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  1. Allow more adult profiles

    Currently, profiles are limited to 2 adults, as the same system is used for prime membership sharing. Please implement another type of adult user without prime sharing. This would allow different users to have their own configuration, it should be linked to voice profile so that when my son asks for calendar details then he gets HIS calendar details, likewise my self and my wife.

    Voice profiles are not meeting this need currently. Sure, it's possible for different users to have their own alexa on their own account, but this does not allow features such as announcements, remote commands, and…

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  2. Brief mode setting being being passed through to Skill developers

    Together with the JSON request, developers should be able to see if a user has 'brief mode' active or not.
    This gives the skill developer more insight into the user preferences and they can choose to shorten their skill responses.

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  3. Allow users to interrupt apps and call appropriate callback

    Allow developers to be able to define callbacks for user interruptions.

    At the moment, as soon as Alexa start responding to the user, he must listen to the full response or quit the app.
    There's no option to suppress current response and stay in the app.

    Consider an example:
    Alexa: I found three news articles related to your query. Article #1: [title of the article] Article #2: [title of the article] Article #3: [title of the article]

    Assume that the app allows the user to then listen to the full article. He needs to wait for the full message to…

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  4. Ability to ask about currently executing skill

    Ability to ask Alexa what skill it is/was currently executing.

    I test skills through a combination of ngrok, the skill's backend log and my Alexa device. So I should see everything. Sometimes Alexa seems to lose contact with my skill. It would be nice to ask Alexa about what skill it thinks it is running.

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  5. Skill Review ETA

    Idea: Post an ETA for Skill acceptance. I submitted my skill over 2 weeks ago and it is still sitting there with a status of "In Review".

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  6. bug in Analytics locale selection

    bug.
    for my skill which is published for US, UK, and CA, the Analytics view lists the option for U.S. twice, and no option for C.A. One of the two U.S. options returns no data. The other works as expected.

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  7. Alexa for Business - "Assignable default skill" and "invoke by Echo button"

    Lets let Alexa for Business users assign a single skill which can be invoked via Echo button.

    These use cases are:

    * Retail for product display information
    * Museum Exhibits
    * Information Kiosks
    * Logistical scenarios where the Alexa device cannot be in physical contact with the end user.
    * Especially critical for high noise environments such as where many people are already speaking ie, inside a visitor center location.

    The device id already is distinguished inside the setup of AFB and skills can selectively supply information *as appropriate

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  8. SSML - Interpret As character - Doesn't respect case

    Interpret-as tag allows you to have the device speak characters, numbers, addresses, etc.

    One thing I noticed however is it doesn't respect case. I was wondering if something can perhaps be added to address this? If you echo out the below ssml you will just get a-b-t-h back. Ideally it would say Capital A, lowercase b, Capital T, lowercase h. I have a skill that echos back password values that are generated with different case. Right now I have to pass this into a function and do this mapping on my own, would be nice if it was something built…

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  9. Smart Home Entertainment Presets

    Our hifi devices have a feature which we call pins, but can be more generally described as presets - a bit like the ones you'd find on a car radio. It provides instant access to preselected music.

    We'd like to offer these through our Smart Home Skill, for the moment, we've overloaded the Channel API permitted 6 channels 1 to 6 and also PIN x where x is a the number 1 to 6. This makes starting a pin rather awkward as you need to ask:

    Alexa, change channel to PIN 4 on Kitchen

    Would it be possible to introduce…

    2 votes
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  10. Cosidering Alexa developer reward as achievement

    Issuing a certificate etc for the developers whose skill qualified for the most engaging skill reward or other.

    Reason: One of my skill recently qualified for the reward but I doubt even receiving it because of my nationality and student profile

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  11. "Stop" when "Follow up" mode is on....

    While I'm a fan of the newly launched "Follow up" mode, how it handles stop in the context of a Third Party skill creates some non-trivial user experience problems, where the skill continues to listen after the user has said "stop". For users, "Stop" has a clear meaning. Stop the interaction with Alexa. It doesn't mean, stop talking to the skill and lets go back to "Alexa proper". That's not the user's mental model.

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  12. Unlink Endpoint

    Please provide an endpoint for when a user disables (unlinks) a linked skill.
    This will allow us to know its time to delete any data we have for the user, and therefore be good to users with the use of their data.

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  13. Show raw response from https server

    I would like to be able to test my skill and see the actual raw response from my https server

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  14. One-click return to console

    Should be easier to return to the console from the details of a specific skill. Rather than (or in addition to) "Your Alexa Consoles", add a "Current Console" link that provides a one-click return to the current console.

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  15. fire tv do not block screen during conversation with Alex

    When Fire TV interacts with Alexa popup is displayed on the TV with dialog conversation blocking TV screen. If my firetv app can respond to alexa command I would like to utilize TV for displaying app related information instead of that dialog

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  16. Add 'Request Desktop Site (Version)' option to Echo's Web Browser

    Currently, many of the websites that I visit on Echo redirects me to a mobile version of the website, which basically tells me to download the app (ex. https://open.spotify.com/). I would love the option for the silk to request 'Desktop Version' of the site, so it won't be redirected to the 'get the app' website.

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  17. Ability to Hide Top Bar in Browser

    The top bar in Echo's Silk browser does not always disappear when scrolling up. There are some website where that feature does not work (ex. https://play.pocketcasts.com/). Please, either fix the automatic scroll up bug or add a button to hide top bar in Echo's Silk Browser.

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  18. Trigger\Call lambda from routine

    Being able to call a lamda function from a routine would provide a high level of customization, and allow a person to trigger an action from an event. Currently you are forced to use only what is supported out of the box and cant build anything on top of that. Lamda calling would allow for that.

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  19. Langauge development

    You should increase the languages in Alexa.

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  20. time

    Usage time limitations/time plans/temporarily deactivation of Echo devices via Alexa app to prevent children from using the device/consuming content excessively or during night etc.

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