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. Provide access to DynamoDB's time-to-live attribute

    Useful for automating data limits and date-based cleanup. This replaces sdk-for-nodejs request #240.

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  2. Call same intent after say 30 seconds automatically

    For example, I invoke the skill by saying alexa take a note and after 30 seconds alexa asks me for it then again after 1 min alexa aks me for a note. Basically use setInterval() (node.js) in a response. Make a response go forever after every 30 seconds.

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  3. ask cli proxy

    ASK CLI should work with system proxy configurations (HTTPPROXY/HTTPSPROXY)

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  4. Allow outDir and build command for Alexa hosted skill

    When using Alexa hosted skill there's no ability to define the
    "outDir": "dist" instead a hardcoded index.js is always used. While this isn't a blocker it's not a great experience.

    It would be nice to define a build command when the deploy happens for example in package.json under scripts like the following

    npm run compile

    which would then compile the TypeScript source code in the src directory and output it to the dist directory.

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  5. Golang ASK SDK (Custom + Smart Home)

    I have been developing Smart Home Skills in Golang and would like to move into a hybrid model (Custom + Smart Home).
    I realized that the SDKs for the various features in the Custom Alexa Skills are available in Java, Python, and Javascript.

    Considering the skills are triggered through Lambda functions and Golang is a supported platform, could you let me know if a Go SDK might be on your roadmap? It will help to decide the course of further development.

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  6. Add Alexa Conversations support for English (CA)

    Please add support for English (CA) locale for Alexa Conversations.
    I just developed a custom skill using Alexa Conversations here in Canada and I can't even download it onto devices here.

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  7. deploy skill to a new profile

    Currently it's not possible to use the profile to deploy an Alexa skill to a second AWS account. The aim of this feature to enable this capability in ask-cli to use ask deploy --profile command to deploy the skill to a new account.

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  8. Access to raw speach-to-text input

    I am creating a skill that needs to work in a mix mode environment: One that takes advantage of Alexa's natural language engine (slots/intents) and one that allows me to handle raw user input as text. Could it be possible to integrate "Amazon Transcribe" with Alexa to achieve this? I have implemented a work around using dynamic entities but the processing time makes the transaction too slow and impractical as an app.

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  9. APL Transform Rotate Y and X on 2D objects

    I would like to see more CSS transforms for animation commands such as transform: rotateY() or rotateX on 2D objects.

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  10. Allow Access to User Response Audio Clip

    I need access to the user response audio clip in order to map intonations, pitch, speed, etc. Please prioritize enriching the ASK SDK with a method to retrieve the audio response clip and ability to save the audio clip to a json, mp3, or wav file for processing.

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  11. add currency slot type

    add currency slot type

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  13. SpeakItem element that is being read

    Provide ability to know the SpeakItem element that is currently being read (and being notified about it). Why? To keep the state, and when the user activate the skill again, it can start reading from the last SpeakItem element.

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  14. outbound calling

    Please add the feature whereby a particular utterance would invoke Alexa to make an outbound call to a hard-coded phone number.

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  15. APL: Add the ordinalText parameter to AlexaTextListItem

    AlexaTextListItem's layout includes AlexaOrdinal. The latter has the parameter ordinalText. It would be nice to add to AlexaTextListItem the same parameter and pass it to the internal AlexaOrdinal.

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  16. "Doorbell Sound" - Change via API

    Is it possible to allow changing of the doorbell chime sound via an API call, this way customers would not need to open the Alexa app.

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  17. "Doorbell Press" - Enable via API

    Is it possible to enable the "doorbell press" option through the discovery / addupdate report or some other way?

    A lot of customers forget to do this, so I was hoping to automate this or give them the option to change this via our website

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  18. Enable to access current "offset in ms" from audio player at any time.

    Hi,

    it would be nice to be able to read the current position of the audioplayer at every time. With this feature it would be possible to program an interactive audio drama, where the user could switch between characters or to enable switching between different versions of the same audio-file (For example an alternative version for people with hearing-loss).

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  19. Add ability to delegate intents back to Alexa

    If in my skill the user utters something I cannot answer, I would like the ability to delegate the utterance back to Alexa without exiting my skill. This way the user can "get the weather" for example without exiting my skill.

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  20. Include in JSON response indicator "Live" or "Development" to allow for CloudWatch Filtering

    Could you please include in the JSON response an indicator of which environment the request are coming from? I.e. "Live" or "Development". This would make CloudWatch filtering easy.

    Thanks!

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