Allow development skills to be used in routines.
Allow development skills to be used in routines. If we develop a skill, and haven't published it yet, but it is enable and active on our devices then we should be able to use it within a routine (obviously on our own devices).
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Skills to be used in routines!!! This is a Discrimination!!!!
Mio Maeso Madronero commented
I would also be interested in this
Fabio Masciotra commented
Any update on this old request ?
i need this.
Dave Curley commented
This is working for me so possibly fixed. I've tried it with several unpublished skills in Dev only, including some in beta and others not. In the routine I just have a single "Customised" action of: "open INVOCATION_NAME".
Currently, only published skills can be invoked from routines. This creates difficulties in skills testing because it is impossible to test how a skill will behave being invoked from a routine. It would be easier if a routine will be able to invoke a skill in published and developing mode as well.
Vincent Desoutter commented
I want that feature as well!!
Wesley Fisher commented
I agree this needs to be a thing. I have all kinds of ideas that are only relevant to me
C E Richens commented
I really need this too. the only way to publish a private skill is with a business Alexa account which I don't want or have.
Michele Bruni commented
I also need this for some personal use skills that interact with smart home devices
Frans jansen commented
yes, I need it also
Frans jansen commented
yes I need it also
Carlis Burns commented
Most have unpublished skills they use for 'at home use only'. Would love a way for routines to run those skills.
This would open many avenues for people:
at 8pm - run Mytask skill
"Today is Thursday, did you take out the trash?"....Yes
"Did you remember to water the plants?"....No
"Would you like me to remind you again in a hour?"....Yes
"Okay, I'll remind you in an hour to water the plants."
Just an example, but it would be nice to use skills in development.
yes I need
Abdulrazzak Taylor commented
We can already use the skill on the device. Don't see why we can't use it on a routine. A lot of developers want to do personalized apps for themselves and not for the community. Makes no sense that we have to publish it.
abdul bashir commented
I need this
Mike Watson commented
Definitely useful for a routine like 'Good morning Alexa' to add my custom skills. Please add it
Fabrizio Carimati commented
Please, i need this.
Pradeep Elavarasan commented
Yeah, this will be really useful as we can have custom skills in our routines.