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.

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  1. Ability to change 'Developer name or company name'

    I'd like the ability to change 'Developer name or company name' under my Amazon Developer Company Profile. In the Amazon Developer portal today, this isn't possible. I know that I can write a support ticket to do this, but a permanent solution where developers can make these updates themselves would be better.

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  2. Allow Changing Endpoints for a Live Skill

    Allow the Endpoints to be changed for a Live skill WITHOUT submitting for re-certification.

    In the new Developer Console for a Live (already published) skill, you can see the endpoint ARNs in textboxes which would indicate that they are editable, but the Save Endpoints button is disabled.

    The following scenarios outline why the endpoints should be editable. The timing and reasons for changing the endpoints shows that they should be done without triggering a re-certification.

    Scenario 1
    The skill's lambda function is hosted in a region that goes down. With a quick change of the ARNs, your skill will be…

    29 votes
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  3. Skill sorting in the Developer Console (by recently modified or name)

    Please add the ability to sort Skills in the new Developer Console by name or by modification date. The old Developer Console sorted by modification date which allowed developers of many Skills to keep better track of their recent changes.

    18 votes
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  4. Provide "Copy to (locale)" option in the developer console

    Right now the process of adding a new language to an existing skill in the developer console is tedious, especially when the data for those languages is exactly identical.

    For example, right now, the process for manually copying things on the Publishing Information tab (Launch tab on the new console) alone involves tabbing back and forth 12 different times between the two languages to copy the text from the six different fields. For an English language skill being released worldwide, that process has to be done 4 times (and that's only going to grow).

    Making things worse, in the new…

    14 votes
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  5. Autosave please!

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

    12 votes
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    Thank you for submitting an Alexa feature request. Your request has been received.

  6. automatic skill endpoint switching when the development skill goes live

    Add automatic skill endpoint switching when the development skill goes live.

    It will be great to have the possibility to make Live version work with lambda.arn:PROD and Development with lambda.arn:$LATEST aliases. Every time when I want to update my skill I need to do back and forth switching.

    11 votes
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  7. Support for Old Console Style Intents and Utterances

    Allow for the creation and pasting of intent schema and sample utterance in the style of the old console. Provide a box to write sample utterances and intent schema into in the old style.

    11 votes
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  8. Alexa app cards in the console

    When the Echo Show display option is unchecked, you should integrate Alexa app cards if developers send it. Even if you don't want to display cards, you should at least treat the console as a non-screen device allowing devs to see cards property in the output JSON when echo screen is disabled

    11 votes
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  9. Show Frequency in Intent History

    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…

    8 votes
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  10. Include the skill name in the "beta test complete" notification

    In the notification "Beta test for Alexa skill is complete" please include the respective skill name. We have many skills in development at at any given time and it's really annoying to look through all of them and check which one expired.

    8 votes
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  11. Condense everything

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

    8 votes
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  12. Allow to self-remove my email from other's dev portal accounts

    Right now the only way to be removed as a member from other's people dev portal accounts is that an admin remove you, but I should be able to self-remove my account in some part of the https://developer.amazon.com website.

    7 votes
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    Received  ·  Alexa Admin responded

    Thanks for the suggestion, Octavio! We’ll get this routed over to the appropriate internal team for review.

  13. Publish Skills Restricted For a Specific Audience

    I have been developing an Alexa skill for Sheetz Inc. and was wondering if there is a way to publish a skill that is specific to business. I have looked into the "Alexa for business organizations" option and have concluded that it does not fit my criteria. I need this skill to be available to the public, but be restricted by requiring a password or access code to enable the skill. Then I will be able to give this password or access code to specific employees which would then grant them access to enable the skill. So essentially, the skill…

    6 votes
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  14. Add option to filter by status on Alexa Skills Kit Developer Console

    My list of Alexa Skills is growing unwieldy, with some removed, some in development, some live... would be great to have a "filter" option on the Alexa Skills Kit Developer Console to show only live, etc.

    6 votes
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  15. Validate invocation name for skill to check for duplicate invocation names in development skills

    Validate invocation name, so that no 2 developments skills are able to have the same invocation name. When testing a skill in the test console, it was actually returning results from a different skill as they had identical invocation names

    6 votes
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  16. Please add delete skill button in Alexa Skills list.

    Please add delete skill button for removed skill in Alexa Skills list.

    5 votes
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  17. Edit skill description without re-certification

    After an app is submitted for certification and it passes, it might be nice to be able to make minor changes to the skill description if we made a typo or need minor changes without having to re-certify.

    5 votes
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  18. Add original text in support ticket case responses

    Hello Amazon,

    When you reply to ticket cases, if I have many open, you do not make any reference in the email to which ticket you are replying to (except the case number) so it is very difficult to know what you are responding to, especially if there are many tickets open.

    Even in the original email acknowledging the ticket has been opened, there is no reference to the original reason the ticket has been opened.

    It would be great if you could add the original text submitted to the email so that that we know what you are responding…

    5 votes
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  19. Allow developers to copy Skill Product detail to other regions

    With a push of a button allow people to copy all product information to all English enabled regions. This would cut down on developers having to cut copy and paste saving on average about a half hour of work.
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    5 votes
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  20. Able to create custom dynamic slot type similar to Alexa's built in slot type

    When speaking with Alexa and specifying a clients name for search in our system. Alexa is able to pick up common English names like “Smith”, “John”....etc.

    Though as soon as you say something different like “Aitken”, “Hannam”, “Arundel”… It has a close to 0% chance of translating speech to the correct text spelling.

    If I load these unique names as slot values in the static interaction model json, it would work very well. However this model has a limit file size of 1.5MB. We have hundreds or millions of variations if we combine all the firms using our software. So…

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