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  1. We need more proactive notification event scheme types.

    We need more proactive notification event scheme types. The current set is very limited. We want to inform a user of utility company disruption (eg a gas leak or water leak) in their postcode area.

    Why not have a generic event that just takes a message string??

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  2. Proactive Notification template for new content (podcast, blog post, sermon, talk, seminar) available from skill

    Need to be able to notify users that new content has just been made available. Might fit into the Media Content template, but instead of notifying about upcoming content, this would be a notification that the content has just posted and is now available. This Notification would be helpful for listeners of blogs and podcasts and seminars and sermons, etc.

    15 votes
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  3. Add an AMAZON.SmartHomeEvent.Updated notification

    As more smart home skills are added that work with cycle based processes and devices such as recipe steps, ovens, washer, dryers,etc it would be very helpful to be able to proactively send Alexa notifications such as "Your upper oven preheat is complete" or "Your oven cook timer is complete" or "Your washer is done" or "Your dryer cycle is complete" or " It's time to baste the roast"

    We have gotten solid feedback from our consumers saying that if they can start a cycle with Alexa, why can't Alexa tell them when the cycle is complete. These types of…

    4 votes
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  4. Moving queue number for submitted skill in review

    Provide a number in review queue that progresses so skill submitters know how fast it is progressing, and get assurance it is not stagnating like it is now with a week out in review for a submitted skill after making required changes. For example see skill amzn1.ask.skill.16f0c21c-ec95-458e-a6e3-cb70528441f2 that is sitting waiting with no action or further suggestions if any nor approval.

    4 votes
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  5. Extend Weather Proactive Event Schema

    Extend weather schemas to general local/civil warnings.

    Currently there are only some weather events for tornado, hurricane, snow sturm and thunder storm.

    But there are more (general) types that should be selectable. Like earthquake, terrorist attack, avalanche, flood, chemical accident and many more civil warnings.

    I think the weather alert should be convert to a local alert or something like this.

    3 votes
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  6. Add Custom Message and GarbageType Options to Proactive Event AMAZON.TrashCollectionAlert.Activated Schema

    Ideally, we could add our own custom message instead of being limited to the phrasing currently provided.

    Our main focus, currently, is to push a notification to citizens when their trash pickup is delayed due to a holiday.

    Desired user experience: "Due to the <holiday name> holiday, your trash pickup date has changed to <date>."

    Additionally, for most citizens, there are only 3 types: non-recyclable, recyclable, and heavy trash. These are all picked up on the same day of the week, so even if we wanted to enumerate the different types, a limit of 5 would not be enough and…

    3 votes
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  7. Extend Weather Proactive Event Schema to include common conditions

    Please extend Weather Proactive Event Schema to include common conditions such as rain, snow, wind, UV, etc

    1 vote
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  8. Weather alert Proactive Events schema for italian alert system

    Hi!
    For my civil protecion's NPO, I'd like to develop a weather alert skill.

    We are in Italy, and the provided weather alert schema is tailored for US.

    For the compliance with italian alert system we nedd totally different data and messages.

    It's quite difficult to explain, but I try.

    Italy is divided in Regions and every region has its alert zones (number can vary from a Region to another).

    The principal weather events are: rain, heavy rain, flood, heartquake, snow, heat alert, fog.

    Every weather event has a level (from green to red) that indicates the severity of the…

    1 vote
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  9. Please add a Proactive Events Schema for Medical Appointment Reminders.

    The current Occasion.Updated Schema is close but a little too restrictive for a general Medical Appointment reminder.

    The ability to use a schema that allows us to specify the following would be really helpful:

    Hello. This is <appointment.clinicName> reminding <appointment.patientName> of your <appointment.date> appointment with <appointment.providerName> at <appointment.providerLocation>. Please arrive at <appointmentArrivalTime>. You may contact us at <appointment.phone> to cancel or reschedule. <appointment.otherInstructions>.

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  10. Alarm on all devices and to do list widget

    Make an option to have the alarm/timers go off on all alexa devices or selected ones instead of just the one where the alarm/timer is set

    Make a To Do list widget or make alexa able to add things to other apps like Gtask To Do list etc. I would use this a lot more if I didnt have to open the app to access my to do list

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  11. Skill Action Follow Up Notification

    For skills that perform an action requiring follow-up (e.g. lock a door --> the door is now locked; close the garage --> the garage is now closed), there should be a window of time whereby the skill is able to respond back to the user without keeping the connection to Alexa open.

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