02-25-2015 07:36 AM
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  1. Longstone's Avatar
    I want Cortana to allow for customized automation rules - things like:
    - Turn off my security pin-code when I am at home;
    - Do not activate Quiet Hours if I am not at home;
    - Turn on my rewards card app and open to that particular rewards card whenever I arrive at my grocery store;
    - Open driving mode and start my GPS app when I get in the car and connect to my bluetooth;
    - Turn off my pin-code when I am driving so I don't have to actually type on the phone to unlock it;
    - Set certain brightness settings when I have a game or my Kindle app open and active;
    - Silence my phone when I have a movie event listed on my calendar and I am located at that theater's GPS coordinates.
    - Silence my phone and auto-respond to phone calls with an away message when I am at the office and have a calendar event titled "Client Meeting."
    This is the type of functionality I'm looking for. Finding local move times would be great to.

    Instead of focusing on one specific thing how hard is it to look at the most downloaded and used apps and attempt to build their functionality in? I mean that type of analytic information will tell you what people want.
    Mach_E likes this.
    05-14-2014 07:11 AM
  2. PurpleHippo587's Avatar
    This is more for fun than functionality, I want to be able to ask her to sing a specific song.... For example "Cortana, sing Counting Stars" It'd just be something to show all my iPhone friends that my phone is better... And yes, they would probably need Jen to sing this beforehand, so the songs would be pretty limited...
    05-14-2014 07:22 AM
  3. Kevin Grigsby's Avatar
    I would love to say "Set speech settings to Always On" or "Turn off speech settings" I know I can say "Launch speech settings" and that works, but I still have to interact with the phone.

    Not to mention if I ever say "Cortana ..." it should never give me a list of web pages that I can go to since she didn't realize exactly what I was asking for. Perhaps say "Can you rephrase the question" or "I do not know, here are some links." Meaning just like if you type into cortana, it will not audibly respond. But if I say Cortana, it should always audibly respond no matter what the result.
    EssThree likes this.
    05-14-2014 08:48 AM
  4. teemulehtinen's Avatar
    I would like the following for starters:

    - Full integration of favourites and collections from Here maps instead of MSFT maps since I use the former, not the latter.
    - Travel and flight tracking to be included in the calendar and access with one click to a hub that includes all trip related data (hotel reservations for the dates of travel, car rentals etc.).
    - As said earlier, possibility to track parcels with UPS, DHL and postal services globally.
    - Possibility to dictate longer emails and messages with punctuation.
    - Possibility to choose news and other information on basis of geographical preference (just as weather is local)
    - Inclusion of Bing vision (bar code scanner) directly to Cortana without having to go through camera, lenses...

    For starters, these would be nice and useful.
    EssThree and Mach_E like this.
    05-14-2014 08:56 AM
  5. EssThree's Avatar
    I have a couple of things:

    1. Speech activation with something like "Hey Cortana...". with current Windows Phones using the Snapdragon 800 this should be possible from lock, yes?
    2. Failing that, having one of the hardware keys unlock the phone and jump into Cortana WITHOUT having to unlock the phone THEN hold the search key.
    3. Wider variety of commands: turn on/off cell data, tell me the time, etc.
    4. Tell me who is calling when connected to bluetooth/headset and ask me if I want to answer.
    5. Dictation everywhere via voice (like saying "Post on Facebook Traffic is bad on the highway, try to avoid it guys!" and then she opens Facebook, writes the post and then asks for confirmation).
    6. Less reliance on Bing searches that I have to look at, and more talking about the results.
    7. Options to choose metric or imperial (I have my weather app set to metric but the weather posts in her app say them in imperial).
    8. Read all incoming messages, not just texts. Be able to voice send messages via any service (like Facebook messenger) rather than just text.
    9. Same with emails.
    10. A command list so I'm not accidentally doing searches on bing all the time by testing out commands.

    There was one other one that I wanted to say but I can't remember it, so I'll come back when I do. But yeah, there's a lot of things I want her to be able to do!
    05-14-2014 08:58 AM
  6. iyae's Avatar
    Silence my phone and auto-respond to phone calls with an away message when I am at the office and have a calendar event titled "Client Meeting."
    It already puts the phone in quiet mode when you have meetings in your calendar. Love that. I agree more customisation for that would be awesome.
    05-14-2014 09:05 AM
  7. tejedor1967's Avatar
    Read and take SMS, facebook messages, tweets, emails and WHATSAPP using the voice... while driving.

    I could read and send facebook messages before using the voice. Now with 8.1 I can't even don't activating Cortana.
    EssThree likes this.
    05-14-2014 09:13 AM
  8. T Moore's Avatar
    Play an alarm when text messages are received from selected contacts.
    05-14-2014 09:19 AM
  9. docsp2's Avatar
    Dictate EMails, Play Songs, Search Bing.
    05-14-2014 09:23 AM
  10. Cheewii Poon's Avatar
    "Cortana, find me the picture I took of my drunk friend kissing a stray dog and send it to him."
    05-14-2014 09:42 AM
  11. Mridul Arya's Avatar
    I would like Cortana to plan trips or itineraries.
    For example, I'm in Bombay and I say "take me to New York" or "how to get to London", I want to be able to get options for the commute. Like, a cab to the airport, available flight times and then a cab from the airport to a hotel for when I get there.
    05-14-2014 10:47 AM
  12. chandy227's Avatar
    05-14-2014 11:29 AM
  13. Liam Perry's Avatar
    It would be great if:
    a.) Cortana had access to public transit information ie. "When is the next train to university?" Or "how long until the next tram arrives?"
    b.) If she could print files for me.
    c.) Contextually aware calendar ie. "When is my psych paper due?"
    d.) If it had access to other wp users location (ala find my friends on iphone) so i can ask "where is samantha?" And cortana can tell me or show me on a map.
    E.) If she could proof read my work.
    wiederman and EssThree like this.
    05-14-2014 11:50 AM
  14. cyborg4's Avatar
    c.) Contextually aware calendar ie. "When is my psych paper due?"
    Nightmare to implement...
    05-14-2014 11:52 AM
  15. Thargoid's Avatar
    Personally, I'd like to see less news about "new and updated 8.1 apps" and "Cortana can do this and that". The release is supposed to be for devs only but it seems practically the whole user base has it.

    For those of us that don't have it (yes I do actually know how to get it) and are waiting for the official release, are you going to repost all of your news threads? Perhaps you'll make us troll through 50 pages of news to catch up on what we can and cant do or what is good to download?

    Here's a thought - how about putting a sticky thread somewhere with all of the news properly organised in it so that when it is released officially, people can see what is worth reading.

    Gripe over.
    05-14-2014 11:55 AM
  16. realwarder's Avatar
    Push back reminder times with voice commands. This seems like such a simple thing it should already be possible - or I just might not be saying it right if it's already possible.
    I'd even like to delay an hour or X hours drop down rather than a snooze like function on the reminder...
    sd173 likes this.
    05-14-2014 11:55 AM
  17. realwarder's Avatar
    "What time is it?"
    EssThree likes this.
    05-14-2014 11:56 AM
  18. realwarder's Avatar
    Here's a thought - how about putting a sticky thread somewhere with all of the news properly organised in it so that when it is released officially, people can see what is worth reading.
    It is actually released officially - to developers and those that want a preview. There is nothing unofficial about the details and news. The reviewers are not guessing or making it up. What we have now is not changing.

    There may be some more features when manufacturers add on hardware specific improvements. But that will be news when that happens.
    05-14-2014 12:03 PM
  19. sd173's Avatar
    I'd even like to delay an hour or X hours drop down rather than a snooze like function on the reminder...
    ^This

    Also changing a location-based reminder (after it was set) to another type such as contact or time in case something changed about the reminder topic which would make a different type better than what it was when it was originally made.

    I think there should be an option to sort time-based reminders chronologically instead of by whichever one was edited or created most recently.
    05-14-2014 02:47 PM
  20. tk-093's Avatar
    Cortana, turn on my Xbox One, sign me in, and launch Titanfall when I get home.
    05-14-2014 02:59 PM
  21. sd173's Avatar
    Cortana, turn on my Xbox One, sign me in, and launch Titanfall when I get home.
    Make that Uservoice post! I think tons of people would vote for that.

    I think Cortana should also be able to do the same for TV or movies.
    tk-093 likes this.
    05-14-2014 03:01 PM
  22. Sourav Ghatak's Avatar
    My wishlist -
    1) Integration with apps(at least the basic apps like Music). For example, I can tell Cortana to start playing a specific playlist or to toggle the shuffle option.
    2) I can tell the password to Cortana to unlock the phone instead of me typing it.
    3) More integration with the OS that can allow options like Ask Cortana to check for Phone Updates OR Restart the phone.
    4) Customization in the message sent by Cortana during Quiet Hours.
    EssThree likes this.
    05-14-2014 03:18 PM
  23. wiederman's Avatar
    I want Cortana to be extended to the ENTIRE Microsoft ecosystem
    sd173 and EssThree like this.
    05-14-2014 05:20 PM
  24. sd173's Avatar
    OneNote integration: Having the option to add a OneNote page to the description of the reminder. That'd be useful if someone had a reminder to get groceries, interview someone with a list of questions on OneNote, or any other situation where quickly going to OneNote would be useful.
    05-14-2014 07:53 PM
  25. AV2RY's Avatar
    I've got Developers thing since day one and used only Cortana only TWICE. First one in day one just to check how she works/sets alarm. Second, last Friday, asked her to give me directions to school and she did. That's it
    So I don't want anything new for Cortana :))
    05-14-2014 08:01 PM
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