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Voice-First Development: Designing, Developing, and Deploying Conversational Interfaces

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Voice-commanded applications are everywhere, running on smart speakers like the Amazon Echo and Google Home, digital assistants like Apple’s Siri, speech-based automotive chatbots, and even novelties like the Alexa-enabled Big Mouth Billy Bass. In Voice-First Development, authors Ann Thyme-Gobbel and Charles Jankowski draw from more than three decades of experience in voice-related development and research to bring you up to speed with a host of voice-controlled applications. This engaging guide focuses on end-to-end voice app development, concrete best practices, and how to avoid common pitfalls. Including practical instruction, real-world examples, and lots of code samples, this book is perfect for developers ready to create fully-functioning voice solutions that users will love!

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Voice-First Development: Designing, Developing, and Deploying Conversational Interfaces

  1. 1. Develop Voice- First With Voice-First Development. Take 42% off the book by entering slthymegobbel into the discount code box at checkout at manning.com.
  2. 2. Voice-first: the new paradigm Voice-First Development is your personal roadmap to developing successful voice applications. Developing applications voice-first is an exciting new direction to take your skill set and with the growing popularity of Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, the demand is high.
  3. 3. Voice-commanded applications are everywhere Take your career in a new direction and start developing voice-first! Voice-First Development focuses on end-to-end voice app development, concrete best practices, and how to avoid common pitfalls. It’s a complete resource.
  4. 4. Your personal roadmap In this insightful guide, you’ll get a solid foundation in modern voice technologies and also get your feet wet writing your first speech interaction apps. You’ll devise an effective plan for balancing business and product requirements, technology dependencies, and user needs, via immersive examples and explanations.
  5. 5. Learn from leading experts in the field Ann Thyme-Gobbel and Charles Jankowski have worked in speech recognition and natural language understanding for over 30 years. Ann is currently the Voice UI/UX Design Leader at Sound United and holds a Ph.D. in cognitive science and linguistics. Charles is currently Director of NLP Application at CloudMinds Technologies. He holds S.B., S.M., and Ph.D. degrees from M.I.T. Together Ann and Charles created a multi-modal conversational natural language interface to assist acute and chronic care patients.
  6. 6. If you want to learn more about the book, check it out on liveBook here. Get Voice-First Development for 42% off by entering slthymegobbel into the discount code box at checkout at manning.com.

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