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Voice-based user interfaces have a universal appeal. And why wouldn't they? Being able to talk to an application feels so much more natural than pressing buttons. The Android SDK makes it easy to create such an app. In fact, you can create a simple app that works like Siri, Cortana, or Google Now in a matter of minutes!

In this Coffee Break Course, Envato Tuts+ instructor Ashraff Hathibelagal will be showing you how to do just that. By the end of the course, you'll know the basics of using Android's speech recognizer and text-to-speech APIs.

1.Create a Voice-Controlled Android App
2 lessons, 11:41

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Create a Voice-Controlled Android App

1. Create a Voice-Controlled Android App

1.1 Introduction

[MUSIC] Voice user interfaces have become very popular these days. Almost everybody loves interacting with digital assistants such as Siri, Cortana, and Google Now. So why not make Android apps that support voice input and output? Hi, I'm Ashraf Hathibelagal, and in this Coffee Break course, I'm going to show you how to create a simple Android application that has voice capabilities. You will be learning how to make use of Android's speech recognizer and TextToSpeech engine. Here's a quick demo of the app we will be building today. >> Hello, I am ready. [SOUND] >> What is your name? [SOUND] >> My name is Coco. [SOUND] >> Okay, so what's the time now? [SOUND] >> The time now is 9:04 PM. [SOUND] >> All right, open a browser for me. [SOUND] If you found that interesting, just go to the next lesson. I'll be waiting for you there.