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  1. The intent history tool is currently aggregated as a rolling window that goes back 30 days and covers any day where at least 10 unique users used the skill. Unfortunately, there is no way to view data from a smaller, more recent window. This is particularly troublesome for iterative design, as the process to enhance your intent model is extremely slow, something like:

    -Use Intent History to find cases where users are hitting the wrong intent, and fix skill (1 day)
    -Certification (1 week)
    -Wait for Intent History to clear out utterance misfires that were part of the rolling window…

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  2. I don't know if the intention is for the Mode Controller to replace the Input Controller in due course but as it stands the input controller does not have the full set of useful inputs in the localised markets.

    In the UK for example I would suggest that FM, DAB are certainly missing and arguably it would be useful to have the more branded Freesat, Freeview, Sky as likely components that are driving an input.

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  3. create an API to allow the end point to be updated

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  4. There is a problem with the simulator in that is doesn't show home cards for the Echo and Echo Dot. Since this is part of certification, it would be nice to be able to test this.

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  5. to enable end users recognize easily multimodal skills and incite them to activate and use on their screen devices (Echo SPOT,/Show/Tablets/TV..) , is it possible to show an extra iconnear each skill to indicate multimodal Ready for small/medium/large/extra screens on the skill store and/or on the skill details section ? In addition, skill developers may be interested to do extra development to get their skill compatible to multimodal and get more user engagement. Thanks, adrien

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  6. The SmartHome SDK RangeController accepts a unit of measure.

    It would be helpful if the full SI unit catalogue could be handled (both Base and Derived: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_System_of_Units#Base_units)

    I can immediately see a need for Hertz for example

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  7. In node.js if a user disables your skill, the framework should delete the persistent info record from the DynamoDB stream for the alexa skill automatically. Why leave dead data in my persistence store? The user has decided to disable the skill. It even gives you a warning that it will remove information but it's not deleting it from my dynamo db stream.

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  8. As of today, Amazon Polly has a korean voice available. However, this language can not be used in the Alexa SSML lang markup.

    Please consider supporting all available Amazon Polly voices in Alexa as well.

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  9. If the user says something like "Double nine seven three four three eight two double six" for the phone number 9973438266, as is the case with a lot of users, alexa can't convert it to a number.
    As of now, if the user says "Double (some number)", Alexa behaves unreliably. Sometimes it sends a question mark (?) and sometimes some unwanted request is called.
    As this is one of the most common ways to provide numbers, It would be good if this option is added to alexa sound library.

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  10. I had posted this previously but it seems to have disappeared?

    With the SmartHome SDK there is a need to prevent users accessing interfaces that are not in specific regions. For example, an Australian customer accessing the US endpoint may or may not have access to the SceneController capability or the TemperatureSensor capability.

    This is controlled at a level below the specific Alexa Gateway as some gateways only support some interfaces in some languages. We need a mechanism to identify which interfaces are supported.

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  11. particularly when testing, the endpoint address may change...regularly. Testing using a service such as NGROK for example it likely to change when services go down. if the host could create the end point and call an API to set it up that would be just great.

    thanks for considering.

    G

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  12. I run analysis against my skills to understand customer usage patterns. However, for some of my lower volume skills, this data can be clouded by interactions that happen for certification testing - and I have no way to know what traffic is from real users vs. certification testers. It would be great if userId's from certification testers included a specific format or key name (like "CERT") so I could filter them out in my analysis.

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  13. Currently the ASK SDK for Python supports data persistence using DynamoDB and it is recommended to use it, however, to expand some capabilities that only S3 can provide is a great alternative. the SDK for NodeJS already includes support for this officially. Not sure if this can be useful, I have implemented it and the information can be found here https://github.com/frivas/alexa-s3-persistence-python

    I hope you find it useful.
    Thank you very much.

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  14. Having a skill to have a calendar or scheduler to ad meetings or work schedule without having to line your phone or use any personal information

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  15. In developer console, I would let developers to SAVE the skill during certification stage and I would not BUILD the model. Bu this, it would be possible to continue development while putting in pause the distribution of it.

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  16. I can currently see what is music playing on devices through the Alexa app but I do not have the ability to see what’s being watched via my video streaming devices.

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  17. JSON is great, but YAML is way easier. Especially the configs for models can be quite long and the ability to add comments in YAML would really make it easier to read.

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  18. The current design of the APL Tool requires a lot of scrolling. I'd prefer to have two columns. The left column would have a tab across the top with options for Document | Resource | Styles | Layouts | Datasources. The json code would be displayed below the tab which would allow a lot more lines to be displayed with an option of increasing the font size. If Layouts is selected, an option could be made available to change between the diagrams and json code. The right column would have a top and bottom section with the preview on top…

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  19. It would be great to have way to see what skills are Echo Show/Spot/Any Screen and/or display ready.

    Otherwise people don't know what skills are just going to be audio, or have visuals on them.

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  20. When the Alexa simulator says "You just triggered <MyCustomIntent>", there should be some cue, message, indication, of the words in the intent handler code are not being heard. It's clear the intent handler was reached, the handler uses speak, how could anyone know what the problem is?

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