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  • Blog Post: WP8 Speech – Exploring the MVVM pattern

    Today’s post will be the first in a series discussing how I’ve used the MVVM (Model, View, View Model) pattern to build a full blown user experience for the “Search On” application I’ve previously blogged about. If you haven’t read the earlier posts, you might want to take a few minutes and see where...
  • Blog Post: WP8 Voice Commands: Dynamic Phrase Lists … From Azure!

    Over the last couple weeks, I’ve been demonstrating various features of the new speech platform included in Windows Phone 8.0. So far, we’ve covered the following topic areas: Start Speech Enabling your apps! … where I consolidated a bunch of resources, and uploaded a video of a “real world” Windows...
  • Blog Post: WP8 Voice Commands: Wildcards

    In today’s post, we’re going to dig into a very useful feature of the Windows Phone 8.0 speech platform, specifically how to use wildcards with the VoiceCommandService. As those of you following along already know, in our first post , we built a WP8 speech app, called “Search On”, enabling users to ...
  • Blog Post: WP8 Voice Commands: Phrase Lists

    Today, I ’m going to show you how to extend the app we built in yesterday’s post , using something we call Phrase Lists. Using a Phrase List, we’ll be able to let users of our “Search On” application “Search on” 15 more sites, not just search on Amazon.com. Here are a couple examples of how that’ll play...
  • Blog Post: How many lines of code does it take to build a complete WP8 speech app?

    In today's post, I'm going to show you how to use the three different parts of the speech platform on Windows Phone 8.0: Voice Commands, Speech Recognition, and Speech Synthesis. To do that, we're going to build an actual application, that has real value, but hopefully will be less than 100 lines of...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 8 is here! Start speech enabling your apps…

    It’s time to start speech enabling your Windows Phone applications, developers! In today’s post, I’ll kick things off by consolidating and linking to a bunch of different resources that you can use to get started. I’ll also show you a real world application, that’s not...
  • Blog Post: Developers: Coming soon to a phone near you… Windows Phone 8

    Windows Phone 8 is almost here!! Joe Belfiore introduced Windows Phone 8 to the world in June, 2012. Kevin Gallo summarized what’s new for developers , just a week later. The new Windows Phone Dev Center came online in August. The Windows Phone 8 SDK Preview program was announced in September. The Windows...
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