Speech API and Windows Phone 8

The Windows Phone 8 lets the Windows Phone developers to utilize the Speech API and build apps using some of the below concepts.

  • Voice Commands
  • Speech Recognition
  • Text to Speech

The voice commands are invoked by tapping and holding the Windows start button on your device. A simple example of a voice command is Open “Calender”. This will open the Calender application on your windows phone device.

Here, “Open” is the name of the command and “Calender” is the name of the application.

The Speech Recognition will allow the developer to accept the speech input in their windows phone app and can be converter to text.

The Text-to-Speech lets the developers to utilize the API to read out the text as audio.