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.

To keep this site purpose-driven and actionable, we moderate requests. Here’s some guidance on how to create great feature requests that can be evaluated by our development teams. For conversation, dialogue or help, you should visit our Alexa forums. We appreciate your input.

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  1. Available AMAZON.FallbackIntent on Brazil

    Hello gurus,

    When the AMAZON.FallbackIntent will be available on Brazil ?
    

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  2. Programmatic access to the device info (network status, etc.)

    The programmatic access to the device info data would open new opportunities for business that serve the customers through Alexa.
    Also, it would allow to access the data about the environment in which the device is operated.

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  3. Langauge development

    You should increase the languages in Alexa.

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  4. 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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  5. pls open up APIs in these two areas: barcode standard on Amazon delivery package and access to customer orders

    your dev team pointed us to here [CASE 6496422201] Ecobrites[ALEXA][MEB521E26AO7B]

    We are requesting Amazon to open up these two APIs to us:
    (1). barcode standards on Amazon home Delivery Boxes; and 
    (2). an API to access Amazon customer orders via Alexa/Echo home hub.

    We are working on a new Smart Delivery Box - a system and technology (patent pending) and this will enhance Amazon customer experience by:
    (A). eliminating delivery errors and mistakes;
    (B). preventing package thief; and 
    (C). competing Strategically to other (alien) deliveries

    We are building firmware in our scanner that will be scanning every Amazon home delivery package,  then…

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  6. Enable integration of third party voice authentication mechanisms

    Many large companies have or utilize third party voice authentication mechanisms to provide voice auth across a number of channels (e.g.,IVR, mobile app). While voice profiles are available through Alexa, is it possible to have an option to reuse existing third party voice auth APIs companies have invested in already within Alexa Skills?

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  7. Allow two way video for Echo show with WebRTC

    Need two way video support using RTCSessionController to enable lot of skills, long with much needed Aira for Visually impaired. This is a much add feature and I hope low hanging for enabling accessibility using Aira.

    https://aira.io

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  8. Provide function for escaping text in APL templates

    According to the docs, APL Text items support some HTML-like markup, with a custom escape method for special characters:

    https://developer.amazon.com/docs/alexa-presentation-language/apl-text.html

    There should be a function in the SDKs that we can use for escaping a plain text string, to display it as-is.

    Also, the chart under "Markup characters in text must be replaced with character entity references" is a little confusing. E.g. what are we supposed to replace &, <, and > with?

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  9. Remove the conflict between Smart home device and Custom skill

    Hi,

    As I was creating a custom skill to control the TV through IR, after saying "Alexa, turn on the tv" it goes to the smart home skill section and says"No smart devices are found in your account" so As I was asking about this in forum they said this always will happen for custom skill you need invocation and all but if this feature is implemented it will be best.

    You can have a checker or switcher which looks for smart home devices connection(In smart home skill) if none found it will search it in custom skill and after…

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  10. Reply of Intent confirmation

    I am developing a skills and using intent confirmation, when I reply to confirmation then it takes only 'Yes' and 'No'.
    There are no any other option to use synonyms of 'Yes' and 'No'.
    I.e. For 'Yes' -> 'exactly', 'ok','yea', 'fine' etc.
    For 'No' -> 'Sorry', 'Not' etc.

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  11. Slot for IPV4 address

    IP address slot

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  12. Custom Skills hosted in India

    The ability to host Custom Skills in Mumbai region

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  13. Controlling Roku with Alexa using Python

    Using Alexa to control Roku. There is an available app but it is only free for a few commands per month. Also tailored to my Roku channels and it has better navigation. Back end written in Python. Uses ngrok so my laptop is the back end so it can control Roku locally.

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  14. Don't require constant customer dialog interaction for long-form content

    I would love to see some improvement to the possible interactions that can occur between an Alexa skill and customers. Currently, it relies heavily on a back and forth dialog with customers, but isn't well-suited to long-form content (like articles, which I'll use as an example throughout going forward). I'd like to be able to return a relatively small amount of an article at a time, and react to events emitted by the Alexa infrastructure that allow me to prepare the next chunk of the article and present it to the customer seamlessly, without any interruption.

    Say we have a…

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  15. Name-Free interaction for Private Skill

    We will like a Name-Free interaction for Private Skill.
    Since more users will use private skill, Name-Free interaction can make people easy to trigger and use private skills.

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  16. 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…

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  17. Support running ask commands in npm scripts

    To avoid having ask-cli installed globally which is not good when working with other developers together who might have version mismatches, it would be nice when you could trigger ask commands with npm scripts.

    For example:
    package.json:
    "scripts": {
    "validate": "ask validate"
    }

    Currently this throws errors like described here:
    https://forums.developer.amazon.com/questions/211596/run-ask-commands-as-npm-script.html?childToView=212326#comment-212326

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  18. 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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  19. Interaction model size

    Increase the interaction model size from 2.5MB. This limits the usability to a great extent. It has a lot of scope from a business perspective if the size is increased.

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  20. Amazon Pay in Mexico

    Amazon Pay is the only option for payment option as of now in Alexa. For Mexico, Amazon Pay is not available.

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