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[APP][4.1+][V5.4] Open Mic+ for Google Now

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19th September 2013, 06:03 AM   |  #1  
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About Open Mic+
Google Now, Everywhere.

As featured on XDA, LifeHacker, SlashGear, Android Community, Android Spin, dotTech, AndroidInt'l, and more!

With Open Mic+ for Google Now, access all the commands from anywhere on your phone. Simply say "Okay Google" or wave your hand in front of the screen. Screen on, screen off Google Now will be ready to listen.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
Google Now becomes more conversational as after a search just say Okay Google to start a new one. And even better get the answers to your questions while your hands are tied, or when you're on the couch, or in the car.

TOMORROW'S FEATURES TODAY
Everybody's talking about the new Touchless Controls features for the Moto X, but now any phone that is running Jelly Bean or higher can have the same experience.

SEAMLESS
Open Mic+ will run in the background and can be configured to start at boot so that it truly becomes part of the phone.

TASKER INTEGRATION
Truly automate your device by combining the endless command list of Tasker with the ease of access of Open Mic!

OFFLINE
Open Mic+ uses offline voice recognition which means less data usage and faster results.


What I'm working on:
See the g+ page for more details! Also please contact me if you are willing to contribute. Experience in sound engineering is especially welcome!

Please see the g+ page for more details and for videos (Also follow to be notified of updates!): http://plus.google.com/112424215551484520138/posts
Website: http://OpenMic.RSenApps.com
Download: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...penMic.Pheonix


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Remember this is a work in progress, if it isn't working for you now, make sure to follow the g+ page so you'll know when I make it better

Changelog:
5.4:
- Google has asked me to remove the Google Speech Engine due to high server traffic. From here on out, the only supported speech engine will be PocketSphinx... Kind of sucks, but you know you're legitimate when you are producing enough traffic for Google to care about you
- Because of this change Tasker commands are not supported... yet (I know a way just need more time). For now use my other app Commandr http://goo.gl/ymwQ46
- Fixes for conflicts in Lollipop
- Pocketsphinx optimization
5.3:
- bug and crash fixes
5.2:
- bug and crash fixes
5.1:
- bug and crash fixes
5.0:
- Completely redesigned UI to both simplify and guide the user experience (inspired by the Google Now design)
- Tablet-Optimized UI
- Multiple optimizations for PocketSphinx and Google engine
- Device-specific optimizations for Nexus 5 and Moto G
- Change sensitivity of Wave and Shake Detection
- Simplify Listen while screen off settings (even I got confused before!)
- Automatically blacklist apps that use the mic (this fixes issues with the camera, Shaazam, and other similar apps)
- Fix Tasker Command problems (this update will wipe your current commands)
- Visual feedback to show what Open Mic+ is doing
- Redesigned Support interface which will auto-send logs and device information (with consent) and will allow two-way conversations without an email address (Huge thanks to Sky Kelsey and the Apptentive Team!)
- Targeted Surveys which will allow me to push updates more effectively
- Many donate-only features are now free
- Free users who are unable to pay for the donate version can now get all of the donate features by sharing to two out of three of Google+, Facebook, and Twitter
- Multiple crash and bug fixes
- Professional Translations for Portuguese (Brazil) and Spanish

Not included in this update, but also figured out how to allow Tasker Commands for PocketSphinx! This will be included in a future update

4.5:
★ Lots of Force close and bug fixes (sorry these are very complicated issues, still working on them...)
★ Additional logging to help understand other issues
★ Tweaking of PocketSphinx engine settings for better recognition
★ Resolving issues with UserVoice SDK (if you are having trouble sending a log, remember that your log is copied so you can always paste it into the email link below)
4.4:
★ Lots of Force close and bug fixes (sorry this took so long, but they were pretty tricky to figure out)
★ (Donate) Pocketsphinx - Option to pause listening during music playback
★ Issues with sending support requests should be resolved
★ Check if both versions are installed to prevent accidentally using the free version when the donate version is installed
4.3:
★ Force close and Can't Reach Google fixes (Thanks for all the logs! If you are still having this issue please email me. Sorry it has taken so long to fix these, but it is actually a very complicated issue which has many sources)
★ Shake sensitivity fixed
★ Bug fixes & performance improvements
4.2:
★ Force close and Can't Reach Google fixes (if you are still having this issue please email me)
★ Crash reporting added to help fix future crashes. This requires the Internet permission, which is why I added it. Please know that based on my privacy policy (http://OpenMic.RSenApps.com/privacypolicy.html) I cannot and never will upload any data without the user's consent
★ Native contact us, knowledge base, and future ideas, just click the Support button. This makes it easier to report issues...

4.1:
★ Force close and Can't Reach Google fixes (if you are still having this issue please email me)
★ Huge Apk/install size fixed
★ Various bug fixes...

Version 4.0 ICS (I Crave [Pocket]Sphinx):
★ PocketSphinx Speech Engine Integrated. PocketSphinx is a much faster, more reliable, and more battery efficient speech recognition engine and can now be used with Open Mic+ (Tasker commands are not supported yet...)

What this means:
- Faster, more reliable recognition
- Significantly reduced battery and memory usage
- Volume muting bugs resolved
- Recognition during music playback
- (Donate) Customize sensitivity

★ (Donate) Read out SMS messages when Open Mic+ is running (useful while driving)
★ Shake phone to activate
★ Loads of bug fixes and performance improvements
★ New Language: Finnish (Thanks to: Jaakko Salminen)


WHAT'S DIFFERENT IN THE DONATE VERSION
Hi, my name is Ryan Senanayake and I'm a Junior still in high school. As the amount of time I have spent on this project grows to more than 1000 hours, I need to better justify the time I spend on development. The Free version will in no way be hobbled and will continue to receive bug fixes + performance/battery improvements, but from now on, new features will be added to the Donate version. It will only cost $2 and if you are not able to spend this, just shoot me an email and I'll send you one for free.
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19th September 2013, 06:07 AM   |  #2  
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Great app! I'm surprised it was suspended

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19th September 2013, 06:28 AM   |  #3  
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Great app! Currently testing on my GT-I9300. Screen-off mode works like a charm, don't really need to worry about power consumption because of my extended battery haha.

Is it possible to keep the lockscreen while in screen off mode?
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Nice! but could you provide an option to switch it off too? Since this affects the battery, I'd like to run this just when I'm in my car and then switch it off after I reach my destination.

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19th September 2013, 03:13 PM   |  #5  
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Works good on galaxy s4 but screen mode off doesn't unlock screen when activated. I hear it in background but lock screen stays locked...

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Works good on galaxy s4 but screen mode off doesn't unlock screen when activated. I hear it in background but lock screen stays locked...

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+1.

I look forward to future releases for this app.
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19th September 2013, 07:38 PM   |  #7  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pogi1100

Great app! Currently testing on my GT-I9300. Screen-off mode works like a charm, don't really need to worry about power consumption because of my extended battery haha.

Is it possible to keep the lockscreen while in screen off mode?

Unfortunately no, it seems that Google Now only works if the lockscreen is deactivated. But what I'm trying to do is only allow the user to use Google Now above the lockscreen and have to still enter the password to use any other apps.

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Originally Posted by Paparasee

Nice! but could you provide an option to switch it off too? Since this affects the battery, I'd like to run this just when I'm in my car and then switch it off after I reach my destination.

Thanks

You can use Tasker, AutomateIt, etc.to provide this automation, there are guides on the g+ page

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Works good on galaxy s4 but screen mode off doesn't unlock screen when activated. I hear it in background but lock screen stays locked...

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The current ways to do this are pretty sporadic as the Android apis are bad. I'm focusing on the new speech recognition as it gives me more control, but after I finish that I'll work on resolving this issue.
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19th September 2013, 08:17 PM   |  #8  
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Looks awesome. Trying to download it, but every time I hit the download link it goes to a blank white screen.

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Looks awesome. Trying to download it, but every time I hit the download link it goes to a blank white screen.

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Yeah sorry about that. You can download it on your computer, but not on your phone... Hey I'm an Android dev, not a web dev I know what I did wrong, I'll fix it tonight.
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Ok downloads working now, sorry about that

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