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BUG ?

[SNIP]Also, every time I tap on the shortcut to launch Utter, it shows the location icon in my status bar for just a second before disappearing. It does not seem to be affecting usage in any way, but is this intentional?
Hi folks, thanks for all of your posts, I'll be back later to answer them all - got my head down getting the final test build ready!

I've started to get the GPS icon appearing every time I use utter! It appears to be an issue with Google Play Services.

It's also happening using Google Now, when you press the mic icon. Could you confirm or deny if you are experiencing this please? And if you aren't, are you location services enabled or disabled in the Android Settings?

EDIT - Also, your Android version please. I can replicate on 4.3

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The location icon appears for me as well on android 4.4.2
I have all of my location services enabled

The location icon also appears when using Google now.

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The location icon shows on mine, only for a split second but still it shows. I'm on 4.4.2. I also get it on google now for the same split second.

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[SNIP]Evernote is the only one possible it works well but I wish we could have a other choice
And I also found a bug when using QUESTION utter directly said passing that to Wolfram Alfa So fast that there is no time to put the question
Thanks for your feedback :good: Notes are handled differently in the test build due in about an hour.

I'm afraid there's nothing I can do about how long you can pause for - Google disabled this ability in Jelly Bean. I've reported it to them and re-reported it to them........
[SNIP]Ok my friend. Please read this when your not exhausted. :good:
Issue #1
Going back to what I have repeated so many times, you should clobber me on the head by now...I wish to state that Utter is not looking FOR the correct time span to qualify a particular day. A full day should be:
1) 12:00:00am through to 11:59:59p
Conclusion
Either Utter or my Calender, is ONLY skewing "All Day Event" presets by the time zone....in my case. -7hrs...but NOT if I manually punch in the times 12am to 11:59pm. So is there a way you can test this?
Thanks once again for your persistence on this, it's appreciated :good:

So, the issue of when I'm querying the calendar from and to I don't think can be the issue - If you have an event that runs from 1pm-5pm and I query the calendar between 2pm-4pm, it will still return this event, as it returns anything that is ongoing between the times - This includes all day events, or events that span over 3 days. <--- Can we tick that one off now?

The second is still beating me... If I apply time-zone offsets, my events are out, but yours work....

I've completed everything on my to-do list for the Play Store release now, apart from this! So, going to have another attempt at resolving it shortly. Suggestions welcome! Often I can't see the wood for the trees.....
[SNIP]Utter is very flaky with recognising the "wake up" command, and will often stop working entirely. I hate looking like a fool as I keep shouting "wake up... wake up" at the lock screen. It's also slower and uses more battery, I would assume.
Can you try the following for me please:

1) Go to the Recognition & Voices Section
2) Press Google Voice Search
3) Say 'wake up' <--- Did it come back as that?
4) Go to the Advanced settings
5) Select Wake-up Configuration
6) Choose a custom wake-up phrase that won't be mistaken - like 'elephant'.
7) Turn off all data connections
8) Start the permanent recognition
9) Say elephant <--- Was it instant?
10) Say wake up <--- Was it instant?

Hopefully with the above you can narrow down if it is a network delay, or a recognition issue. Or neither!

Let me know :good:
[SNIP]Sorry for babbling just thinking out loud :eek:)
Blabbing is most welcome :good:
I have a couple of tips for you guys:[SNIP]Major bug report: if Utter's permanent recognition is already active and one of my Tasker tasks sends the activation intent, Utter gives me an audio recording error and disables permanent recognition
Thanks for sharing the tips :good: I've fixed the above issue for the next release :good:
Hi brandall,
I've found a couple of bugs, thought I'd let you know.

1, Navigate home doesn't work correctly[SNIP]
2, Sending a test message, proof reading didn't work[SNIP]
3, found another one, "Search the sky" - If I say "search the sky for the moon" or "the sun" Utter replies with "searching the sky for the the, and stops. The google sky app opens and displays "no matching items". If I say " Search the sky for moon" (without the "the") it all works but it's not very natural.

PS. I sent an email from Utter with the subject TESTING!!!! requesting to help you with the TTS. Did you get it? Was that the correct way to ask for help? If not how do I request to help?
Thanks for your testing skills! :good:

1) Have you set 'Navigate home' as a Replace Words feature? You need to put 'Navigate home' in the top box and 'Navigate to +your address' in the bottom box.
2) Fixed for the next release :good:
3) I'll investigate :good:

Got a bit of a backlog of emails. Thanks for wanting to be involved - I'll be in touch soon!
[SNIP]Can you add support for a custom icon as the notification icon instead?
It's on my to-do list somewhere, but don't when I'll get to it I'm afraid...
Another bug, related to one I've reported before: if permanent listening is enabled and you tap on the shortcut for manual listening (instead of saying "wake up" ), it says "I lost the network connection". You have to use the wake up phrase only. That can't be intentional.
I can't replicate this... Are you using the Quick Launch shortcut or one created via utter! or your Launcher? All of those should handle this gracefully. If it's a Tasker generated launch, then it's fixed for the next release.
The location icon appears for me as well on android 4.4.2
The location icon shows on mine, only for a split second but still it shows. I'm on 4.4.2
Icon shows on my n5 both Google now and utter
Icon is showing for me on my Nexus 5, but not on my Nexus 7 FHD. Both are 4.2.2
:good::good::good::good: Your Thanks Meters have increased!

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Thanks for the feedback and bug reports folks!

Apart from a couple of things mentioned above, I've finished everything ready for the Play Store release. Going to push the test build of it here in about 30 minutes.

Wanted to include so much more before I updated it, but the ratings are dropping by the day, so I need to get a version on there with bug fixes in......

Back soon!
 

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@aryayush - "search for application sunrise calendar"<--- It works for me? I might have fixed something without realising, so perhaps you can test in the build coming shortly please.

@Rochey13 - "search the sky for the moon" <-- It seems as though Google thinks you're looking for a TV Channel and sending back 'Sky 4'! Fixed for the next release :good:
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V3.0.9.1.9.2 UP! (Play Store build?)

Here it is folks.... the Play Store build.

First and foremost, thank you so much for all of your support, testing and feedback. I think you all know how much you help to tune the app before it hits the masses and I'd be lost without you :good:

What's new you scream!?

Conversation Mode

Say 'talk to me' and you'll be able to converse with the app without having to restart the recognition each time.

^ It's pretty dumb at the moment, but now I've got the server back end connected, I can start ramping this feature up soon.

Example Usage

Pressing each individual command in the Command List provides spoken feedback as to how the feature can be used.

This took me about 10 hours and I was going a little stir crazy toward the end! Some of these don't sound good with Google TTS, as it ploughs through the explanations like it's tanked full of amphetamines! IVONA, on the other hand, is very deliberate....

Ambient Noise Errors

Rather than throwing an error each time this happens, I'm just immediately restarting the recognition. The result is that occasionally it will beep twice in quick succession. Hopefully you'll get used to this happening pretty quickly.

Speaker Phone

When utter! confirms ''Would you like to call Joe Bloggs at work?', you can now reply, 'yes, on speaker phone'

Headset Support

A few more tweaks and there's now an option in the Power User Settings to not connect to your headset.

This is mainly for users with SmartWatches, but also, if you have a headset that supports its own audio streaming, then turning off utter! connecting to it automatically, might actually work better....

Billing

The in-app-purchases should now work all of the way through to an error when you get to the billing part - It needs to be on the Play Store for this to work.

All prices should now appear in your native currency.

Notes

I've removed the default configuration for the 'new note' command. Instead, you'll be presented with an option to select your default provider once you compose your first note. If all else fails, Gmail handles sending this to yourself via Email.

Visual Tweaks

I've added a few animations in the app so it's a little more easy on the eye

Bug Fixes

Tasker WUP issue - credit @aryayush & Matt Dowdy via Email
Root commands - Credit @mtomo82
Spotify fix - Credit @mpd81 & many via Email
Sky searches - Credit @Rochey13

^ I've spent so many hours fixing bugs, that I know I owe more thanks than this... Really sorry if I've failed to mention you, I'm running on empty at the moment.........

NEW BUGS

The GPS icon appearing in the notification bar is a bit annoying..... But, as Google Now is suffering from it too, I'm sure whatever is causing it will be fixed very soon.

I've updated the Floating Command list and it's currently freezing quite often.

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I need to do some bug fixes in Memotion tomorrow, but there aren't too many, so Monday we should be good to go!

I'm absolutely knackered.......... Going to grab some sleep, so I thank you in advance for your testing now!

Cheers

Ben
 
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@aryayush - "search for application sunrise calendar"<--- It works for me? I might have fixed something without realising, so perhaps you can test in the build coming shortly please.

It's still telling me I have no events on my calendar (well, it's a Sunday, what did you expect?). I'm saying that exact phrase too.

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I've fixed the above issue for the next release :good:Thanks for your testing skills! :good:
This problem still exists. If permanent recognition is enabled/disabled a few times through Tasker profiles (resulting in overlap), it will start giving a network connection error. The only way to fix it is to disable it, kill the app and then enable it again.
 
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Here it is folks.... the Play Store build.

Headset Support
A few more tweaks and there's now an option in the Power User Settings to not connect to your headset.
This is mainly for users with SmartWatches, but also, if you have a headset that supports its own audio streaming, then turning off utter! connecting to it automatically, might actually work better....

Thanks given for the headset change.
It solved the problem I was having with a Galaxy Gear.
 
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What I want more than anything is to be able to skip songs without touching my phone. I have a Moto x, so it has a core dedicated to voice recognition which sips battery. I have Tasker tasks set up to skip appropriately. I want utter to be always listening to wake up and then respond when I say "skip". This works, but Thebes problem is, when I set it to respond to the wake up phrase, utter keeps making a beeping noise every 5 seconds! How can I turn this off?

Thanks so much!

Btw, if I can implement this through Google now that would be even better I think. Thanks!
 
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Another discovery.
Search google for something like " android all day reminder 5pm"
Apparently, if you set a reminder for an all day event, on some versions of Android, you will get the reminder at 5pm the previous day? Hmmmm? Isnt that just like 12amFriday-7hrs=5pmThursday?

I mean, we were thinking 7hr difference due to Time Zone but could it be these reminder implementation???
 
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Here it is folks.... the Play Store build.

First and foremost, thank you so much for all of your support, testing and feedback. I think you all know how much you help to tune the app before it hits the masses and I'd be lost without you :good:

What's new you scream!?

Conversation Mode

Say 'talk to me' and you'll be able to converse with the app without having to restart the recognition each time.

^ It's pretty dumb at the moment, but now I've got the server back end connected, I can start ramping this feature up soon.

Example Usage

Pressing each individual command in the Command List provides spoken feedback as to how the feature can be used.

This took me about 10 hours and I was going a little stir crazy toward the end! Some of these don't sound good with Google TTS, as it ploughs through the explanations like it's tanked full of amphetamines! IVONA, on the other hand, is very deliberate....

Ambient Noise Errors

Rather than throwing an error each time this happens, I'm just immediately restarting the recognition. The result is that occasionally it will beep twice in quick succession. Hopefully you'll get used to this happening pretty quickly.

Speaker Phone

When utter! confirms ''Would you like to call Joe Bloggs at work?', you can now reply, 'yes, on speaker phone'

Headset Support

A few more tweaks and there's now an option in the Power User Settings to not connect to your headset.

This is mainly for users with SmartWatches, but also, if you have a headset that supports its own audio streaming, then turning off utter! connecting to it automatically, might actually work better....

Billing

The in-app-purchases should now work all of the way through to an error when you get to the billing part - It needs to be on the Play Store for this to work.

All prices should now appear in your native currency.

Notes

I've removed the default configuration for the 'new note' command. Instead, you'll be presented with an option to select your default provider once you compose your first note. If all else fails, Gmail handles sending this to yourself via Email.

Visual Tweaks

I've added a few animations in the app so it's a little more easy on the eye

Bug Fixes

Tasker WUP issue - credit @aryayush & Matt Dowdy via Email
Root commands - Credit @mtomo82
Spotify fix - Credit @mpd81 & many via Email
Sky searches - Credit @Rochey13

^ I've spent so many hours fixing bugs, that I know I owe more thanks than this... Really sorry if I've failed to mention you, I'm running on empty at the moment.........

NEW BUGS

The GPS icon appearing in the notification bar is a bit annoying..... But, as Google Now is suffering from it too, I'm sure whatever is causing it will be fixed very soon.

I've updated the Floating Command list and it's currently freezing quite often.

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I need to do some bug fixes in Memotion tomorrow, but there aren't too many, so Monday we should be good to go!

I'm absolutely knackered.......... Going to grab some sleep, so I thank you in advance for your testing now!

Cheers

Ben

Trying to download but keeps failing

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Great job. Long time user, first post here to say Thank you.
Thank you and welcome :highfive:
It's still telling me I have no events on my calendar (well, it's a Sunday, what did you expect?). I'm saying that exact phrase too.

This problem still exists. If permanent recognition is enabled/disabled a few times through Tasker profiles (resulting in overlap), it will start giving a network connection error. The only way to fix it is to disable it, kill the app and then enable it again.
Could you enable visual results please and double check for me that it's hearing exactly that? Have you a Custom Replacement that could be manipulating these words?

Are these Tasks being triggered at display off and on? I'm handling multiple toggling requests, but if you fire a load in quick succession, then it's going to cause an issue because I will end up firing multiple requests to the recognition API and Google Search will crash out.
Thanks given for the headset change. It solved the problem I was having with a Galaxy Gear.
Thanks for confirming :good: Glad that sorted it for you.
What I want more than anything is to be able to skip songs without touching my phone. I have a Moto x, so it has a core dedicated to voice recognition which sips battery. I have Tasker tasks set up to skip appropriately. I want utter to be always listening to wake up and then respond when I say "skip". This works, but Thebes problem is, when I set it to respond to the wake up phrase, utter keeps making a beeping noise every 5 seconds! How can I turn this off?

Thanks so much! Btw, if I can implement this through Google now that would be even better I think. Thanks!
Firstly, the beeps shouldn't be present, unless your tasks are manipulating the media stream or you need to update your Google Search application.

The music commands are built on a test version I have, but just don't work well enough to release, as Google is hopeless with too much ambient noise. You have to shout at the device to get it to occasionally react.... So, no immediate plans to get this working I'm afraid.
Thanx for this wonderful app....
Pleasure :cowboy:
Another discovery.
Search google for something like " android all day reminder 5pm"

I mean, we were thinking 7hr difference due to Time Zone but could it be these reminder implementation???
Great spot!! We're getting there... :victory:
Trying to download but keeps failing
Working fine for me - You must have connection issues?
 

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Thank you brandall. The only thing is that my issue is independent of my desire for voice music control. When I activate the "wake up phrase" option in settings, utter starts listening, but it's like it keeps restarting the listening every 5 seconds, because without me saying anything, it will keep beeping and coming up again as a new notification and flash across the status bar. Any further ideas for how to get this to behave correctly?
 
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Here it is folks.... the Play Store build.


Notes

I've removed the default configuration for the 'new note' command. Instead, you'll be presented with an option to select your default provider once you compose your first note. If all else fails, Gmail handles sending this to yourself via Email.



Ben

Not asking for a default. Have Evernote and if I try to deselect takes me to the play store.
When I say new voice note it opens Evernote but says "something went wrong".
It does work however.


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My note taking is working with google keep. I did change it yesterday using google now, but with the updated utter "new note" creates a note in google . keep, which is awesome by the way.
Also checked "search the sky" which is working nicely now.
Lastly, I've tried a text message with the new edit option (instead of proof reading) and that was shown in the hangout app correctly.
Thanks again brandall.

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    Welcome to Saiy... Install - Mod edit: Broken DL link removed.

    For those of you visiting this thread as subscribers to utter! you'll know the history well. A promising release, active development and then silence..... Please accept my apologies - if you don't know that 'sometimes life gets in the way' then you are the envy of most.

    A bit of history for you...

    To cut a half-decade-long story short, the Fragmentation of Android ground this project to a halt. When I first demoed my creation to the world, I had visions of knocking it up on Android and then focusing on how it functioned in the background. I was about to drown myself in machine learning to bring my vision to life. Job done? Well no...

    It turned out that developing an app that covered almost every function available on an Android device (I refuse to say 'phone' - it's not 1983!) , was a job for 1,000+ developers, not just a lonesome one such as I, on a 10 year old Dell laptop - and each time a new update to Android was released, I huddled in a corner and wept, as I waited for the crash reports and 1* ratings to roll in.

    It turns out that bugs aren't only specific to Android versions. You multiply that by Manufacturers messing with builds - and devices running multiple versions and then even the Locale of the device causing crashes and you end up with 12,000+ supported devices exponentially multiplied by all other eventualities as your user base.

    I drowned... And my (in hindsight) naive plans of master AI'ery, whilst users enjoyed playing with it on Android, dropped down to the bottom of my to-do list. Things had to change.

    I decided to shut myself away in a dark room to completely rewrite the Android code, so that it was both readable and scalable; despite its complexity. Rumours flew that I had died - and in some ways, I did....

    Not really ^ that just felt justifiably dramatic! :cyclops:

    So, utter! is reborn as Saiy® and Open Sourced, so it may have a chance of competing with the big boys, before they run away with all of our private data and souls, in order to use their services...

    Install Saiy from the Play Store - here

    Note - a direct download link will appear here shortly!

    You can get involved by checking out the Development Section in the app, or alternatively, if you're a curious Android Developer, check out the base code published on GitHub here

    The code base is pretty large, so briefly, there are two major classes in the app, that direct and distribute work elsewhere:

    SelfAware is the main Foreground Service, responsible for managing the application state and channelling voice recognition, text to speech and other API requests.

    Quantum is the main processing class, where commands are locally resolved (if required), sensibility checked and actioned.

    Understanding the above two classes is essential to following the flow of the full application logic.

    MyLog is a global verbose logging toggle. When enabled, the output will flow class to class, as well as display durations for time sensitive functions.

    The following remains for the sake of me needing some sleep and posterity :cowboy:

    About this thread

    Firstly, I’d like to thank everyone for the positive feedback and encouragement and the huge amount of messages I’ve received on YouTube, email, twitter, G+ and here on XDA volunteering to be involved in beta testing. It’s very much appreciated and I apologise that I cannot respond to them all. Please take this intro as a thank you.

    This thread is for your open discussion about utter! and the features you'd like to see included, so please feel free to throw your ideas back and forth (be nice to each other) and I’ll do my best to keep up with them when I have time.

    About utter!

    Unlike other voice applications, utter! will be configurable to the user, enabling you to assign spoken keywords to use the functionality of your favourite applications or make system related changes to your device. There's no cumbersome overlay or launching of another application to use the features, utter! sits in the background ready to be activated, whenever you want, without interrupting whatever you are doing.


    Which applications will initially be compatible?

    The more interest I can demonstrate in utter! the more likely your favourite application developer will want to make their functionality available to use. The purpose of the YouTube video and this thread is to get their attention and create a more functional first beta release.

    I’m a developer and I'd like features of my application to be utter! compatible.

    Please contact me to discuss how our applications can work together.
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    FAQs

    Q) Will an offline speech engine be built in?
    A) I hope so. I'm waiting to see what features of Google Now are made available to developers

    Q) What languages will it be available in?
    A) At first, English only. Once I have the framework functioning correctly, I can turn my attention to translations (thank you for the messages I’ve received offering translation help).

    Q) Will it use natural speech recognition?
    A) Over time it will, but in the testing stages commands will be more structured. As my algorithms develop, so will the application's ability to recognise exactly what you want.

    For the conversation mode I’m really up against it. I’m almost trying to reinvent the wheel knowing that Google are no doubt sitting on a very advanced algorithm purposely for this… They are more than welcome to allow me to use it…

    Q) How much is utter! going to cost when it’s out of beta?
    A) I don’t know as yet. Not more than a couple of dollars... I just need to make sure that whatever the price, it's more than worth it.

    Q) Which speech engine does it use?
    A) In the video I used IVONA beta (available on the Market here). This option is configurable so you can use a free or premium engine of your choice.

    Q) Google’s Project Majel will no doubt surpass this application. Why are you bothering?
    A) Perhaps.. It remains to be seen the direction Google take and whether their focus will be too much in the interest of nudging you towards Google services, rather than providing an open and configurable voice integrated assistant.

    For example: If you assign ‘Save Battery’ to a command, on detection utter! could go ahead and minimise your brightness level and screen time-out, turn off (or restrict) all data connections, set your device to GSM only, turn off vibrate functions and screen animations, underclock and undervolt your CPU (requires root) etc etc.. Is that what you expect from Majel? Personally, I don’t… [Update - I think I was right about this!]

    Q) How do I register to beta test!?
    A) Hang around this thread – thank you.

    Q) The icon you used in the video for utter! was lame!
    A) Yes! I just borrowed the inbuilt icon for now. If you think you can design a better one, please feel free! Maximum respect (at the very least) from the first post is offered in return!

    Q) Can you adapt Siri to do these things please?
    A) I honestly have had these requests – I’m afraid that’s not going to be possible now… or in the near/far future /ever…

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    • FACEBOOK
    • TWITTER
    • CONTACTS
    • TASKER
    • BLUETOOTH
    • WIFI
    • MOBILE DATA
    • WORLD TIME
    • WORLD WEATHER
    • ROOT FUNCTIONS

    Credits


    pingpongboss - amazing StandOut library!
    usaff22 - amazing icon and artists impression work
    meadowsjared - Sharing his coding skills
    nobnut - previously unknown generosity
    waydownsouth - previously unknown patience and sharing of knowledge
    fahadayaz - Bug solving GEEK

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    All permissions are for device based command purposes. NONE of your personal data is uploaded or shared to any external server of any kind

    Change Log

    Code:
    V2.2.5A RELEASED
    
    Email
    Text
    Navigation
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Directory Searches
    Car Locator
    Play Music
    Visual Results
    Wave-to-wake
    
    + many more features added! Please see the command list in the app for details.
    Changed to foreground application with permanent notification to stop Android killing it!
    
    V2.2.4A RELEASED
    Skype fixed
    FC's fixed on some commands
    Speed increases
    Added troubleshooting menu
    Changed icon display
    Enabled background test code (hidden).
    
    V2.2.1A RELEASED
    Code and UI revamp.
    Converted to pre-beta background app
    Usage details in the application.
    
    V2.1.9.1A RELEASED
    
    MASSIVE CHANGES!
    Simply too many to list... 
    All details in the app
    
    V2.1.0A RELEASED
    
    Mobile data
    Twitter
    Facebook
    Contacts (algorithm test)
    
    Dropped 2.1 compatibility
    Fahrenheit added to weather
    Initialisation tweaked
    Custom listener tweaked
    Button labels and Loquendo sample now family friendly :eek:
    HUGE code rebuild
    
    V2.0.1A RELEASED
    
    Tasker integration!
    World Weather
    Custom Listener test
    Long-press-search integration
    Loads of bug fixes and code improvements.
    Fixed Weather and Time force closes on 2.1 & 2.2 devices
    
    V1.9A RELEASED
    Root-functions fixed
    Tablet compatibility fixed
    Errors when no recogniser fixed
    Loads of bug fixes and code improvements.
    
    V1.7A RELEASED
    Root-functions included!
    FIXED - Recogniser button errors
    Loads and loads of bug fixes and code improvements.
    
    V1.6A RELEASED
    World-Time included
    FIXED 'unknown' Bluetooth state message.
    Loads and loads of bug fixes and code improvements.
    
    V1.5A RELEASED
    Bluetooth voice control test included
    FIXED the V1.4A 4.0.3 ICS crash
    FIXED FC on back button from config tab
    FIXED FC when closing app
    FIXED FC for Galaxy Nexus TTS settings
    FIXED leaked Receiver
    Loads and loads of bug fixes and code improvements.
    
    V1.4A RELEASED
    WiFi voice control test included
    Loads of bug fixes and code improvements.
    
    V1.3A - RELEASED
    Fixed FC on Config Tab
    
    V1.2A - RELEASED
    Release version 'jumped' to match Play Store
    Totally rewritten UI code
    Totally rewritten engine logic
    Prevented override of localised English voice
    Added test contact loader
    Intro changed to audio file
    Option to record output to sdcard for translation help
    So much else that I've forgotten...
    
    V0.0.1A - RELEASED
    Long presses for association are not functional yet

    BUGS
    Code:
    IVONA registers itself in error, even if it may actually work. A full uninstall and reinstall of the IVONA files is required.
    Buttons don't reactivate occasionally after utterance - 'utterance' code depreciated.
    Weather and Time API's are useless for USA State searches. Need to change provider.

    utter! stable version is available from Google Play here.

    Saiy stable version is available from Google Play here.

    Latest test releases can be found in my more recent posts
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    Please release an Alpha version!!! PLEASE!!!

    JP
    Thanks for all of the comments and support folks. For all of those eager to test something I'm going to knock up a configuration apk over the weekend. Nothing too exciting I'm afraid, but digesting the comments I've realised I really need to initially focus on the following:

    1) Getting the very basic framework out so if you'd be so kind to test on your various devices I can catch early device, Android version, custom ROM/kernel bugs and get them right from the start. I need to make sure that if the correct voice data etc isn't already installed on your device I handle it correctly, depending on your location and other things.

    2) Configure the app to be multilingual from the start - If I leave this until a later date, I know I'll end up putting it off with it coming second to bugs and fixes and enhancements etc. Thank you for all of the messages offering translation support, it's really appreciated.

    3) A few of you have mentioned your accents not working well with other speech apps. This got me thinking that I need to be able to allow you to configure the raw voice data, rather than just keywords. So, for example, if you say 'load app cut the rope' and the voice data returns 'low dap cudder hope' (or something else just as random), then I need to be able to allow you to view the raw voice data and if necessary assign 'low dap cudder hope' to open cut the rope! That way it will be accent issue free for many of the functions.

    So, I'll work on a simple test apk over the weekend then you can all have a mess with your raw voice data and let me know your findings depending on your language etc. Thanks in advance.

    4) Build in a simple (at first) offline speech engine, that can be improved version by version. I'm looking at integrating Sphinx, but it's not going to be easy as there is limited documentation.

    5) Create an option that can immediately change utter! to text interaction only, rather than having to abort what you are doing and adjust this in the preferences. So, a 'mute' button of sorts.

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    Again, thank you for all of the suggestions, I do scan through them when I have time and it's really helped me prioritise what I should be doing to make utter! more useful to you.

    Please keep the suggestions coming and perhaps let me know your thoughts on the following:

    a) What voice engines do you use? I want to be able to refer users to a link on the market (or direct download) for a suggested engine. I know this is a personal preference, but if for a certain language there seems to be majority agreement, then I'll go with that.

    b) Do I need to allow the default search engine to be configurable? Does anyone not use Google...?!

    c) What are your experiences of other voice applications? What are your personal essential features that they include and what are they missing?

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    Funding Update

    I've spoken to many potential partners and a very long story short, they each have their own commercial agenda, all of which I believe detract from the biggest appeal of utter!

    I want to be able to focus on utter! allowing you to use your own personal favourite applications, because that is the experience you have chosen, one which I want to enhance. I do not want to 'team up' with a limited number of selected commercial partners to provide your results in the hope you will then use their services.

    So, how can I achieve this?

    I'm going to go down the kickstarter route to raise as much funding as I can for the application. Briefly, every time I think of a function I wish to include, I think of a hundred eventualities and adjoining functions, I simply cannot do this to its full potential alone, so the funding will go towards the cost of outsourcing the Java development to assist me to build the application to the highest standards and quickly (without cutting corners)!

    Most importantly, I can focus on building the application based on its appeal, rather than a steered commercial angle.

    At the point the money I raise runs out, I will have the amount of downloads and popularity (hopefully) of the application to entice commercial partners and go from there.

    Having assessed all of my options, I think this is the best way forward all-round.

    Once I've written up the kickstarter brief (so much to do!), I'll post the link here. Just to clarify, you are not in any way expected to donate and never would be. If you do donate, you will of course have my gratitude and that of others. When the link appears, you all have the power of social media at your fingertips, so if you could share it on twitter, G+ etc that would be absolutely fantastic...

    Right, I best stop waffling and get coding!

    brandall
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    Tasker Plugin

    Please note - This thread will be updated specifically for Saiy very soon - I've been busy! I hope you can follow along, replacing utter! with Saiy in the mean time..... Do make sure you download the correct XML files at the bottom of this thread.

    Tasker Plugin Tutorial

    At present, the plugin has three main features:

    1) Speak
    2) Notify
    3) Pass variable values.

    Please download and import the attached utter! example project, to make it easier to follow the processes explained below. As with all tasks you haven’t created yourself, it’s a good idea to review the content within the XML on the sdcard, prior to importing them, as they could contain rouge actions. On this occasion, it might be ok to trust me though :)

    From the Tasker preferences, make sure beginner mode is not ticked and under the miscellaneous tab, tick ‘Allow External Access’ so the two applications can communicate.

    If you don’t see the imported utter! project, on the main Tasker screen, slide your finger downwards from the top of the screen (there is a faint white downwards pointing arrow), which will reveal the submenus.

    Make sure Tasker is turned on!

    Speak & Pass Variable Values

    The Profile smsReceivedU is activated when a text is received from anyone and triggers the task smsU. Click smsU to open it.

    You’ll firstly see a variable set action that is creating the voice content you want to pass to utter! The content consists of the message details. The second action is the Plugin configuration – tap on the action and then click edit.

    In the text box, you’ll see the content that you are going to ask utter! to speak. It can consist of just plain text, just variables, or a combination of both. For the sake of example, I used both. Save out of the plugin and go back to the task. Press the ‘play button’ at the bottom right of the task to ‘test’ it.

    At this point, Tasker may alert you that it will need to start monitoring your messages in order for the task to work correctly, accept the confirmation. When you press play, you hopefully will hear the information, including the populated variable content announced by utter! If you don’t, you may need to send yourself a quick text to populate the variables.

    * Note: occasionally, the activation of monitors (such as incoming texts) can be delayed. Saving all the way out of Tasker and opening it again seems to resolve this. Send yourself another text afterwards to confirm.

    When the profile smsReceivedU is ticked as active, your text messages will be read aloud when they are received. However, there may be situations when you want to choose whether you hear them or not.

    Head to the profile smsRecievedU – Interactive and open the triggered task smsU – Interactive. In action 1, you’ll see the content you are going to request utter! says and it contains a question about whether or not you want to hear the received message (the trigger for this task). Action #2 sets the message data that utter! will announce, if you confirm that you’d like to hear it. Click on the plugin action (#3) and press edit – You’ll see that the box ‘Send Value Only’ is ticked and the variable %smsdata (the message data) is entered to be sent to utter!

    * Note: There is currently no way for an external application to access the values of your Tasker variables (without a hack) due to privacy issues, as some of the data within the variables may be personal. As this is the case, you’ll need to select ‘Send Value Only’ in any tasks where you would like utter! to be made aware of a change in a variable value. These values are stored separately and securely by utter!

    Heading back to the task, action #4 is another plugin action, this time requesting that utter! immediately speaks the content of %tosay (configured in action #1). You’ll see that the ‘Start Listening’ box is ticked as you’ll need to answer the question!

    Now, when utter! announces ‘You’ve received a text message. Would you like me to read it?’ you’ll be aware that replying ‘yes, please read the message that is contained in the tasker variable I sent to you’ will result in utter! not knowing what on Earth you’re talking about! We need to configure a custom phrase within utter! to handle this.

    Heading into utter! select the customisation tab and click ‘Custom Phrase’. This is going to be handling our reply when utter! asks the question above. Enter ‘please read it’ in the phrase field (top box) and in the response box (bottom box!) %smsdata (case sensitive) and press ‘Create’.

    The result is, that when utter! asks ‘You’ve received a text message. Would you like me to read it?’, you can respond with ‘please read it’ and the custom phrase handler will detect the response is a variable name. The variable name will be substituted in the response for the current variable value (you sent it to utter! in action #3 of the task smsU – Interactive) and hey presto, your text message will be read out!

    For completeness, you may wish to add another custom phrase, where the phrase is ‘not right now thanks’ and the response is ‘okay, well let me know when you do’ – just to give it a little more personalisation… a bit nicer than just saying ‘cancel’.

    There are two more tasks in the project - drivingOnU and drivingOffU. These task turn the profile smsRecievedU – Interactive, on and off. You may wish to activate the Tasker profile 'hands-free' whilst driving, so from the Customisation Tab, click on 'Create Commands' and select 'Run Tasker Task'. Click on 'drivingOnU' and when prompted by utter! set the command phrase to something like 'I'm driving', the success words to 'drive safely' and the fail words to 'something went wrong!'

    Whenever you wish to activate the profile and have your messages announced, you can say 'I'm driving' and the profile will become active. Do the same again for the 'drivingOffU' task and you'll be able to toggle them by voice whenever you need to.

    To summarise, any variable values you want to keep utter! updated on so you can request the current value by voice, pass them in a ‘Send Value Only’ plugin action. Don’t forget, in the ‘Speak’ plugin action, utter! accepts plain text and variables in any order or combination.

    Notify

    Stipulating the interaction level of utter! (speak uninvited whenever / speak uninvited if I’m not at work etc) is coming soon, but in the mean time there may be variable content within your tasks that you’d like to be made aware of, but only when you’re good and ready. For this reason, you can connect the speech data to a notification, that when clicked, will begin to announce the content. This is handled by utter! rather than the Tasker ‘notification click’ action.

    The profile unlockedU is a quick example of how this works. The trigger is the device being unlocked (so you can easily test it out) and it fires the task infoU. The task infoU places some random device info into the variable %anyname in action #1. The utter! plugin action #2 sets the content for the notification (%anyname) and the box is ticked to confirm the Notification action.

    Press the ‘play’ button and you should see a notification appear. Clicking on it will begin the speech of the content placed in %anyname.

    To avoid cluttering the notification bar, currently only one notification is available. If another is activated, it will replace the content of the first one. This will eventually be configurable.

    Tasker, Llama & External App Support

    Users have requested to be able to switch the application off and on under certain circumstances and so I've exposed the ability to do this and other functions using intents from external applications. The applications must allow you to add 'data extras' to intents and you can now do the following:

    1 - Start the voice recognition
    2 - Start the permanent voice recognition
    3 - Stop the permanent voice recognition
    4 - Turn utter! off completely
    5 - Flush the memory utter! is using
    6 - Toggle driving mode
    7 - Toggle caller announcement
    8 - Toggle notification announcement

    I've created a separate Activity to do this. Normally you have to list the package name, followed by the class name.

    Package name - com.brandall.nutter
    Class name - com.brandall.nutter.EIH

    To stop any rogue applications firing off commands to utter! you need to go to the Power User Settings and create an alphanumeric password. That password will need to be entered in the data extras of the intent, to confirm you have 'authorised' it.

    Here is a screenshot of how it would look in Tasker. The command:2 refers to the permanent recognition above. If you put command:4 it would turn utter! off. The password:mypassword123 is the password of mypassword123 you set in the Power User Settings.

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    Each action must be labelled and immediately followed by a colon: before the content.

    command:
    password:

    I hope the above made sense?!

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    NEW! - ADVANCED TASKER RECEIVER PROJECT

    Note: I've been informed that this project does not import correctly on the Gingerbread version of Tasker. I'm investigating.

    Before you read any further, this is for the more advanced Tasker users, who want to handle voice commands with their own custom Tasks. If you're new to Tasker, perhaps return to this post at a later date and get started with the project detailed above!

    For those that are still with me, import the Tasker Receiver Project below and then you'll need to tick the Send to Tasker box in the Try Again options (in the utter! Advanced Settings). Once you've done that, all unknown commands will be broadcast to Tasker to handle and the project you've imported will resolve them, or not....

    First thing to remember is that if utter! knows to send the voice data to Tasker, then it will not speak a response, such as 'I didn't understand that request' or something equally as irritating! It'll be up to you to handle any responses in Tasker - including when the voice data doesn't trigger a Task you've created.

    In the project there is a Master Command List, which at present contains the three commands, sausages, beans and chips. These are populated into an Array, which for all intents and purposes, is a list..... Every time Tasker receives voice data from utter! it will refresh this list, to make sure it picks up on any new commands you've created.

    It then gets a bit tricky - The voice data is also in the form of an Array, so the Task 'Voice Data Receiver' loops through each item in the voice data Array, whilst also looping (in a nested loop) through each item in your command Array. Basic pattern matching takes place on each command, so that if the voice data in any place contains the word 'sausages', it will trigger a match. This is using the Tasker regex of *sausages*. You can of course use more advanced regex should you wish.

    If a match is made, the Task looks for the index of the command number and that will then trigger the corresponding Task called 'CommandAction#', where the number at the end is populated by the index variable in the loop. The voice data is handed to this Task as a parameter, so you can do further analysis to look for more matching words, should you wish. An example would be a trigger command of 'display' and a further check for 'off' or 'on' in the voice data. The CommandAction# Tasks finish by performing an action (of course!) and providing the vocal response to utter!

    If no match is made, the negative voice response is set at the bottom of the Voice Data Receiver Task.

    There are notes placed inside the Tasks, which I hope will help to make the process a little more clear for you, as I confused myself writing the above :cyclops:

    If you get stuck, there are plenty of users and threads here on XDA that will come to your rescue. Check my signature below for a couple of links.