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. Notification on new store reviews

    There have been times when users have reported issues with skills via store reviews. It would be handy if we could get email notifications when new reviews are piblished against our skills in the store

    15 votes

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  2. 30 second audio / video preview of skill

    To help users decide whether a skill should be used it would be great to have a 30 second audio clip with a promo / preview of a skill.

    Similar to how the app store has videos or images of apps the user can listen before committing to enabling or invoking the skill.

    These clips would surface in three places:

    1. On the skills directory page in the Alexa App
    2. On the skills directory page in the amazon website
    3. As an option to listen to when Alexa recommends a skill

    The audio clip would be uploaded / submitted during the submission…

    13 votes

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  3. Developer Page/Profile in Alexa Skill Store

    It would be great to have a "Developer page" in the skill store, like a profile that lists all skills that this developer has published.

    I.e. make the name of the developer clickable in the skill store and show all skills that this person/company has published.

    13 votes

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  4. private skill routine

    Please allow beta tester to be able to add private skills to Routine.

    8 votes

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  5. Allow Hyperlink in Descriptions

    I write the URL of "Share Routine" in the description field.
    And You can share "Routine" by clicking on the hyperlink.

    7 votes

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  6. Alexa user “friendly”

    Alexa should listen briefly after a task is given and satisfied to hear if user says “thanks” and have Alexa always automatically respond “Your welcome” to support its user “friendly” interaction 😁

    6 votes

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  7. Night Light-- (Using Alexa Light Ring) for a specific amount of time.

    Night Light-- (Using Alexa Light Ring) for a specific amount of time.

    5 votes

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  8. Improved deeplinks and analytics for mobile web user acquisition

    There aren't good options for linking users to a skill for mobile devices on the web.

    • On desktop platforms, it makes sense to link to amazon.com/db/<product id>. The user is likely to be signed-in, and the user can enable to skill in one tap.

    However, on mobile web, all of the options are suboptimal:

    • On iOS, Linking to the amazon product link first opens the amazon app, and then the amazon app redirects the user to safari where it opens the link. I suspect that most users aren't signed-in on the web browser.

    • On iOS, Linking the user to the…

    5 votes

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  9. Allow Publishing Skills to a Limited Group of Users

    I have a skill that I recently developed for my niece's 12th birthday. I wrote it as a joke as it displays her picture, tells some trivial facts about her like taking hours to do her homework and ultimately wishes her "Happy Birthday". It is definitely not a skill I would publish to the general public. However, I would like to make it available to my sister's family and a few cousins. Other than the "Beta" feature, there is no way to publish a skill that can be made available to a limited/restricted audience. I have seen quite a few…

    5 votes

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  10. Skills Discoverability

    The skill discoverability is problematic. There should be a way to install the app by just asking "Alexa open Skill" or if the user asks a question that may be answered by a skill alexa should suggest to use that skill and automatically install it. This doesn't seem to be the case.

    4 votes

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  11. Allow Markdown for Descriptions

    At the moment we can only write descriptions in plain text. It would be nice to be able to use markdown to better format the descriptions.

    4 votes

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  12. Enabling a skill to link to a good on the Amazon retail store (either 1P or 3P)

    It would be great if you could build a skill and link it back to the Amazon retail store to goods. For example, how to do I fix my leaky faucet? Then it could go through the ways to fix the faucet, and enable to user to buy the parts or a new faucet, wrench, etc.

    4 votes

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  13. Submit only certain locales for Certification

    Submit only certain locales for Certification
    I have an app live in 5 regions
    en-US
    en-GB
    en-CA
    en-IN
    en-AU

    I only want to make changes to en-US and publish

    3 votes

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  14. Feature request for support of Videos in Skill descriptions

    Can I request a new feature where a video can be posted in the skill description so can show off the features of the skill

    3 votes

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  15. Overdrive audiobooks

    A skill that will allow alexa to connect directly to the overdrive library and play audiobooks or read kindle books that are checked out.

    2 votes

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  16. Use the echo show 8 camera as a motion detection device for the ring alarm system

    Use the echo show eight camera as a motion detection device which would integrate into the Ring Alarm system.

    2 votes

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  17. Have reviewers receive notification if their review receives a comment

    Currently, users can leave reviews for a skill. Someone, such as the developer, can respond in a comment. But the person who left a review is not notified about the comment. Those who leave reviews should also be alerted when people (such as the creator of the skill) responds to the comment.

    I had all 5-star reviews for my skill, which is a flash briefing. Then there was a feed issue for a few days, and some users left 1-star reviews, citing the feed issue. They said they would return/update when it got fixed.

    I commented to these people in…

    2 votes

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  18. Embedd Skill

    I'd wish you could provide a (html) standard-sample to embedd alexa skills into webpages (like a social-media button) to link to them in a standard format.

    2 votes

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  19. Skill-Update-Notes

    I'd really like it if you could add a possibility to add update notes when you update your skill. Some skills do this in their description, but this should not be part of a skills descriptions.

    2 votes

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  20. Extra information for the skills store by Amazon

    Would be nice to allow custom parameters in permission.
    User would be able from the skill section in its alexa app to enter a specific parameter ( let say (iota address) which is an 81 character parameter .
    the alexa skills would be able to use it's value and this will be secured by amazon.
    available for more details :
    iot.fabian.rami@gmail.com

    2 votes

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