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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)

Learning about Xamarin

Xamarin is a popular cross-platform mobile development tool for creating an application for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. Typically, in order to create an iOS application, you will be using Objective-C in Xcode; to create an Android application, you will need to use Java in Eclipse or Android Studio; and to create a Windows Phone application, you will need to use C# in Visual Studio. As you can imagine, creating an application for all three major mobile platforms requires three different programming languages and their integrated development environments. With Xamarin, you only need to know C# and Visual Studio. Here are the advantages of utilizing Xamarin:

  • Use only C# and Visual Studio to write an application for all platforms (iOS, Android, and Windows Phone).
  • The code can be shared across all platforms.
  • The user interface can be developed once and...