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EV Car/My Tesla - An Alexa skill for Amazon Echo / Tesla integration

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by Gol4, Jan 24, 2017.

  1. megakid

    megakid Member

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    Please can you enable this for worldwide availability? Can't find it anywhere on the Alexa skills 'store' here in the UK
     
  2. andrewket

    andrewket Well-Known Member

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    I can't find "EV car" in the US as a skill. Was it renamed?

    +1 for supporting multiple cars on the same account.
     
  3. electric_feel

    electric_feel The Electric Baron

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    Just found about this skill. Hope it comes back to the Echo soon!
     
  4. Gol4

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    Amazon really needs to get their act together on this. Their support process for issues like this is abysmal. I have opened a case but from past experience it takes days before getting any kind of response. I can only hope that they fix this soon.
     
  5. rush6410

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    I was registered before. It is not working. Says skill does not exist.
     
  6. Trailblazer

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    Same here.
     
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  7. Gol4

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    Since my logs / stats are showing 0 hits, I assume it isn't working for anyone :(
    Still waiting for Amazon support folks to wake up ...
     
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  8. BeesKnees

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    Your work is much appreciated. Thanks.
     
  9. Gol4

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    FYI folks there is still no response from Amazon. Not even an acknowledgement of the issue. I don't know how any serious development happens on this platform. I'm glad I don't do this as my day job :)
    Will post when I have an update.
     
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  10. sdorn

    sdorn Director of Awesome

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    I have the same error. Alexa reports skill does not exist, even though it is still listed in my Skills section in the Alexa app. There is an enable button there, but it doesn't do anything when you push it.
     
  11. RichardD

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    Any update? I'd love to try this.
     
  12. Gol4

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    The only update is that I got a message saying that somebody is "going t look into it". This is after sending a message every day for the last one week. Amazon is obviously not being able to scale to the increased use of the Alexa developer platform.
     
  13. RichardD

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    I will send them a request too, maybe if enough of us ask they will actually look into it?
     
  14. Gol4

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    Couldn't hurt. Thanks!

    BTW I saw a bunch of hits in the logs last night. They went through every single "intent" for the skill so I assume it was part of the testing for the certification. So looks like some progress.
     
  15. Gol4

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    Finally heard back from Amazon. Apparently they are no longer allowing skills that can "operate on car locks or windows". Looks like they are making new rules as they go along. So now we can have skills that can open a house front door but we cannot have a skill that can open a car door o_O And thanks for yanking a product from the store without any notification.

    Anyhow, I have updated the skill to disable door lock operation and have re-submitted for certification. Back to waiting...
     
  16. sdorn

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    They actually don't permit it for door locks on houses either. I have Smart Things and Alexa will only control on/off switches but not door locks or garage doors, etc. You can work around it by creating virtual switches that trigger routines which can do those things, but it is a pain in the butt that you can't just set it up directly. Even with the work around you have to tell Alexa to turn your garage door, etc. on and off rather than saying open or close.
     
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  17. alexvirital

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    That's really fracking stupid. Maybe instead of disallowing locks, just require secure devices like HomeKit does. :/
     
  18. Gol4

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    There seem to be some skills that do operate on house doors - ISY, Insteon etc. In any case my priority is to just get the skill back up - it's taken way too long. I'm making whatever changes they want. Yesterday they came back with feedback that a space was missing in the U.K. invocation name! I am seeing evidence of heavy testing in the logs so hopefully everything goes through by this weekend.
     
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  19. BeesKnees

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    Thanks for the update. Much appreciated.
     
  20. bward76

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    Please keep up the fight. I'm looking forward to finally use this. Let us know if we can help in any way.
     

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