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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)

Setting up the Xamarin project for Android Auto

Continuing from the previous section, you will be configuring the Xamarin project for Android Auto:

  1. Open Visual Studio 2017.
  2. Go to the project through File | Open | Project / Solution, go to the MyPodCast directory, and choose the MyPodCast.sln file.
  3. Go to Tools | Android | Android SDK Manager.
  4. In the Platforms tab, go to Android 5.0 Lollipop and select Android SDK Platform 21.
  5. In Tools | Extras | Android Auto API Simulators and Android Auto Desktop Head Unit (DHU) emulator are selected.
  1. Click Apply Changes.

The following screenshot shows the Android SDK manager for installing DHU:

Installing DHU
  1. Download and unzip ( the file to the MyPodCast\Resources directory. The downloaded file contains all the images and icons you will need to build the MyPodCast application.
  2. Go back to the Visual Studio MyPodCast...