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. Private Skill availability in Germany and without Alexa for Business

    It would be great to be able to deploy skills only to invited users, e.g. users that receive a link for activation. Additionally, private skills should be made available in Germany and without Alexa for Business context.

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  2. Allow gadgets to auto reconnect to alexa after being paired

    I think it would be better for the user experience if gadgets have the ability to reconnect automatically to Alexa without requiring the user triggering it. If the gadget did already pair with Alexa why need the user to trigger reconnection ? As a user that's what i would expect.

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  3. hosted skills for everything

    There should be the hosted skill option for all types of skills.

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  4. remember list of utterances, or add every utterance to a dropdown list

    I would love to be able keep list of all sentences entered in the "Alex Simulator" so we can select from them.

    Right now you always need to copy
    / paste or type the text over and over again.

    Thank you
    and Warm Regards

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  5. Beta Invite through an API

    It would be cool when a beta test is in progress, that there is an API or similar to give the developer the opportunity to automatically invite beta testers to the test.
    Like a user is registering to the beta test and further he will also be added to the beta test for the skill.

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  6. Manage Music in Alexa for Business

    As a business, being able to turn off access or manage per device/room to playing Music when devices in open areas.

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  7. Blog blueprint for non-WordPress blogs?

    How about a Blog blueprint for sites other than WordPress blogs? Why not any text-based RSS feed? (Blogger, for instance.)

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  8. console log in test

    make it possible to easily see console output. output of console.log() should be visible somewhere within the UI for debugging purposes on the test screen. Doesn't seem checking device log does that, I don't see anything there even though there is a console.log call in my launchrequest handler.

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  9. Add Typescript support to ask-cli

    Actually we can create and deploy javascript alexa skills, it would be great if we can do with typescript too.

    I think it's not so hard to add typescript support (transpile before deploy)

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  10. Page Ranking for Skill in Store(s) based on keywords (e.g. skills SEO feature)

    I have clients that want to rank well for their skills against keywords or phrases to aid discoverability but there is no way of determining where a skill will be shown in the skill store without some sort of SEO / Keyword(s) ranking facility.

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  11. Emulate "Tap to Alexa" silent commands

    Add the ability for a skill to execute a "silent" voice command as is currently done in "Tap to Alexa"

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  12. The ability to play downloaded audio. Please

    There is this video on YouTube thats about an hour of the video game Skyrim's beautiful ambiance, music, wind, and everything. I converted it to audio so that I can add it to my morning routine but couldn't which was a bummer but then I realized if I can't add custom audio I can't make a cool intruder alert routine which sucks as well. On top of that there is this song(selfish love by Stephane Huguenin) from a video game thats a remake of the original song and it's not there.

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  13. alex developer console would be more helpful if it could process pre recorded audio files

    The alexa developer console would be more helpful if it had the ability to test on a batch of pre-recorded audio files. Since its cumbersome to wait for the Alexa to respond for each query. Instead results could be reviewed at a later time to speed up the process. Also, pre recorded audio files can be modified with artifical noise to see how intents are extracted under various background conditions.

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  14. Standalone Wearable

    We already have Amazon Dash Wand. Why not miniaturized it into a wearable like a fitness tracker (without the barcode scanner) so that we can have a standalone wearable with built-in Alexa? That way we can talk to Alexa wherever we are as long it is connected to the internet via WiFi (just like the Amazon Dash Wand).

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  15. Proactive event schema for loyalty awarding

    We'd like an event schema that can be used to notify people that their loyalty points / currency has been tracked / awarded.

    For example:

    Your [number] [award currency] awarded for your [action] at [merchant] for [currency] on [date] has been [status]

    Your 100 Avios awarded for your purchase at John Lewis for £300 on 7th November 2019 has been tracked

    Your 100 Avios awarded for your purchase at John Lewis for £300 on 7th November 2019 has been confirmed

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  16. Provide header information on Alexa Developer Console Test page

    Alexa Developer Console Test page should include request header information to aid debugging and testing of request verification and validation requirements.

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  17. Need a way to keep track of a private game score example backgammon

    When playing a game like backgammon I would like to have Alexa store the game score. The I score would have to be given to Alexa. For example "Alexa Update Score. Steve 3 John 5". "Alexa Score" then Alexa would say " Steve 3 John 5. The user can then update the score at any time using the command "Alexa Update Score" or "Alexa Clear Score" which would clear the score. After a "Clear Score" command the Alexa response would be " No Score stored" Ability to give as many names followed by a score. Example "Alexa Update Score John…

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  18. Video APL skill example

    please create and show us, how video skill throught video apl controller should work. (controls, list...)

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  19. Time slot filling

    I'm pretty sure this has been done a lot, but the timeslot filling needs a lot of work. The slot confirmation should automatically be able to derive am/pm and know when to ask e.g. if you ask alexa (not in the skill) to set and alarm for 12, she says "midnight or midday?", ask for 6 she says "morning or afternoon", ask for 6pm she accepts it as 18:00. Apparently this is handled in Amazon Lex, but not here. Having to code for this manually in the skill is cumbersome. Thanks.

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  20. Reminder event

    As a developer, I would want the same API event like list event to synchronize Alexa reminder with third party app.
    The event will give add, modify or removed reminder event and the ability to add modify et remove reminder in Alexa app.
    Actually I can access only to reminder that my skill create, I would want access to all.

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