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24th June 2014, 12:20 AM |#451  
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Open Mic+ 5.0 Released!

Here is the changelog
- 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

Update pushed now, make take awhile (usually 2 hours) for Google's servers to update
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...Mic.Pheonix
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24th June 2014, 05:33 AM |#452  
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Open Mic+ 5.1 Released!

Sorry for the double release, but had to fix some issues that didn't pop up until now...

Thank you for all of the users who helped me resolve these issues either by reporting the crash or by talking to me through the Support interface!
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25th June 2014, 12:20 AM |#453  
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Open Mic+ 5.2 Released!

More bug fixes... Keep those support requests coming!
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25th June 2014, 05:52 AM |#454  
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PT-BR translation is so-so.
"Detecção de Ondas" is totally wrong lol. "Ondas", in this "wave" translation, is meaning the same as "sound WAVES" or "sea WAVES", not as hand wave. The correct translation would be "Detecção de aceno"
"Root" is translated freely as "raiz", like in Trees root. "Root" means "root" here, just like "jailbreak". There is no translation for this.

I'd help in the translation, but unfortunately I have no time. It would be a great addition, however, to be able to choose English, instead of a translation.
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Also, I have some problems:
The phone is a LG G2,

I've set it to only listen with the device off IF it's connected to a charger. It ignores that, and is always listening, with screen off or on. I'm afraid it'll drain my battery away.
I'll leave this option enabled and see what happens. The LG G2 got a pretty large battery anyway!

And when I wake it up with okay google, it should skip the lockscreen, but sometimes it launches the Google Now, and then my lockscreen gets ahead. The whole Google Now works flawlessly on the background, but I have to unlock the device to get rid of the lockscreen. I guess this cannot be circumvented?


--actually, after some testing, it seems that the OpenMic+ unlocks the device, but then immediately locks it again, even with Google Now running on the background, for some reason.
Sometimes it works right, It unlocks, presents the Google Now waiting for my input, then after I'm done, it locks the device again.

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I noticed that sometimes it doesn't pauses for applications that needs microphone, such as Waze ASR, the very own Google Now, or even the Camera! A workaround for this is to pause and resume manualy. Unfortunately I didn't try to call to see what would happen.
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major dealbreaker: when it bugs and doesn't pause for applications, the alarm clock cannot ring. It automatically goes to sneeze.
I came in two hours late to work =(
25th June 2014, 08:16 PM |#455  
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PT-BR translation is so-so...

...It would be a great addition, however, to be able to choose English, instead of a translation...

Agree!

An option to keep the English language would be much better that the translation for Brazilian Portuguese, it was very amateur.

The current version of the app is consuming more battery power than version 4.5, but is more accurate. Could this be the price to pay for accuracy?
26th June 2014, 06:01 AM |#456  
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A Response to Google Now Update 3.5.14
http://www.droid-life.com/2014/06/25...ent-1454447021
By this time, many of you likely will have heard of the new Google Search update which vastly improves on the core feature set of Open Mic+. It is a slow roll-out, so I haven't had a chance to test first-hand, but from the video and comments, it seems that Google was able to fill the hole in Android that Open Mic+ was patching. For me, it is exciting that Google is constantly evolving Android and when I set out to create Open Mic+, I knew this day would come. That being said, it is still sad thinking about all the time spent on this project...

Anyways concerning the future of this app, this update in noway removes all use cases for Open Mic+, these use cases are listed below:
- Full screen off listening
- Wave and Shake Detection
- Tasker Commands
- If you have a device that is before (4.3) or maybe 4.4, somebody screwed up and put 4.3 (kitkat), so I'm not sure which one is correct
- Moto G or Moto X users
(https://support.google.com/websearch..._topic=6048425)
- Users using different languages than English
- Users who don't want Google to possess all their voice data

That being said, I prefer to develop for the future rather than the past so I'll be transferring time spent towards this project towards others. I'll still be doing updates every once in awhile, but support times will be lengthened.

I learned so much from this project and I wanted to thank each and every one of my users for their feedback, patience, and support. Look forward to more great apps!
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28th June 2014, 03:30 AM |#457  
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just discovered this app, i was just wondering how much of an impact does it have on battery usage?

I have a moto G so unfortunately i won't be able to use the update
30th June 2014, 01:34 AM |#458  
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just discovered this app, i was just wondering how much of an impact does it have on battery usage?

I have a moto G so unfortunately i won't be able to use the update

Well, I'm running a Moto X, and it works for me kinda (randomly autostarts & doesn't obey screen off settings)
1st July 2014, 12:16 AM |#459  
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Hay there, i realy like your app, so a big thx to you!
However the german translation isn't that great, so if you need someone to translate it properly, then count me in.
5th July 2014, 05:14 PM |#460  
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Just released my latest app: Commandr for Google Now! Check it out, let me know how you like it



Add commands to Google Now, no root required!

Google Now Just Got Better
Now you can use Google Now to control your flashlight, toggle settings, control music playback, and much more!

Google Now Just Got Personal
Add your own custom commands through Tasker to make sure your device fits your lifestyle.

Listening to You
Vote on new commands or suggest new ones so that we are working on adding the commands you want.

Improving Quickly
Don't wait for Google! Updates will be quick and support request responses quicker.

Unify Your Smartphone
Access all the features of your device through Google Now so you don't have to remember what app does what.

Setup and Forget
Once you setup Commandr, it will always be accessible from Google Now and will only run when needed. It won't slow down your phone or your boot.

Command List (so far):
- Turn On/Off Wifi
- Turn On/Off Bluetooth
- Turn On/Off GPS (for some phones)
- Pause Music
- Resume Music
- Next Song
- Previous Song
- note <what to note> (adds to note-taking app)
- Any Tasker command you can dream of!

Coming Soon (vote for priority in-app):
- Wolfram Alpha Integration
- Read Aloud Unread Gmail
- Turn On/Off Wifi Hotspot
- Launch Navigation with Waze
- Turn On/Off NFC

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5th July 2014, 06:07 PM |#461  
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Downloading now. Thanks!!!
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