KEI 2010 "Voice Control Alarm Clock"

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Description of App: 

As described in the iTunes Store:

KEI 2010 is an alarm clock controlled by voice.

No touch operation is necessary other than the start up operation. The conversation can control.

Please try to call "Hello! KEI."

You see a support site before having you use it, and please refer to user manual.

[Characteristics]

  • Control by the “voice(voice command)trigger” and the conversation type interface.
  • Voice recognition technology AmiVoice®, developed by Advanced-Media Limited, is adopted as the voice recognition technology.
  • Languages in talking: Japanese, English
  • Navigation voice and letter display : Japanese, English
  • screen effect on voice catch(back screen colour changes to green)
  • Call back function when voice recognition is impossible ( icon shows “ ? ”)
  • Alarm function (sound: 3 types)
  • Date display
  • How to call the set screen by manual mode (double tapping on the screen)
  • How to stop the alarm sound (tapping on the screen)

[Voice Command table]

  • HELLO! KEI : Switch-on
  • TIME : calling of the present time
  • TODAY'S DATE : calling of the date
  • ALARM : calling the set alarm time and alarm on
  • SET ALARM : setting the alarm time and alarm on
  • ALARM SOUND : setting the alarm sound (3 types) and alarm on
  • ALARM OFF : alarm off
  • HELP : confirmation of the voice commands
  • RESET : return to the beginning
  • [Talking rules for time ] - Examples

    • 7:45 a.m. (Seven forty five a. m.)
    • 6:00 p.m. (Six O'clock p. m.)
    • 6:01 p.m. (Six Oh One p. m.)

    [Control example(SET ALARM)]

    User : Hello! KEI.
    KEI : Welcome! What is your order?
    User : Set Alarm
    KEI : The alarm setting is 7:45 a.m. Please talk.
    User : 6:30 a.m.
    KEI : The new alarm setting is 6:30 a.m.

    [Precaution about the voice recognition]

    • Surrounding voice such as TV sound may recognize voice, leading to improper operation.
    • Don't cover the microphone when you talk (there is microphone on the lower area of iPhone)
    • Confirm the microphone in open state if you use stand.
    • When background is not bright green even during talking, the voice doesn't reach
    • when the background color changes from green to black during talking , please talk
    • without pause , and in one breath. Talk , not along with rule of talking , can't be recognized.
    • Please confirm the acceptable voice command if no response is seen even by talking many times
    • Don't change the distance between the mouth and the microphone in talking if possible.
    • Talking in excessive punctuation such as “ A-.LAR-M ” worsens the accuracy of recognition.
    • Be careful not to talk so fast .

    [Precaution on the application]

    • Time display refers to the iPhone clock. Summer time and others follows the specification of main body of the iPhone.
    • Alarm does not ring when no application starts or iPhone sleeps.
    • Use the power adapter for the long time use.

    Version: 

    1.0

    Free or Paid: 

    Paid

    Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

    iPhone 3GS

    Accessibility Comments: 

    AppleVis Editor Note: this app was submitted before Usability Ratings were introduced, so one has been chosen on the basis of the accessibility comments made by the original poster. If you have used this app, please post a comment to let us know if you agree with the Rating.

    Original Comments: Well, the app does its job. when you start THE app, it will speak a welcome message and just wait for your command. if you turn off voiceover and tap ANYWHERE the app will display a settings screen which lets you change the language or set the alarm manually. the screen does read. When the alarm goes off, you have to turn off voiceover, then tap anywhere to turn it off. there's no way to do it by voice. If you're on an iPod touch, don't worry about not being able to hear the clock. you can plug in the headset and not wear it, it will speak over the built-in speaker.

    VoiceOver Performance: 

    VoiceOver reads all page elements.

    Button Labeling: 

    All buttons are clearly labeled.

    Usability: 

    There are some minor accessibility issues with this app, but they are easy to deal with.