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Integration Salesforce on iOS with voice recognition from API.AI

I spent the last few nights hacking this up.  I combined the Salesforce iOS SDK with the voice recognition service from API.AI.When I first searched for examples of voice recognition, Nuance was one of the first results returned.  I’ve worked with Nuance during my call center days, so it was a familiar name.  However, it looks like they haven’t updated in a while.A post from this blog suggests that another provider, AT&T’s SDK has been deprecated.In general, I wasn’t so sure about using browser based technology, such as using PhoneGap and cordova.   I also looked at using Speechkit, but not all browsers (especially Safari) support this.  In fact, even mobile Chrome doesn’t support it.  So much for Speechkit becoming a  standard. Salesforce iOS SDK with API.AI

Android Wear Programming

It has been a while since I’ve programmed in Java.  I’m trying to pick up Android Wear programming again and boy, things have changed!  The last time I tried to do this, Android Studio just came out.  I’ve watched a few tutorials now on Android Studio and one thing that puzzles me is that when I create a project, rect_activity_main.xml and round_activity_main.xml are missing.The cause for this are the additional options for adding an Activity to Wear.    It defaults to Always on Wear Activity.  If I blindly click next, then the 2 xml files won’t be created.  I’ll have to research how an Always on Wear Activity works.  Even though it’s always on, it still needs an activity that has the layout for a watch?

Iron Man Wireless Mouse

It has been over a year since my last blog entry.  I’m a point in my life that I am ready to start blogging again.  Today, I received a fairly neat addition to my gadget collection, an Iron Man mouse!It’s not as comfortable as an ergonomic mouse.  However, the creators of this mouse tried to replicate the exactness of Iron Man’s mask, rather than just have  a mouse painted in Iron Man colours.  In fact, the chin on Iron Man makes holding this mouse a little bit uncomfortable, at least for hands my size.Changing the DPI setting, changes the colour of the eyes.  It can be red, blue, or green.  While it looks amazing, it is flimsier than I would have liked.  But the good thing is that every time I use this mouse, it reminds me of superheroes.  I hope that translates into me pulling a superhero like performance at work