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Alexa Skills - Developer Voice And Vote

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  1. I have a project coming up for someone that may include sensitive info, and I thought it would be useful to be able to run a script to delete voice clips through the CLI in order to scrub information it might have sent off without having to manually go through the app or something every time.

    Or, even better, a way through the ASK to say something like "Alexa, delete voice recordings" and have it delete the recordings in some way.

    I had originally asked about this in the dev forum and it was suggested that I suggest it here.…

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  2. I have created skill introduces steps to cook meals with voice.
    I have a problem. A gap between guidance in my skill and alexa’s voice are so different.

    But I can’t change volume of guidance, because they’re used in so many other platforms and they’re affected too.

    Could you provide a function to adjust volume of media in video player and audio player?

    That would be nice.Thanks!

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  3. Please auto save! I've lost many edits on the older-version of this tool due to the lack of autosave. :)

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  4. As a developer, I would like a field on an incoming intent request payload that tells me whether that request was the result of a barge-in or not.

    Rationale:
    Today, there is no way to know whether an incoming intent in a live session was the result of the user completely listening to the previous response, or the result of the user doing a barge-in by invoking their wake word. There are several use cases where this information would be useful, but the two most important are:

    1. If you were giving instructions to your user at the end of your…
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  5. Problem:

    When two or more echos are joined into a multi-room music setting the volume affects all devices. But I prefer to set the bedroom device to be 2, the kitchen to be 5, and the one connected to the stereo via the cable to be 10. When music is playing on this multi-room group and the volume is changed, all devices receive the same volume, e.g. volume 5, which disrupts the relative devices volume levels I prefer. The bedroom is way too loud, the stereo too quiet, and overall is frustrating.

    Proposed solution:

    Create a relative mix volume associated…

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  6. As more smart home skills are added that work with cycle based processes and devices such as recipe steps, ovens, washer, dryers,etc it would be very helpful to be able to proactively send Alexa notifications such as "Your upper oven preheat is complete" or "Your oven cook timer is complete" or "Your washer is done" or "Your dryer cycle is complete" or " It's time to baste the roast"

    We have gotten solid feedback from our consumers saying that if they can start a cycle with Alexa, why can't Alexa tell them when the cycle is complete. These types of…

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  7. Allow combination of addRenderTemplateDirective and Other DialogDirectives. RIght now you cannot combine a addRenderTemplateDirective snf any other dialog directives but it would be great if you could.

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  8. Imagine a situation. I have a simple game, which uses states. One state is initial, another one is game state and the last one is the end game state.

    I have x amount of intents which are: launch, answer, pass a question, players amount, stop, yes and no intents. I know that these are not all of the required intents, but I want to keep this example short.

    Lets say player launches the game. At this state I want user to say how many players he wants to play with. But because game answer intent has a lot of answers…

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  9. I would like suggest the possibility of incorporating a Camera Skill Kit in order to allow developers to manage the Echo Spot/Show in-built camera on custom skills.

    I am thinking about all kind of skills that developers could design, like facial scanners, fall detector, etc..

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  10. Currently audio files must be hosted on an Internet-accessible HTTPS endpoint on port 443 and authorization isn't supported, so a developer can't use an endpoint that requires authorization.
    This limits the choices of media and forces customers to make audio files publicly accessible, while a customer should have the option to make his audio files available only through the Alexa skill/Mobile app he owns.

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  11. It would be useful to be able to crossfade between 2 audio tracks or streams.

    If Track A was playing, then the track finished (or user says, 'Alexa, next') and Track B was enqueued, an option should be available in the response to fade between the 2 tracks.

    If Stream A is playing, and a user says 'Alexa, next' (or any other audio control), an option should be in the response to fade between Stream A and B.

    This would enable greater quality soundscapes and immersion. It would be an excellent benefit to innovative experiences in voice formats.

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  12. If you want to add the ability to, for example, control blinds in your smart home skill, the only option you have is the Alexa.PercentageController Interface.
    This leaves you with the option to control your blinds by saying something like: "Alexa, set blinds to sixty". This feels very unnatural in our opinion. Wouldn't it be much more convenient to control such devices by saying: "Alexa, open/close blinds"? An optional "Alexa, stop" utterance could then interrupt the process.

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  13. Currently, progressive responses only support voice/audio directives. Our skill can often take 5 - 8 seconds to complete its API calls to load up data required by a user's particular request. We would like to send down a display directive in a progressive response, allowing us to show a "splash screen" on Echo Show/Spot/Fire Cube (?) while the user waits for her request to be fulfilled.

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  14. The new Proctive Events api has a limited number of specific schemas which greatly limits how customized the notification message can be.

    Can we get a "general" type of schema that allows a more flexible message? This would make notifications much more useful.

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  15. That, and combining triggers would make automating the home a breeze:
    If (temp > 75) and (weather_temp < 73): turn on window fan.

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  16. The Intent History page in the developer console is a great tool for anyone trying to refine their voice model. The one thing it lacks, when viewing misfiring intents, however, is any indication of the scale of the problem. The output is just a giant list of utterance-to-intent mappings, without any context of how often those failed mappings are happening.

    In the case of my skill CompliBot, for example, a recent look at the Intent History output gave me 13000+ unique entries, many of which were hitting the fallback intent when they needed to be hitting actual intents. Searching through…

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  17. Allow full disable/deletion of old/defunct feeds for flash briefings.

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  18. For custom slot types, regular expression should also be allowed. This can help with lot of complications when it comes to custom slot types

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  19. When uploading a skill manifest via SMAPI that has imageUris pointing to a host that uses Let's Encrypt certificates, SMAPI silently fails.

    I think, this is a bug, because it still returns a new skill id, but the skill won't show up in the Developer Console.

    Adding imageUris hosted on an endpoint that uses other trusted certs works, it's just Let's Encrypt certs which are not accepted.

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  20. There is already a flag for a new conversation, but I'm interested in a flag for a new user. I would prefer to keep my Alexa code stateless so that I don't need to store the user ids, just to check if this is a new user or not. Regarding the Datenschutz-Grundverordnung (EU-DSGVO) I want data minimization, so non stored information cannot make trouble. While certification I got the feedback that I have to explain the core functionality. For a returning customer I really want to avoid to tell the already known features. You may can reset the flag after…

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