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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. I want skill to be able to speak wake word, from device settings word.

    Use case is skill help message.

    Implement with SSML.
    exsample...
    New ssml tag is 'amazon:wakeword'
    <speak>To stop skill, please say <amazon:wakeword name='device'/> Stop.</speak>

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  2. Hi!

    I would like to know if there's any possibility to take a picture with the Alexa Echo Show with my skill. Basically I want to make a facial validation and show some content depending on the user :)

    I'm currently using NodeJS for this purpose.

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  3. Allow the adding of some kind of "anti-trigger" that will stop Alexa waking itself when the invocation word is mentioned in a podcast, or SSML audio. And/or, allow a flag that will reduce sensitivity to the wake-word during a particular piece of audio, using the mic array to detect whether the wake word was generated internally or externally.

    I know that there is an unofficial theory that self-invocation can be lessened by boosting / cutting certain frequencies around the actual wake-word, but this isn't always practical where third-party audio is involved.

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  4. Right now account linking is a very frictional process on Alexa. You can enable a skill with voice, but when you try to use it, you have to open the mobile app and log in. We could optimize this experience for voice by adding a voice-based login with Amazon. We already have technology that enables Alexa to tell who is speaking. We should extend that so users can log in with Amazon via their voice. The new UX could also help Log In with Amazon get more traction with developers.

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  5. After creating multiple skills, it's really painful to check analytics dashboard one by one for metrics. Analytics API or script can save our life

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  6. Our skill uses SearchQuery in order to accept a "free-form" and unstructured response from the user. However, the SearchQuery intent is still restricted to the 8 second response limit. This can be confusing for users, as the user has no way of knowing that the 8 second limit exists or how long they have been talking for. To make things worse, Alexa will actually let you talk for longer than 8 seconds but will reject the response if it was longer than the limit. If no reprompt is set, the skill is terminated and the user is left with no…

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  7. Firing an API just to know if required permissions are granted just adds to the latency and complexity of the whole process. Instead, we should get the list of permissions granted by the user in the request sent by ALEXA along with the other details.

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  8. It would be very useful to be able to send commands to Smart Home Endpoints via POST requests and not only by voice or the Alexa app. Currently the only way POST requests are used is to inform the Alexa Event Gateway of changes to customer's endpoints. There is no security concern since the client must obtain an Access Token in order to be able to send a message request via POST.
    Example: Client's computer could send a POST request to switch on a smart light if a specific event happens (eg. room door opens and it is night time).…

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  9. Add version control to the Alexa-hosted Skills environment

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  10. Create configurable sub groups within groups to allow users to control a set of devices based on type to better manage large numbers of devices.

    This improves user experience for managing devices in groups (rooms) and groups within rooms. Currently Alexa organises switches and lights separately but you cannot ask alexa to turn off only lights in a room as part of that subgroup

    I cannot ask alexa to turn off 'lounge room lights' without it turning off the switches in the same room/group.

    If we can create and submit commands to devices as part of sub groups, we can…

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  11. We develop skills for our enterprise clients. We hear a very high demand of using Alexa for Business in Japanese. Cilents wants expand their business support and training via internal and private skills. Looking forward to using Alexa for Business in Japan soon!

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  12. The release of APL is great, but we are stuck to using the Amazon Ember font, which is now the only thing that makes multimodal designs seen too Amazon-ish for some requirements.

    It would be great it we could define custom typeface in the APL JSON and be able to use this font in containers and text fields in APL.

    Cheers!

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  13. Please remove this limitation. I have so many cool ideas that has been limited by this feature.

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  14. Audio quality in audio tags is abysmal. Audio is already limited to 90 sec in total and max 5 tags in ssml. That is fine, but the biggest issue is that It is really hard to produce good sounding audio with these restrictions (mp3/16khz/48kbps). It would be great if these restrictions would be increased, to as much as possible. This would help to build more engaging skills with great audio inserts.

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  15. The ask-cli expects that I want to develop my Lambda in Node.JS and deploy through 'ask deploy'. That's very limiting.

    In our case we use AWS SAM (= CloudFormation) for Lambda deployment because we develop in Python. So in our workflow we use AWS-CLI + SAM for Python Lambda deployment and ASK-CLI for Alexa Skill / Model manipulation.

    To create a new skill we would love to have the option to set the Lambda URI straight away and disable all ASK-CLI lambda handling. Something like:

    ask new --name blah --lambda-uri arn:aws:lambda:...

    It should be a pretty straightforward change and would…

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  16. When you request Alexa to sing a song she will but there are no SSML tags to allow developers to request this using code

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  17. It would be good on the Test Alexa Simulator to be able to click on previous utterances to repeat them

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  18. Currently when enabling Beta testing for a skill, it is necessary to add the email addresses of the beta testers. They will then receive an invite, which will allow them to test the skill. The invite URL is not usable by anybody who has not been added to the list. It would be nice to be able to allow users to apply to be testers have with options for this to either be on an approval basis or open. This would then make it a lot easier to manage testers as it would not be necessary for us to obtain…

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  19. Please provide a UK postcode slot for Alexa

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  20. Similar to the mobile app store - let skills send updates on the alexa app to users who have enabled the skill and agreed to receive notifications from that skill. Would help so much with feature updates and retention and imo is not very intrusive. users can always opt out.

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