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Talk:Creating a Voice-Controlled Windows Phone 8 Music Information app with the Nokia MixRadio API

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Hamishwillee - Subedited - yes, this is more like it :-)

Hi Matthew

OK, so I really like this entry - it certainly looks innovative to me (did you consider making a Nokia Developer project of it?). I've given it a basic subedit for wiki style - see the use of bold, icode and Note. I also tidied the introduction, which I thought was a bit clunky - you can revert that though if you think I was being picky. I also added a link to another competition entry for Voice Commands in Windows Phone 8. You will note I also tidied up "Anatomy of a Voice Command" to put the subsections in bullets. Usually this is a good idea if the sections don't say very much, and anyone looking at the table of contents isn't likely to want to jump to a title with that name.

Anyway, in terms of room for improvement:

  1. Better links to API documentation of DevCenter for the three APIs you use. I added Voice Commands link and Nokia MixRadio APIs link, so perhaps just something to the text to speech API?
  2. For me, one of the most interesting discussions was the one you had related to wildcard use (its a real pity the speech command API can't pass you the buffer which you could pass to speech-to-text to try interpret). What I'd love to see is:
    • This note reworded and possibly expanded out because it wasn't quite clear to me without reading your links.
    • Even better would be a dynamic solution - so use the Nokia MixRadio API (assuming it can) to dynamically get the list of top artists (and cache them) for populating your phrase list (and you could even learn what the use likes from early selections for future populating based on genre). This would make it better able to handle changing music tastes and mean much less coding of the VCD file. Even better you'd be able to show another feature of the music API .
    • When expanding out the explanation of solution you could also go into more detail on this issue - ie what to do if the name isn't in the file, and some guidance to developers about what is a reasonable number of entries to populate given the network costs and device constraints. Blah blah blah.

Anyway, I think most of my feedback is more about "this is a great idea, like to see more!". Thats a good sign of a good article. Thanks.

Regards

Hamish

hamishwillee 07:45, 15 November 2012 (EET)

Matthewthepc - Thanks :D

Thanks, I'll work on improving the note and adding code to workaround the problem

I'll work on fixing it up over the next week and then see if I can make it a developer project, thanks for the suggestion :)

Thanks,

Matthew

matthewthepc 02:19, 16 November 2012 (EET)

 
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