Voice Actions

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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Description of App

Control your phone through speech commands:

  • Send email by voice
  • Set alarms and reminders
  • Ask any question
  • Search by voice
  • Listen to music
  • Voicedial your contacts
  • Get instant translations
  • Search news, images, videos, and places
  • and much more just by using your voice!

Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Good WiFi, Edge, or 3G network connection needed.

 Voice Actions - Feature List

Talk to your phone. Examples would be:

  • call James at home
  • mail Maria that I love her
  • news about Barack Obama
  • set alarm clock: 
  • wake up monday at 8am

ask for the distance to the moon,
the capital of brazil
... and other simple facts!

  • play music by bach
  • launch browser
  • open contact peter
  • search ebay, amazon, wolfram, etc.
  • where is berlin center
  • ask for a quote about love, ...

Your almost hands-free, eyes-free virtual assistant helps you in all situations:

  • translate I love you into spanish
  • email john ... I liked your song
  • make a video
  • contact john doe
  • remind me to pick up Joe in 30 minutes
  • video of snoring cats
  • get me a pizza
  • image of the sunset
  • facebook.com 
  • just-any-url.org 
  • spell supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
  • horoscope for pisces
  • close this application
  • previous, next
  • or just use your fingers to swipe and some undocumented magic...

Most things can be said in many different ways.

RECENT CHANGES:
Add basic calendar events through speech
Weather forecasts

All feedback highly appreciated.

What's New in Version 1.5

Security update
Increased stability
Speak choices
Read back choices option
Bugfixes

Version

1.5

Free or Paid

Paid

Apple Watch Support

Not Known

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone

Accessibility Comments

No Accessibility problems.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver, but the interface could be easier to navigate and use.

Other Comments

Thanks to the gang over at Access Devices for their podcast on this app. Please NOTE that when you first install this app you must go in to the Settings App and find the Voice Actions to turn on the Auto set up your Bot Name, Your Nickname, Set the Auto Start Listening to On, and set Readback Setting to On before you can start using this app. Its far from being perfect but I found it useful and at times I had some laughs. There are bugs in this app and I find at times that it is slow to respond at times. I understand their servers are very busy and causes timeouts or a long time for a response. The developers are aware of this issue and promise to fix this problem in the near future. I liked this app and it hold promises for those that don't have the 4s phones. You have to get use to the commands that she will understand because she will get confused at times. Be patience with it for that learning curve. Once you get the hang of it its not bad. The voice is a bit weird but I'm ok with it.

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