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ruvort

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Aug 4, 2010
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I am having an issue when I send a text message with voice commands, the hot word detection stops and doesn't respond to my custom hot word.

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ktetreault14

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Feb 12, 2012
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Just released my latest app: Commandr for Google Now! Check it out, let me know how you like it :)

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Add commands to Google Now, no root required!

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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

Website
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Trying now
 

sgsI9003

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Mar 13, 2011
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I love open mic+, but it keeps turning off. I would like to have open mic+ come on at boot, and stay on.

Anyone else having this problem? I see open mic+ in my notifications when I start it, but then the microphone turns off.

Any help is appreciated!

Cheers,
B.D.
I faced similar issue it even messed up my phone, the incoming caller could not hear my voice, sadly had to uninstall this otherwise excellent app. Hope the developer can improve on this bug.
 

ilAlejandro

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Oct 20, 2010
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Tasker Problem

Hi,
I have the 5.3 version.
I have defined several Tasker tasks to run on different commands.
Only the topmost task is being executed on all voice commands, although the commands are recognized.
For example:
I have Call Dad and Call Mom commands.
I have created corresponding tasks in Tasker with same names.
Call Dad is the first one and Call Mom is the second one.
When I say Call Dad it calls dad and but when I say Call Mon I see that the app had recognized the command because it's written
Call Mom but the app executes Call Dad.
If I change the order then Call Mom always executed, no matter what I say , even if the other command is open Taskes, still Call Mom will be executed.
 

bdizzle1686

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Jul 28, 2014
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Moto G7
Definitely love this app, bought donate after having regular for less than an hour… this combined with Commandr is awesome. As for a feature request, I also would love to see a custom opening animation.. I know u can't officially make it exactly like the motox touchless control animation, but I sooo desperately want it!
 

Lokifish Marz

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Android version- 4.2.2
App version- 5.3 Donate

Issue- When Open Mic+ is enabled there is a constant upload/download of data from Google Search/Now. Disable Open Mic+ and constant data usage stops.

Can it be consistently duplicated- Yes

Methods taken to correct-
  • Uninstalled/reinstalled both Google Search/Now and Open Mic+ multiple times.
  • Disable everything in Google Search/Now except search functions and related features required for functionality.
  • Disabled all Open Mic+ features except the bare minimum required for functionality.
  • Disabled Location services.
  • Multiple factory resets.
 

eatonjb

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Mar 5, 2006
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So, I am having a strange problem. for some reason, this thing keeps on checking GPS location, I turn it off, everything is fine. the second i turn it back on, it checks GPS about 10-15 times a min.
 

RSenG2x

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Jun 3, 2012
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Google Engine to be Removed :(

So today I received this nice email...

This is a notification that your application, Open Mic+ for Google Now, with package ID com.RSen.OpenMic.Pheonix, is currently in violation of our developer terms.

REASON FOR WARNING: Violation of the Personal and Confidential Information provision of the Developer Distribution Agreement:

We have received a complaint from the Speech team that you are using an excessive amount of traffic. They are requesting that you take measures to substantially improve the efficiency in which you are directing traffic to the Speech service. Further - and more importantly, your app indicates that the Mic+ voice recognition engine utilizes offline voice recognition which is not the case. This is a suspendable violation. Please immediately modify your description to remove this claim. Within 14 days, please also modify your app to substantially reduce the traffic to Speech servers and move to a user initiated transactional model where audible data is not sent off the device without explicit user consent and action. If you are unable to make these modifications, please unpublish your app until you are able to make these changes.

Your application will be removed if you do not make modifications to bring it into compliance within the two stated deadlines above (immediate for description correction, 14 days for revision of the app). If you have additional applications in your catalog, please also review them for compliance.

Apparently Google doesn't have enough money to support their own servers? The reason I don't use the Google engine offline is because they don't freakin give me an option to (it will only go offline when there is no network connection)!

Anyways in terms of the future of this project, this means that within the next few days I will be working on disabling the Google Speech Engine. PocketSphinx will continue to be supported and in the future, I will be pushing more updates to try to make it easier to use... This also means that Tasker commands will no longer work through Open Mic+... I know a way around this, but it will take some significant time to implement which I don't have right now because of school/college apps. In the mean time please use my other app Commandr https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.RSen.Commandr

Of course if you want to keep using Google engine, there is no way to force you to update the app ;) But I am confident that I can make PocketSphinx good enough that the Google engine won't be necessary any longer...
 

bdizzle1686

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Jul 28, 2014
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Moto G7
So today I received this nice email...



Apparently Google doesn't have enough money to support their own servers? The reason I don't use the Google engine offline is because they don't freakin give me an option to (it will only go offline when there is no network connection)!

Anyways in terms of the future of this project, this means that within the next few days I will be working on disabling the Google Speech Engine. PocketSphinx will continue to be supported and in the future, I will be pushing more updates to try to make it easier to use... This also means that Tasker commands will no longer work through Open Mic+... I know a way around this, but it will take some significant time to implement which I don't have right now because of school/college apps. In the mean time please use my other app Commandr https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.RSen.Commandr

Of course if you want to keep using Google engine, there is no way to force you to update the app ;) But I am confident that I can make PocketSphinx good enough that the Google engine won't be necessary any longer...

1st of all, your app is and has been 1 of the most valuable apps available to me, so thanks for the great work. 2nd, In this next update you'll be doing, are you SURE u have to completely DISABLE Google speech engine--***REASON I ASK IS THIS: Anybody who uses Google Now Launcher will face an adverse effect of not having Google Engine enabled- whenever I would use Pocket sphynx , the "Ok Google" function of the Google Now Launcher would completely stop working, microphone in search bar would be hollow instead of full, and the ONLY way I was able to get that fixed and be able to use BOTH OpenMic+ and Google Now Launcher together with COMPLETE functionality was to enable the Google Speech Engine for OpenMic+.... If there's any other way U know of that I may be overlooking, please let me know. Otherwise, are you SURE that the only solution to get Google's greedy a$$'s off u is to COMPLETELY remove the Google Engine? Look forward to any insight.
 
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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/details?id=com.RSen.OpenMic.Pheonix


    [QRCODE]https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.RSen.OpenMic.Pheonix[/QRCODE]

    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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    does this consume battery life?

    No it enables solar charging via front camera.
    10
    Here is latest APK I pulled from the site a few hours ago
    6
    First working prototype of PocketSphinx integration completed! I'm not going to lie, once this is fully working it is going to be awesome. Recognition time is now so fast that it seems instantaneous. Even from a screen off mode, Google Now is open in less than a second. Also battery consumption is far less due to now fully (instead of offline-capable) recognition and recognition accuracy also seems to be far improved as well! RAM usage is down an easy 50% though I haven't been able to run comprehensive tests! Finally on a side note, recognition now works during music playback and all problems due to muting volumes are now solved as these hacks are no longer necessary!

    If anybody wants the update now, shoot me an email ([email protected]), I'm not really at a point where I need testers, but if you are dying to try it, let me know :)

    Also I have a question of how to precede with foreign language interpretation. Right now I'm building PocketSphinx with an English dictionary and all custom hotphrases need to be English words. Is this a problem? Can I completely ditch Google Speech Recognition and all of its problems or should I keep including it?
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    Version 4.0 ICS (I Crave [Pocket]Sphinx): #OpenMic+
    ★ 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)

    Update pushed now, make take awhile (usually 2 hours) for Google's servers to update
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.RSen.OpenMic.Pheonix