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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)

Creating a new Xamarin project

In this section, you will be creating an Android Auto Xamarin project in Visual Studio:

  1. Start Visual Studio 2017.
  2. Go to File | New | Project
  3. Select Blank App (Android)
  4. Name the project MyPodCast and click OK

The following screenshot shows the MyPoadCast Blank App (Android):

MyPodCast Blank App (Android)
  1. Once the project is created, you will see Solution Explorer showing the project's structure.

The following screenshot shows the MyPodCast that we created and the project structure in Solution Explorer:

New MyPodCast project
  1. Click on Solution 'MyPodCast' (1 project), which is found in Solution Explorer and press CTRL + S to save the project.
  2. Right-click on MyPodCast project | Open Folder in File Explorer and Windows File Explorer will open the MyPodCast folder. Here, you will find the files and directories that were created...