I saw this post https://developer.amazon.com/blogs/alexa/post/8cc45487-d5fb-413b-b6c7-eeea4794d10c/amazon-announces-notifications-for-alexa-feature-is-coming-soon-sign-up-to-stay-tuned
About notifications being added to Alexa and I already see options within AccuWeather where you have to give permission for these notifications to be pushed to your device, but it seems useless, you still have to ask Alexa to tell you what the notifications are, they don’t just play automatically.
So, how is this any different having to say Alexa, what are my notifications or what did I miss? instead of just specifically asking for the latest weather update.
Is this all they are going to do or are they eventually going to allow full on notifications (with opt in permission per skill) so you can push actual notifications that get spoken right away.
It would be awesome if Alexa knew I had to go somewhere at 3pm, saw the weather was going to rain and would alert me at 2:30 or something and tell me to bundle up and bring an umbrella because it’s going to rain etc. you get the idea or for any app to be able to push spoken word or selected alerts from other skills such as described above with playing music when you come home from work without you having to ask it to, so it can be built into some kind of scene that gets triggered etc. and greets you, tells you what you missed while away, asks you things or what ever. Wakes you up in the morning by reading your to-do list for the day, triggered by you getting out of bed or something lol.
All kinds of cool ideas, we just need everyone to get together and learn how to play nice with each other, so everything can communicate with everything else and do, well, everything lol