Making Your Mobile Web App Talk
Your web browser doesn’t have a cute name like Alexa, Siri, or Cortana, but it can be just as talkative. Your smartphone, with a built-in speaker and microphone, is a perfect device for building a browser-based Conversational UI. In this workshop, Scott Davis demonstrates how easy it is to build a Conversational UI in a web app. Without downloading a single third-party library, you’ll learn how to leverage the native browser capabilities for text-to-speech and speech-to-text. These W3C standards have been in place for years – now it’s time for you to take advantage of these stable, ubiquitous APIs in your own web app. Our primary focus will be on leveraging the Web Speech API, with an emphasis on naturally integrating the SpeechSynthesis and SpeechRecognition components into a web application.