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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)

Building a Voice-Enabled Podcast for the Car

Every new car coming out today allows you to use your Android phone for navigation, messaging, calls, and playing music by using Android Auto. Although cars have their own dashboard, using Android Auto on your mobile phone has huge advantages:

  • It allows addresses saved with Google Maps or Waze to be used without having to re-enter the addresses in the car's navigation system.
  • You can use your favorite messaging application, such as WhatsApp.
  • You can take advantage of Google Assistant and perform hands-free tasks, such as asking what the outside temperature is.
  • You can use your favorite music players, such as Sound Cloud or Spotify.
  • You do not have to learn a new car dashboard. For example, whenever I travel and get a new rental car, I plug in my phone and use Android Auto, and I am ready to go in a minute.

In this chapter, you...