Alexa Skills - Developer Voice And Vote

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  1. I have created a skill that manages daily routines. When invoked, the skill needs to calculate If a user completed a task on the same day.

    As of now, I'm guessing the timezone by the locale, but this is far from exact.

    Asking for the postal code permission is a deal breaker.

    I'm sure there are a lot of other skills that also would benefit from knowing the timezone.

    135 votes

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  2. At the moment initialising and ask-cli requires a few manual steps to set-up authentication and the connection to AWS.

    This basically renders the ask-cli useless for continuous integration and deployment processes.

    I suggest adding support for the ask-cli to be run with cmd flags and/or environmental variables only. In particular this requires accessing ASK with long lived tokens rather than the current (browser-based) OAuth flow.

    9 votes

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  3. Error messages at the moment are not verbose enough. Recently I started getting error: "Error occured: INVALID_RESPONSE, An exception occurred while dispatching the request to the skill.". I had to debug it for ages to figure out that the problem was that my response was too big. Couldn't the error tell it? It says when SSML is wrong, but not stuff like this?

    As I said, my idea would be to add more verbose error messages to tell more info what is wrong with the response.

    6 votes

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  4. Port the existing skill-sample-nodejs-buttons-trivia repo to Python

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  5. Please consider adding examples on how to set up simple dialogs using the new python ASK-SDK.

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  6. Could you please create a python version of the skill-sample-nodejs-audio-player sample code? I'd love to see a multi-stream example where the user could skip forward / backwards by a user specified number of seconds.

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  7. Please allow us to create custom alarm skill so that we can create really cool features with that.

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  8. Create a dedicated ask sdk for python. I know there is flask ask but a dedicated sdk of amazon would attract a lot more developer

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  9. Current Device Address permission is limiting. Expose geographical location of the hosted device in the form of Latitude, Longitude inferred from network signals such as IP address etc. for richer Customer Experience.

    Existing full spec of HTML5/W3C Geolocation API:
    https://www.w3.org/TR/geolocation-API/

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  10. For performance issue, AWS lambda is not enough of the performance. Alternatively, We use HTTPS endpoint to integrate with CloudFront.
    current ASK-SDK does not support HTTPS response.
    Now it looks optimized to AWS Lambda.

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