Email, etc and…

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  15. Please consider an option to hide the banners in Skill List page. On a higher resolution screen, we don't see any skill -- just banners and a table header. I have to scroll down to see my skill every time. I read the banner text once and prefer hiding it most of the time. What I want to see and click on is the actual skill entry itself. Thanks!

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  16. Dear Team,

    Appreciate, if there is a vertical scrollbar in the intents list window. This will be of great help for the skill developer. Synonymous screen like hotmail folder split with scroll bar,

    with regards,
    Repath Athyala

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  17. The ASK CLI automatically defaults to the US Virginia region, which is not optimal for many users outside the US.

    Whilst this can be manually changed later, it seems like an obvious confirmation option to add (to honour the AWS profile defaults for example).

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  18. Please bring the scrollbar back to the alexa simulator. It dissapered today.

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  19. Currently slot name/type combination has to be unique per skill. Please make it unique per intent.

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  20. I am creating games for alexa. During the game I keep the session open until the game is over. But it is almost impossible to create multisuer skills. Interaction between players is impossible. Imagine You want two players to fight each other:
    First player hits the second one, but the second player wont notice until he starts a new intent.

    It should be possible to send messages to the echo while the session is up. Then I could inform player 2 that he has been hit and he can react.
    To improve this it should be possible to increase the…

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