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Voice User Interface Projects

By : Henry Lee
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Voice User Interface Projects

By: Henry Lee

Overview of this book

From touchscreen and mouse-click, we are moving to voice- and conversation-based user interfaces. By adopting Voice User Interfaces (VUIs), you can create a more compelling and engaging experience for your users. Voice User Interface Projects teaches you how to develop voice-enabled applications for desktop, mobile, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. This book explains in detail VUI and its importance, basic design principles of VUI, fundamentals of conversation, and the different voice-enabled applications available in the market. You will learn how to build your first voice-enabled application by utilizing DialogFlow and Alexa’s natural language processing (NLP) platform. Once you are comfortable with building voice-enabled applications, you will understand how to dynamically process and respond to the questions by using NodeJS server deployed to the cloud. You will then move on to securing NodeJS RESTful API for DialogFlow and Alexa webhooks, creating unit tests and building voice-enabled podcasts for cars. Last but not the least you will discover advanced topics such as handling sessions, creating custom intents, and extending built-in intents in order to build conversational VUIs that will help engage the users. By the end of the book, you will have grasped a thorough knowledge of how to design and develop interactive VUIs.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

Certifying Android Auto

When this book was written, in August 2018, Android Auto was not open to all developers. The Android Auto application was only available in the marketplace to tier-one approved vendors, such as WhatsApp, Spotify, Waze, Pondora, and ABC News. You can easily check out some of the available Android Auto apps by going to Android Auto | Apps for Android Auto.

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Android Auto applications

Google has not yet to announce when the Android Auto development will be open to all developers so that third-party applications can be created and available for all Android Auto users. But it is important to be on the breeding edge and at least develop Android application in development mode and learn to interface with Android Auto now, so that when the Android Auto marketplace is open, you will be way ahead of your competition...