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. Alexa auto Invoke to read Notification

    I want to create some skills that could aromatically invoke Alexa to return some notifications upon satisfying certain criterion like meeting certain conditions or at certain time period. So, I want Alexa Team to make such a feature so that developers can use it.
    For example :There is a notification message which you want Alexa to automatically read out by getting automatically invoked at a certain time upon satisfying certain condition.

    Please, create such a feature and for any quwriqu regarding this idea please follow back.

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  2. Play reminders and alarms on all devices or grouped devices/control which reminders and alarms play on which devices

    A reminder is of little help if it plays in the kitchen when I'm in the bedroom. My 84 year old Dad needs reminders for many things but found that buying multiple devices does not allow those reminders to playback from all devices. Need a way to set reminders, alarms and even timers to play from all devices or ideally a matrix can be setup to choose which reminders play from which devices.

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  3. APL Support for smartphones

    Hey,

    I don't understand why APL is not available on smartphones. Smartphones are able to display simple cards but not to show APL-rendered screens. I understand the difficulty of different screen sizes here but it would be really cool if you could implment APL in your Alexa-App (especially for testing).

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  4. Allow skills to bind to a custom wake word.

    Allow users or to configure wake words to use a specific skill as the context.

    Probably best to use the skills installed as the wake word and have a finite list of currently active wake words.

    Alexa, ask Lyft how much a Lyft Plus from home to work
    becomes
    Lyft how much is a Lyft Plus from home to work

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  5. Autosave please!

    Please auto save! I've lost many edits on the older-version of this tool due to the lack of autosave. :)

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  6. Provide barge-in flag on request

    As a developer, I would like a field on an incoming intent request payload that tells me whether that request was the result of a barge-in or not.

    Rationale:
    Today, there is no way to know whether an incoming intent in a live session was the result of the user completely listening to the previous response, or the result of the user doing a barge-in by invoking their wake word. There are several use cases where this information would be useful, but the two most important are:


    1. If you were giving instructions to your user at the end of your…
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  7. bluetooth "brief mode" turns off device connection notification off

    having alexa blast "playing from <device name>" is very annoying and there is not setting to turn it off. I would like to propose that a setting be added or that "brief mode" would mute these bluetooth connection/playing notifications.

    There is a question related here: https://www.amazonforum.com/s/question/0D54P00006zStJTSA0/how-do-i-stop-alexa-from-telling-me-its-connected-to-my-phone

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  8. Enable custom slot validation for multi-turn dialogs when using manual delegation to provide a default.

    The use case is described in the docs here: https://developer.amazon.com/docs/custom-skills/delegate-dialog-to-alexa.html#default-value-example

    The exception being that I'm using a custom slot with validation (entity resolution). If I send a response back with Dialog.Delegate and include the entity resolution in that response, it's ignored by the Alexa service.

    A more complete description of the issue with example code can be found here: https://github.com/alexa/alexa-skills-kit-sdk-for-python/issues/85

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  9. Support percentage for volume

    Currently, I can't say "Alexa, set volume to 50%". I get the response "Sorry, you can only set the volume between 1 & 10". This is small change, but I think much more intuitive for users.

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  10. Provide programmatic access to device wake word

    Allow skill builders to reference the wake word for a device when sending responses back from a skill.

    This would allow skill builders the ability to include precise instructions for how to use the skill or Alexa 1p functionality to their customers.

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  11. Stateful interaction model

    Imagine a situation. I have a simple game, which uses states. One state is initial, another one is game state and the last one is the end game state.

    I have x amount of intents which are: launch, answer, pass a question, players amount, stop, yes and no intents. I know that these are not all of the required intents, but I want to keep this example short.

    Lets say player launches the game. At this state I want user to say how many players he wants to play with. But because game answer intent has a lot of answers…

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  12. Include the skill name in the "beta test complete" notification

    In the notification "Beta test for Alexa skill is complete" please include the respective skill name. We have many skills in development at at any given time and it's really annoying to look through all of them and check which one expired.

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  13. Alexa Smart Home: actual support for devices which are traditionally controlled by up/down or open/close switches

    If you want to add the ability to, for example, control blinds in your smart home skill, the only option you have is the Alexa.PercentageController Interface.
    This leaves you with the option to control your blinds by saying something like: "Alexa, set blinds to sixty". This feels very unnatural in our opinion. Wouldn't it be much more convenient to control such devices by saying: "Alexa, open/close blinds"? An optional "Alexa, stop" utterance could then interrupt the process.

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  14. Support display directives in progressive responses

    Currently, progressive responses only support voice/audio directives. Our skill can often take 5 - 8 seconds to complete its API calls to load up data required by a user's particular request. We would like to send down a display directive in a progressive response, allowing us to show a "splash screen" on Echo Show/Spot/Fire Cube (?) while the user waits for her request to be fulfilled.

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  15. DialogDirectives and DisplayTemplate in the same "turn"

    I would like to use Dialog Directives and Rendering via a Display Template in the same "turn". Right now, we are only able to use diasplat cards ("CofirmIntentWithCard"...)

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  16. Support for Old Console Style Intents and Utterances

    Allow for the creation and pasting of intent schema and sample utterance in the style of the old console. Provide a box to write sample utterances and intent schema into in the old style.

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  17. Enable work with Echo Spot in-built camera on custom skill development

    I would like suggest the possibility of incorporating a Camera Skill Kit in order to allow developers to manage the Echo Spot/Show in-built camera on custom skills.

    I am thinking about all kind of skills that developers could design, like facial scanners, fall detector, etc..

    10 votes
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  18. Setting up routines and reminders through an API

    Allow development of custom app with feature compatibility with Alexa Companion App. This can be done through exposing functionality like setting up reminders, routines, address book, calling and messaging through either avs-SDK or expose server APIs.

    This will be particularly useful in Alexa for Business settings.

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  19. Alexa, did the power go out today?

    She can't tell me how long she has been on, when she last rebooted, I want to know if the power tripped, and ideally how long it was out.

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  20. Multiple Audio Streams For Skills

    This would enable music, dialogue, sfx and background ambiences to start and stop independently and play simultaneously at runtime.

    Ideally, some form of looping/ crossfading/ blocking/ ducking would be natively supported as well, though this could potentially be handled on the server or client side if the audio stream was able to be left open at great length.

    Some form of this is already built into the Alexa stack as can be observed when Alexa interrupts music being played: In this case music doesn't stop but rather it ducks while TTS audio fires simultaneously.

    Exposing this feature to the Skill…

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