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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)

Submitting cooking app to Amazon marketplace

In order to submit your app to the Amazon marketplace and get it approved, your voice application must abide by their policies. Here is a quick list of subjects you would need to consider:

  • Violation of trademarks and branding: Respect intellectual property and do not infringe upon others' copyright. Consider before using any resource whether there are any legal implications. For example, you would not want to use images from other companies or use trademarked voices as part of your application.
  • Child directed: Your voice application should not sell products to, or collect data from, children.
  • Health: Collecting and exposing personal health information is not allowed.
  • Purchasing and selling products: In order to sell products, your voice application must utilize Amazon In-Skill purchasing (
  • Advertising...