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. identify what was the invocation used by the user to begin the interaction with Alexa

    Hello! I am sure, my feature request would help many developers.

    I am creating a learning skill which is giving learned information to the user.

    For the skill to know if it either should learn or give information, it would be important to know if the user has invoked the skill by saying tell or ask.

    Example: tell skill where America is - ask skill where america is

    So please: Alexa should send the invoking keyword to the skill!

    Thank You for Your attention.

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  2. Link account for testing

    I want to test my skill as a logged in user. My skill provides differnt results depending on the current user. The test simulator does not support at all to define an user or at least an token to identify a user.

    The reason I want that is byside that I can test as a signed in user, that I can inspect the resulting response JSON, without creating the request JSON by hand.

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  3. Add timeOutSeconds to VideoApp API

    When I use a VideoApp.Launch directive for streaming video, our application only starts streaming for about a minute before timing out, unless we "refresh" the stream. Once the stream stops, the echo says "Sorry, something went wrong". I would like to be able to end or refresh the stream before this happens so that this error condition does not occur.

    I understand that there is a smart home interface that allows for live streams, but our skill needs to use certain other features that are not available in the smart home skill API, so this is not an option.

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  4. Share Skill in Australia

    Sharing skills in Australia?

    How come we can't share a skill in Australia?!?!?!

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  5. Channel property should include "item" attribute so device can respond back with title of item playing

    Possible to add "item" to the "response" for the Alexa.ChannelController
    https://developer.amazon.com/docs/device-apis/alexa-channelcontroller.html

    Current "channel" includes number, callSign, affliateCallSign as part of channel object.
    If you include something for the media, or item being played such as "item":{"title":"America's Got Talent"}
    then Alexa can use that to tell user what item is currently playing after the successful channel-change request.

    It removes the need to include the MSO ID (GraceNote info) that Alexa speaks back to the user. (I.E. "Tuning to NBC, now airing America's Got Talent")

    https://developer.amazon.com/docs/device-apis/alexa-property-schemas.html#channel

    Thanks,
    -Justin

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  6. Access the built-in skill of playing music in my skill.

    I’d like to access the built-in skill of playing music in my skill.

    Currently, it can only suggest a song title and album name, but customers can’t listen to the music while still my skill and must exit to access built-in skills for listening to it.

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  7. Accessing alexa contacts from the skill programming

    Allow access to Alexa contacts from the skill development environment. so that one can develope a skill around contact search

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  9. Dialog Builder Tool

    I think it is very hard to design a complete and complex Dialog. Happy Paths are easy and I already used the tool Storywriter but it's not a clear way. You always forget an error Path and you never know what crazy stuff a user might say at a point. You are developing and recognize: Oh man, I need to talk to the product owner again, what to do in this special case.
    It's very hard to work when developers and product owner are working together on that dialog. It's such a time waist.
    I would love to use a…

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  10. Allows text align on list templates

    Allow for text to be top aligned in list templates.

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  11. Voice & Tone without interaction model

    Should be able to test "Voice & Tone" without having interaction model properly built.

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  12. One button to get skill summary since the day of publishing.

    There should be a button to get the summary of skill since the first day of publishing.

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  13. Support canceling a "build model" action that's in progress

    Add a cancel button for the "Build Model" action

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  14. Developer console: display all option

    The ADC now loads only in chunks of ~20 skills. I have 300 skills, and each has two versions. I need to scroll and scroll to see the entire list, which important when I need to see the parent/child relationship between the prod + dev versions.

    Can you offer a display-all direct link?

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  15. Enhance the dashboard

    Please provide the stat about public comments, rating, post and county wise enabling data in map.

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  16. multilingual UI

    Hi,
    while alexa skill development ,i found that create skill in multilingual quite complicated.
    so make it simple UI if possiable

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  17. API call for Altering Custom Slot Type Values at Runtime

    I am new to Alexa development. I realised that some of my custom type values can alter at runtime. As opposed to doing more NLP processing in the backend, perhaps there should be an API call to allow custom slot type values to be altered on the fly?

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  18. View JSON event in testing console

    In testing where can I view the request and intent being sent? In the previous console sending text would also show the JSON that was sent to alexa. I need this request for debugging.

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  19. One Flash Briefing skill should be available in all marketplace

    Recently we have published a Flash Briefing skill for our company but it is only available on 1 marketplace which is associated to my ID. I think there should be a feature that allow Flash Briefing skill to publish in all market places this will make management of content easy for the admin as the content will be same for all the marketplace.

    Also if the content is different for each market place then either user can create separate skill for each market or may be you can add a feature in skill creation step when developer can give separate…

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  20. Interface Descriptions

    In order for Echo Show to play videos the Skill needs both the Video Interface and the Display Interface enabled.

    It is not explained in the documentation that the Display Interface needs to be enabled for a skill to play a video.

    This issue caused a large amount of wasted development time. Please consider changing the Interface descriptions and/or documentation to reflect this.

    Thank you,

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