Support SVG Images in APL Templates
The APL Image component currently only supports JPEG and PNG images. I propose adding support for vector graphics (SVG) which allow displaying of images using (in some cases) less bandwidth and better scaling for different display sizes.
Currently, SVGs so not render on the device at all, but are shown as expected in the simulator.
Julien Muggli commented
Same comment as Scott: why render the SVG on the simulator and the Alexa for PC app but not on the devices, that would be useful for a better image/icon quality on multiple devices (with resolution and size varying), but also to reduce the bandwidth needed to load the file on the device itself.
Please Amazon, consider adding this feature! I have 200+ SVG icons I'd like to use, I can't convert all of them to AVG
Scott Erholm commented
I am shocked that here in 2022 SVG is not supported.
Also, I can't seem to use a AVG format image from a cloudfront location as the 'imageSource'.
It is especially frustrating that my SVG images render properly in the "Authoring Tool" as well as the test simulator, but not on actual devices. How am I to know that anything I test in these simulators will actually appear on devices?
I was amazed to find SVG images are not supported in templates and cards. It is now (finally) a first class format on the web and most other contexts. As Daniel says, the benfits make it seem a natural fit for all Alexa devices with displays
* Less storage
* Faster over the wire transmission
* Scalable so look good at all resolutions
* No need to supply different resolutions for different devices
* Are programatically modifiable as src is text
I was planning to work on some Accessibility / Assistive technology skills using AAC symbols like https://mulberrysymbols.org/ which are naturally SVGs.