View Poll Results: Who is planning to use speech - free trial or the full version - when it launches?

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  • Planning to use the free trial

    21 55.26%
  • Planning to pay for the full version of speech

    10 26.32%
  • Not planning to use speech

    7 18.42%
02-09-2014 11:26 PM
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  1. Kevin N Smith's Avatar
    Speech
    The only Windows Phone virtual assistant with full OS integration.

    Please ignore the poll. Speech has already launched. Also, I will start a new thread soon as the name/poll need to be changed and removed.

    NEWS: 1.4 Indev, Scroll Down for my view on how I shall combat cortana.


    Download the app at: Speech | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)

    TellMe on WP8 is extremely lacking. We all know that. iPhone friends on Siri laugh at us in horror when it comes to voice assistants. Android users the same. Due to this problem becoming even more prevalent as voice assistants become even more advanced, I've decided to create an app that links into TellMe and adds key commands missing from WP8.

    PLAN TO BATTLE CORTANA ON 8.1
    As we all know, Cortana is coming. This ruins my current app, making it completely useless. However, I know I cannot beat Ballmer, erm, Sataydia's empire, so Speech will simply work alongside Cortana much how it works with TellMe now (However, I won't take control of as many functions). Think of it as my goals changing from taking over TellMe's entire UI to working alongside Cortana and filling in any weak points that may be found.

    IN ORDER TO EXECUTE THIS PLAN
    The update will be devided into two sections. Section 1, or 1.4, will come out shortly, much like a normal Speech update - New features, Commands, and UI updates. However, 1.4 will change my backend completely in favor of a much more flexable system. Currently, my system is a mess full of workarounds and things that don't make sense. However, 1.4 strips my old 2012-style backend framework in favor of a future-proof system that can be CHANGED to work with 8.1 with ease.

    Section 2, or 1.5/2.0 will come out after 8.1's release. No word on what this will contain, but this will be the update that makes Speech work with Cortana.


    COMMANDS
    Buy the full version to enjoy all of our commands.

    TRIAL VERSION
    • Send Email
    • What Can I Say
    • Search 10 websites
    • Time/Date
    • Map Search
    • Store Search
    • Set Reminders
    • Weather Info [Coming in 1.4]


    FULL VERSION ONLY
    • Navigation/Directions
    • Battery Life
    • Share Status
    • Shuffle/Pause/Play/Previous/Next Music
    • Appointments
    • Alarms
    • Wolfram Alpha [Coming in 1.4]


    COMING SOON
    • Create to-do or notes
    • More searching options (Search ANY website in the world!)
    • Calculator (A concept of this has been built, may make it into 1.3 or 1.4)
    • Easter Eggs such as siri's joke commands (Very low priority)

    As per the Cortana announcement, much of this "Coming soon" stuff may just be trashed if Cortana already includes it.


    HOW IT WORKS

    Removed as this will change post-1.4

    THE FUTURE

    1.4 Update (In dev)
    • Full-Screen Response panes [DONE]
    • Updated overall look [DONE]
    • POSSIBLE: Finally, rename Speech to whatever you want.
    • 25% 8.1 Ready (Pre-Update 1) [DONE]
    • Weather Commands [DONE]
    • Speech recognition technology improved and revamped [DONE]
    • Refined Animations
    • Modern homescreen/Command screen
    • Appbar Integrated [DONE]
    • Improved Help [25%]
    • Add appointment for specific day [DONE]
    • Wolfram Alpha


    1.5/2.0 Update: Nothing to announce at the moment.

    SCREENSHOTS
    Screenshots are outdated and have been removed. Updated ones coming with 1.4
    Last edited by IN5TIGATOR; 02-11-2014 at 12:06 AM.
    09-18-2013 01:21 PM
  2. DBDev's Avatar
    Sounds nice! Unfortunately I won't be able to use it because I'm on wp7, but I know that it's impossible for you to make this app for 7, so I'm not blaming you
    09-18-2013 01:25 PM
  3. Ultimateone's Avatar
    Have you ever tried Maluuba?
    09-18-2013 01:25 PM
  4. gab1972's Avatar
    I'd be willing to pay, but I'd like to see how this compares to Maluuba. I love Maluuba. You'd have to make me want to steer from them. Unfortunately, Maluuba can't launch automatically by long-pressing the Windows key; however, it can tell me when tv shows come on, play music, make reminders, tell me what's on my calendar, etc. I used Maluuba when I was on Android and I loved it. Even better than Google Now.

    So yeah...you'd have to make it somehow better than Maluuba before I'd pay and jump ship. Maluuba is free for everything.
    09-18-2013 01:46 PM
  5. Kevin N Smith's Avatar
    Everything you have said about what Malluuba can do (Such as play music or reminders) is already supported or planned. I am not, however, planning to add the capability to tell when a TV show comes on. Music playing is already supported. I'd advise you to wait for the 1.1 update adding reminders/calendar support before you look into jumping ship.
    09-18-2013 01:55 PM
  6. theefman's Avatar
    Sounds interesting. Can you rename how you call the app instead of saying "phone"?
    09-18-2013 02:36 PM
  7. Kevin N Smith's Avatar
    Sounds interesting. Can you rename how you call the app instead of saying "phone"?
    What should the call be then? Speech?
    09-18-2013 02:38 PM
  8. troylytle's Avatar
    What should the call be then? Speech?
    "hey" Lol. It will cause mass confusion.
    09-18-2013 02:42 PM
  9. theefman's Avatar
    What should the call be then? Speech?
    I mean how you initiate a command, if we can rename to eg, Hal we would say, Hal, play xxxx rather than saying Speech, play xxxx. Will feel more natural for a personal assistant.
    09-18-2013 02:51 PM
  10. Kevin N Smith's Avatar
    I mean how you initiate a command, if we can rename to eg, Hal we would say, Hal, play xxxx rather than saying Speech, play xxxx. Will feel more natural for a personal assistant.
    I could do that, i'll have to look into it. Might be a 1.10 or 1.20 feature.
    rdubmu and Charles Barnhart like this.
    09-18-2013 02:56 PM
  11. Rem97's Avatar
    Sounds interesting. I'll be giving it a download when available and will give feedback accordingly. :D
    Last edited by Rem97; 09-18-2013 at 03:12 PM.
    09-18-2013 02:59 PM
  12. theefman's Avatar
    I could do that, i'll have to look into it. Might be a 1.10 or 1.20 feature.
    Thats ggreat, its one feature I find useful with this kind of app. Thanks, look forward to testing it.
    09-18-2013 03:07 PM
  13. Charles Barnhart's Avatar
    Cool idea...give your phone a personalized nickname to execute commands. Me like.
    09-18-2013 03:12 PM
  14. Kevin N Smith's Avatar
    Updated roadmap:
    1.10:
    Appointment Creation
    Accent Color Support
    1.20
    Execute commands using a personalized name
    Call/Text commands
    09-18-2013 11:01 PM
  15. kishorekumar_a's Avatar
    Sounds good. Share the link once its available...
    09-18-2013 11:46 PM
  16. Moiz Mian's Avatar
    Call it Cortana! And see if Microsoft asks you to change the name. That would be really awesome. So you'd be like, "Cortana, send an email"
    09-19-2013 01:36 PM
  17. PB_H's Avatar
    I use indigo and she loves to get jiggy wit it, will SPEECH or will she just talk my ear off ?...
    09-19-2013 01:54 PM
  18. Kevin N Smith's Avatar
    Call it Cortana! And see if Microsoft asks you to change the name. That would be really awesome. So you'd be like, "Cortana, send an email"
    DEFINETELY Coming as an option in 1.1
    09-19-2013 01:56 PM
  19. MDak280's Avatar
    This is really cool, especially since you can use it just by launching TellMe! I'm gonna be really nitpicky though and say that the app icon (I see it in one of the screen shots) doesn't look the best :p

    Great job, looking forward to this app.
    09-19-2013 01:58 PM
  20. PB_H's Avatar
    http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=...c-7b64ae375646

    Oops! This link appears to be broken.

    Did you mean: www.*windowsphone.*com
    09-19-2013 02:00 PM
  21. bozza72's Avatar
    I use voice butler, but will be sure to check out speech
    09-19-2013 02:00 PM
  22. Killer BIGxyz's Avatar
    So this will just add features to tell me? Is it not really an app?
    09-19-2013 02:01 PM
  23. Kevin N Smith's Avatar
    So this will just add features to tell me? Is it not really an app?
    No, it's not an app. It shows up in the app list, but the app does nothing.
    09-19-2013 02:05 PM
  24. smoledman's Avatar
    Nice effort, but it's just a stop-gap until Cortana arrives in the spring.
    09-19-2013 10:46 PM
  25. osoalex's Avatar
    Are you needing some help with the Graphic Design and UI? I'm a graphic designer, I can help you if you want.
    09-20-2013 01:04 AM
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