VoiceGap

Filling the space between You and Your Apps

Let’s Chat about this User: One Bot to Another…

Microsoft and Amazon are partnering to enable their respective personal digital assistants to work together. In a deal announced on August 30, the pair committed to getting Microsoft’s Cortana and Amazon’s Alexa assistants to communicate with each other later this year. Users will be able to say to their Echo devices, “Alexa, open Cortana,” or […]

Introducing PointyCode.com, it’s like Scratch for the iPad

I know that it has been a long time since there were any coding examples.  The reason is that I’ve been working on a way for people to write programs on their iPads.   The reader might ask, “hasn’t that been done already?” The answer to that is yes, it has. Visual Programming has been around […]

Meet Nina from Nuance

Since we last talked about Google’s Now, it is only fair to discuss a Nuance offering.   Recently Nuance announced a new Virtual Assistant. Nuance Communications has introduced Nina™, the virtual assistant for mobile  apps. With Nina, developers can quickly add speech-based virtual assistant capabilities to their existing iOS and Android mobile apps.  They are targeting […]

Talk to the Hand!

Google’s  smart watch is rumored to be going big on Google now, which some sources believe will be at the heart of the device. If so, this means we could be talking to our Google watch!  Talking to our wrist to check emails or see what the weather forecast holds. Likely this means the information can be displayed on your phone that […]

VoiceGap Trends: Google Conversations

Trending news for the day talks about the new Chrome Release (27).    Reports state that it now allows limited conversation using the microphone button.  Google quietly introduced this new dictation feature that lets people start a spoken ‘conversation’ in the browser. There is also a link to Google I/O about Chrome Conversations.   Obviously, this is […]

VoiceGap: Style versus Substance

Here is a great example of why Mobile Device Independence will rule in the end.    You will have fewer code-bases to manage; the look and feel of your app will be the same regardless of which phone you have; and HTML5 is just going to allow you on-demand updating of your apps!! Take a look […]

Cappuccino, Objective-J, and the Future of Cross-Device HTML5 Apps

I am going to embark upon a multi-post series on Objective-J and it’s use in creating HTML5 in-browser Apps. Objective-J is a programming language developed as part of the Cappuccino web development framework. It borrows most of its language features from the Objective-C syntax and it shares with JavaScript the same relationship that Objective-C has […]

CSS3, HTML5, and Cascading Class Properties

One of the key premises of cascading style sheets, is that there is actually some cascading going on.  In this article I plan on demonstrating how a data object [a class with properties] can be rendered using CSS3 as the main rendering engine, separate from the data itself. An Object and it’s properties will be […]

Building a complete, end-to-end cloud-connected mobile app with no App Store requirements.

Writing multi-platform mobile applications no longer requires flipping between different IDEs, one for the server side and one for the client.   In this article I plan to use Zend Studio 10 which provides visual design for both client-side interface prototyping and RESTful back-end service creation. The studio has in built-in PhoneGap/Cordova and JQuery integration which […]

The App that Wasn’t

The New Year brings new hope.      An the Old Year bring “I told you so’s.” In a previous post I talked about the App in the Browser, but you can go here and read what other are saying about the HTML5 App trend.   They don’t talk about the Cordova library as a […]

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