Currently some of the built in echo features have capabilities that the SDK is sorely lacking. The connected home feature can discover and query devices on the local network. This is something we should be able to do as well. Most existing apps store settings like the zip code associated with weather, or the address associated with traffic. It would be very useful to have this same ability. Just like we can create cards on the Echo phone app, we should be able to set up our own settings pages with simple string parameters.
Hi N. Fradkin, Thanks for your feedback. We take these feature requests very seriously, and have made the product team aware of them. We can't comment or speculate on future release, as I'm sure you can understand.