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. The SDKv2 is built with TypeScript and I'd like to see example apps also built using TypeScript.

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  2. I'd like to "soft launch" a new skill so that it doesn't show up in the "suggested skills" list in the SkillShop, but it shall be fully live, searchable and publicly available. Besides I want to get the usual statistics like who is installing, how many organic hits per day etc.

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  3. Please provide an api for checking if a given text has any profane words violating the Amazon policy here - https://developer.amazon.com/docs/custom-skills/policy-testing-for-an-alexa-skill.html#mature

    I am trying to implement one for my app and its a very iterative process working with the alexa certification team. It will help multiple developers if there is such an api.

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

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  5. Currently I wasn't able to find an option to create a smart home device in NodeJS ASK SDK. It only allows to create event handlers. For instance Insteon skill for Alexa allows to create devices that alexa can communicate directly with (i.e. you can ask alexa to turn on light switch derectly without saying: "tell skillname to turn on the lights").

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

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  8. It would be nice if we were able to implement fast forward and rewind capability in the Audio Player API. There is no built in intent that would allow us to do this. This would also need to include the current offsetinms (the amount of time that has been played so far) in the request to the code.

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  9. can Alexa listen and play audio at the same time?

    This could be in a quiz format for example, Alexa asks a quiz question and then plays dramatic/ tense music until the user responds with an answer

    For UX reasons, it would be good to avoid making the user use the wake word. I don't really want them to have to start each answer with "Alexa,.." or whatever.

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. I would like to see more CSS transforms for animation commands such as transform: rotateY() or rotateX on 2D objects.

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  14. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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