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utter! Voice Commands BETA!

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Welcome to the BETA release of utter! Your offline voice controlled personal assistant with a difference...

What makes utter! different?

utter! is not your average Siri clone and doesn’t attempt to be a gimmick of a virtual assistant application, its priority is to be super functional and ultra fast! It allows many device based commands to be performed offline, without the need for a data connection (Jelly Bean only).

utter! runs in the background of your device, is very lightweight on resource and does not have a user-interface, so its functions are available anywhere on the device, at any time, to interact with any application.

With highly optimised algorithms, utter! aims to make voice control on your device, something you wonder how you ever did without! Something that is achieved faster than you could do it manually and an implementation that takes full advantage of the openness of the Android Platform, by giving you full device control in addition to using the functions in your favourite installed applications.

There’s no need to open up a separate application to execute your voice commands. With just a shake, wave, or a good old fashioned button press, utter! wakes to address you as you see fit, wherever you are on your device, whatever you are doing.. and it won’t get in the way.

So, please do get involved in the testing stage, give me your feedback and help me create a Voice Controlled Personal Assistant that is truly useful! One that makes fast offline voice recognition for Android a reality!

User guide link - http://goo.gl/aah2X

BIG Thank you to all those that have posted comments and given 5* - It's appreciated.

PLEASE don’t post a 1* comment "It doesn’t work" – that really doesn’t help! I can’t get the problem sorted! There’s an email link in the application, I’d be delighted to solve any bugs you find. I hope they are few and far between now and your voice commands will be executed in under a second.

[FUNCTIONS]

• Wake-up-phrase
• WiFi
• Bluetooth
• Mobile Data
• GPS
• NFC
• Hotspot
• Airplane mode
• Orientation
• Keyboard
• Driving mode
• Notifications
• Time
• Alarms
• Calendar
• Email
• Text
• Facebook
• Twitter
• Foursquare
• Spelling
• Weather
• Application Integration
• Device Settings
• Device Information
• Web Search
• Video Search
• Application Search
• Music
• Navigation
• Location Services (limited release)
• Contacts
• Calling (+Skype)
• Flash light
• Tasker Integration
• File Management (limited release)
• Root Functions
• Knowledge Base (coming very soon)
• Plus Many More…….!

[BUGS!] - http://goo.gl/c5rkr

Some users are getting force closes when the application starts for Galaxy Nexus/Transformer/Note 2 - http://goo.gl/GUvYT

Jelly Bean & custom ROMs built from the same release have a major bug where English (US) in the Google Voice Search settings prevents voice data from being returned. Please change this to English (UK) until they fix it...

Weather and Time API's do not provide accurate results for US States – I’ll be changing provider soon as non-singular States/Countries are not supported.

IVONA can lock up the media stream and lags on initialisation [Notified IVONA]

[PERMISSIONS!]

NONE OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS UPLOADED TO EXTERNAL SERVERS OR SHARED! Any permissions utter! requests are for device level ONLY.

TAGS: Voice assistant, voice recognition, voice command, voice commands, voice actions, voice search, speech assistant, text to speech, virtual assistant, voice texting, hands free, text by voice, voice calendar, voice tweet, voice notifications, accessibility talkback

utter! Quick Launch

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A simple stand-alone application that launches the voice recognition of utter!

This is for users that struggle to configure a short cut with their Custom Launcher or applications such as Widget Locker.

Memotion (Emotion Analysis)

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Welcome to the BETA release of Memotion! A voice diary (journal) application with a difference...

Memotion uses the Analytics Power of Beyond Verbal Communications to analyse the emotional content of your diary entry and embed those emotions in the recording forever.

Memotion also has a ‘quick analyse’ feature (voice recorder), so you can analyse anyone speaking at the press of a button and discover the true emotions behind what they were saying.

As well as embedding your emotions in your journal entry, the application also enables you to tag friends, add images and web links, so that whatever inspired your diary entry, will be embedded in a single audio file forever. Standard tags such as weather, your horoscope and new headlines are added too, so your memory will be complete with everything associated with that moment in time.

If you are a user of utter! then it will receive the emotion analysis and become the first ‘Virtual Assistant’ to have the context of its user’s emotional psyche! The future is coming...

It was an important part of the development to ensure that all of the associated diary content was embedded into a single ‘memory file’ (FLAC file). This way, there are no scattered database entries, image files or text documents to worry about and the audio file containing the embedded meta data can be exported and shared with your data preserved.

This application would not have been possible without the use of many open source libraries and code samples, this includes the audio recording and playback visualisation processes and encoding of the files. Please see the about section for the links to these sources. A huge thanks to them.

The application doesn't have to be used as a voice journal (diary), you can also use it as a voice recording tool too. The emotion analysis is requested separately, so you can use it simply as a voice recorder should you wish.

Memotion cannot be described as a lie detector per se, because lying is a cognitive decision. However, the emotion analysis will often be very revealing and you can interpret the results accordingly!

Please report any bugs you find in the Google Group http://goo.gl/suT2gp and thank you again for wanting to be involved in the testing!

Ben

Keywords: diary application, journal application, voice diary, voice journal, voice recorder, voice recording, emotion analysis, lie detector