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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)

Managing the Microsoft Azure Node.js service

Now you have successfully deployed your Node.js code, you will need to learn how to maintain it in Microsoft Azure. Microsoft Azure makes it very simple to maintain a Node.js service and also makes it very easy to scale out if your application happens to become very popular. Let's look at some of the menus that are in your henryApp1234 Node.js service.

Creating a backup of the service

You never know when there could be a catastrophic failure in the virtual server that maintains your Node.js service. To prepare for that, it is best practice to create a backup of your server contents. When you go to henryApp1234 in the Microsoft Azure portal, you will see Backup in the menu....