WP8 Speech – Exploring the MVVM pattern

Today’s post will be the first in a series discussing how I’ve used the MVVM (Model, View, View Model) pattern to build a full blown user experience for the “Search On” application I’ve previously blogged about. If you haven’t read the earlier posts, you might want to take a few minutes and see where we…

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WP8 Voice Commands: Dynamic Phrase Lists … From Azure!

Over the last couple weeks, I’ve been demonstrating various features of the new speech platform included in Windows Phone 8.0. So far, we’ve covered the following topic areas: Start Speech Enabling your apps! … where I consolidated a bunch of resources, and uploaded a video of a “real world” Windows Phone application that I’ve “speech…

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WP8 Voice Commands: Wildcards

In today’s post, we’re going to dig into a very useful feature of the Windows Phone 8.0 speech platform, specifically how to use wildcards with the VoiceCommandService. As those of you following along already know, in our first post, we built a WP8 speech app, called “Search On”, enabling users to “Search On Amazon” by…

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WP8 Voice Commands: Phrase Lists

Today, I ’m going to show you how to extend the app we built in yesterday’s post, using something we call Phrase Lists. Using a Phrase List, we’ll be able to let users of our “Search On” application “Search on” 15 more sites, not just search on Amazon.com. Here are a couple examples of how…

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How many lines of code does it take to build a complete WP8 speech app?

In today’s post, I’m going to show you how to use the three different parts of the speech platform on Windows Phone 8.0: Voice Commands, Speech Recognition, and Speech Synthesis. To do that, we’re going to build an actual application, that has real value, but hopefully will be less than 100 lines of code. Ready?…

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Windows Phone 8 is here! Start speech enabling your apps…

It’s time to start speech enabling your Windows Phone applications, developers! In today’s post, I’ll kick things off by consolidating and linking to a bunch of different resources that you can use to get started. I’ll also show you a real world application, that’s not a toy / sample app, that I’ve built using the…

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Developers: Coming soon to a phone near you… Windows Phone 8

Windows Phone 8 is almost here!! Joe Belfiore introduced Windows Phone 8 to the world in June, 2012. Kevin Gallo summarized what’s new for developers, just a week later. The new Windows Phone Dev Center came online in August. The Windows Phone 8 SDK Preview program was announced in September. The Windows Phone 8 press…

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Want to see what you can do with Speech across 3 screens and a cloud?

Happy 2010!   I talked about what we’ve all been up to in 2009 in the Speech group on the Speech Team blog the other day… Focusing across the 3 screens and a cloud…   I also thought it’d be interesting to see the demo/video I put together on Channel 10 that demos some of…

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Controlling your PC via PowerShell and Speech Recognition?

I just read a pretty cool post by Joel ‘Jaykul’ Bennett from HuddledMasses.org where he shows his readers how to use a PowerShell script he wrote to invoke other PowerShell scripts using Speech Recognition. Great idea, Joel. I like it! Check it out here.

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