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Voice User Interface Projects By Henry Lee

Voice User Interface Projects by Henry Lee

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The future of user interfaces is moving away from touch based and mouse clicking web interfaces to voice and conversational based user interfaces. This book will take you on a journey from getting started with voice apps to building your very own smart assistants which not only understand voice commands but respond to them.

Voice User Interface Projects Summary

Voice User Interface Projects: Build voice-enabled applications using Dialogflow for Google Home and Alexa Skills Kit for Amazon Echo by Henry Lee

Develop intelligent voice-empowered applications and Chatbots that not only understand voice commands but also respond to it

Key Features
  • Target multiple platforms by creating voice interactions for your applications
  • Explore real-world examples of how to produce smart and practical virtual assistants
  • Build a virtual assistant for cars using Android Auto in Xamarin
Book Description

From touchscreen and mouse-click, we are moving to voice- and conversation-based user interfaces. By adopting Voice User Interfaces (VUIs), you can create a more compelling and engaging experience for your users. Voice User Interface Projects teaches you how to develop voice-enabled applications for desktop, mobile, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

This book explains in detail VUI and its importance, basic design principles of VUI, fundamentals of conversation, and the different voice-enabled applications available in the market. You will learn how to build your first voice-enabled application by utilizing DialogFlow and Alexa's natural language processing (NLP) platform. Once you are comfortable with building voice-enabled applications, you will understand how to dynamically process and respond to the questions by using NodeJS server deployed to the cloud. You will then move on to securing NodeJS RESTful API for DialogFlow and Alexa webhooks, creating unit tests and building voice-enabled podcasts for cars. Last but not the least you will discover advanced topics such as handling sessions, creating custom intents, and extending built-in intents in order to build conversational VUIs that will help engage the users.

By the end of the book, you will have grasped a thorough knowledge of how to design and develop interactive VUIs.

What you will learn
  • Understand NLP platforms with machine learning
  • Exploit best practices and user experiences in creating VUI
  • Build voice-enabled chatbots
  • Host, secure, and test in a cloud platform
  • Create voice-enabled applications for personal digital assistant devices
  • Develop a virtual assistant for cars
Who this book is for

Voice User Interface Projects is for you if you are a software engineer who wants to develop voice-enabled applications for your personal digital assistant devices such as Amazon Echo and Google Home, along with your car's virtual assistant systems. Some experience with JavaScript is required.

About Henry Lee

Henry Lee has over 18 years of experience in software engineering. His passion for software engineering has led him to work at various start-ups. Currently, he works as the principal architect responsible for the R&D and the digital strategies. In his spare time, He loves to travel and snowboard, and enjoys discussing the latest technology trends over a cigar! Also, he authored three books at Apress on mobile development.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
  1. Introduction
  2. Build a FAQs Chat Bot
  3. Build a Fortune Cookie Application
  4. Hosting, Securing, and Testing the Fortune Cookie Application in Cloud
  5. Deploying the Fortune Cookie Application to Google Home
  6. Building a Cooking Application using Alexa
  7. Using Advanced Alexa Feature and Deploying the Cooking Application
  8. Migrating Alexa Cooking Application to Google Home
  9. Building a voice enabled Podcast for the car
  10. Hosting and Enhancing the Voice Enabled Podcast

Additional information

Voice User Interface Projects: Build voice-enabled applications using Dialogflow for Google Home and Alexa Skills Kit for Amazon Echo by Henry Lee
Packt Publishing Limited
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