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  1. Immagine you need to shut down the bedroom light AND THEN turn on the TV AND THEN rise up the volume ETC...

    Right now you have to say:
    Alexa... shut down the bedroom light... wait... OK....
    Alexa... turn on the TV ... wait... OK....
    Alexa... rise up the volume on the TV ... wait... OK...

    It would be wonderful to be able to concatenate Alexa actions, using some custom words like: COMMAND0 ['AND THEN' COMMAND1] ...['AND THEN' COMMAND_N]

    The word should be unique and it's higly suggested to be considered a RESERVED key which developer might not use…

    8 votes

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  2. Extend weather schemas to general local/civil warnings.

    Currently there are only some weather events for tornado, hurricane, snow sturm and thunder storm.

    But there are more (general) types that should be selectable. Like earthquake, terrorist attack, avalanche, flood, chemical accident and many more civil warnings.

    I think the weather alert should be convert to a local alert or something like this.

    8 votes

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  3. Since AMAZON.LITERAL is discontinued and developers are encouraged to use AMAZON.SearchQuery or Slot values to handle the data.

    We have a requirement for building skill with parsing the entire spoken text as token to the API for further business processing.

    Tried with Amazon.SearchQuery (fails when no matching utterance found) and Fallback intent (only failed mapping from Slots are returned) with no luck.

    8 votes

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  4. ASK CLI just deploys Lambda functions using a standard default configuration. In order to change these settings, you have to go in the Lambda function that was created and customize its configuration to your needs, causing a revision id mismatch and ultimately requiring to force deploy the subsequent skill update.

    Would it possible to add custom Lambda function configuration settings, such as the basic settings (memory, timeout & description), role execution policy and environment variables, to the ask configuration file, potentially using part of the AWS CLI Lambda create function JSON skeleton object?

    {
    "FunctionName": "<functionName>",
    "Runtime": "nodejs8.10",
    "Role": "<role>",…

    8 votes

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  5. Let's say my user is ordering a burger:
    user: "I want a cheeseburger"
    alexa: "Alright. What toppings would you like?"
    user: "mayo, pickles and no onions"

    In this scenario I've got to create some number of custom topping slots. {topping1} {topping2} etc.. and then every iteration of sample utterances up to however many toppings might possibly exist on a burger.

    There has to be a better way. I don't want to ask the user for toppings one at a time until they say "no more, please". Collecting multiple values to the same slot would fix this.

    Next, in the same…

    8 votes

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  6. If you want to attract talent from anywhere in the world, you need to make the revenue possible anywhere in the world as well, as the viral interaction of that culture leads to the spreading of Alexa to other cultures around the world.

    This feels like a handicap and a reason to develop for the competition.

    We came up with 2 x creative ideas to monetize our Skill, only to be told of Alexa's limitations.

    1. Add a Amazon Kindle book to the users cart within the Skill. The Skill is not supporting the retail flow of Amazon products. Which should…

    8 votes

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  7. Since you can use IPA and SSML in Alexa responses, allow IPA in requests for intent utterances and slot values/synonyms.

    SSML that uses International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) in response:

    <speak>
    I am from <phoneme alphabet="ipa" ph="ʃɨˈkɑːɡoʊ">Chicago</phoneme>.
    </speak>
    Proposed: Allow IPA in request in either intents or slots:

    {
    "name": "SAMPLE_City",
    "values": [
    {
    "name": {
    "value": "/ˈpɪtsbɜːrɡ/"
    }
    },
    {
    "name": {
    "value": "Chicago",
    "synonyms": [
    "/ʃɪˈkɑːɡoʊ/"
    ]
    }
    },
    {
    "name": {
    "value": "Phoenix",
    "synonyms": [
    "/ˈfiːnɪks/"
    ]
    }
    }
    ]
    }

    8 votes

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  8. At the moment ASK-CLI can only be implemented using your CLI, but as I do not use it at all it'd be really cool if you could add a possibility to activate Procative Events using only web interface.

    I personally think all features should be accessible from the web even before they are implemented in CLI.

    8 votes

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  9. Have multiple invocation name for a single skill

    8 votes

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  10. I would like to have an option to add custom information on the Echo Show or Spot home screen.

    For example, i developed a Webcam Skill and i want my Echo Show/Spot to show it without asking for.

    8 votes

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  11. On devices with screens when you use the List template we observe the following: Once a list is displayed, it puts the Echo in a state where you can’t continue voice commands. For example, if a user invokes an intent that brings up a menu of options on the screen that is displayed with the List template and the user touches the screen to scroll, the voice interaction with the user comes to an end. They have to say “Alexa” first to return to the voice conversation. This should not be the case - please remove the need to say…

    8 votes

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  12. I have been asked to post bug reports here, so:

    There is a long-term issue (at least since May 2018) with PlaybackNearlyFinished not firing for shorter tracks.

    It has affected many developers, for example here: https://github.com/alexa/skill-sample-nodejs-audio-player/issues/104
    and here
    https://forums.developer.amazon.com/questions/178909/about-alexa-audio-error-on-skills.html

    From my testing, sometimes it triggers on tracks around 15 seconds, sometimes it doesn't even trigger on tracks 30 seconds long.

    The problem is that the only AudioPlayerEvent you can respond to with an ENQUEUE event is PlaybackNearlyFinished.

    If this "short track bug" cannot be fixed, then at least if developers were allowed to ENQUEUE in response to other events (eg:…

    8 votes

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  13. Today, there are two ways that a user may be asked to grant permissions to a skill: At the time they enable the skill, and when the skill returns a Permission card with its response. For a developer of a skill that uses permissions, the second of these approaches is optional, and entirely controlled by the skill. The first is mandatory, and completely out of our control.

    As a developer, I would like the ability to configure whether any individual permission is prompted for upon skill enablement (and concordantly, whether a permission upsell is triggered when voice enablement is used).

    8 votes

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  14. It would be a good if we can style our card in CSS way. Default search implementation like Yelp is doing it internally. We should be allowed that too. We should be allowed to design our image and content the way we want. we should be freely use margin, padding, color, font and other style too.

    8 votes

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  15. Being a spanish speaker in US it's hard to ask Alexa to play your favorite spanish artist in Amazon Music. Things like: "Alexa, play Joaquin Sabina", are almost impossible today.

    8 votes

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  16. Automatic Skill Activation

    This is really a must for Alexa to have scheduled skill invocation without voice command ... please make it happen!

    8 votes

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  17. Invocation Name requirements should list that you cannot use connecting words and list those words when selecting an invocation name.

    8 votes

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  18. We're building an Alexa for Business skill and we'd like the user to authenticate certain actions via OTP or confirm their email address. Access to the keyboard for these functions would be ideal. Many thanks!

    8 votes

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  19. The new console wastes way too much screen real-estate. Everything is too big!

    8 votes

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  20. Right now the Alexa test simulator tab (in both the old and new skill consoles) refuses to play Flash Briefings. This, combined with the fact that things like echosim.io also won't play Flash Briefings, means it's impossible to do a live test of the content your flash briefing is serving from an anonymous account.

    8 votes

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