I recently got a Google Home mini and since, have been obsessed with how well it fits between other modes of input. I enjoyed the experience so much that I attended a Voice App design workshop, and learned about Voice UI to start building my own.
Imo building a Voice App to figure out when VHS is open rather than going to the website every time would be epic. I’m hoping to connect with folks who are already playing around with Voice apps, or have a fairly robust coding background and are interested in building Voice Apps for Google Home/Alexa.
Also, please lmk if you have someone in mind that I should connect with. The idea is simple - when the user asks to connect/talk to “IsVHSOpen” (or “invoke phrase”), the code in backend reads state from isvhsopen.vanhack.ca / isvhsopen.com and expresses the value/state out loud. We’d be using API.ai + Dialogflow for Google and AWS + Alexa Dev Console for Alexa.
To reiterate, I have a fair understanding of Voice UI, and am familiar with the tools/ platforms in use, but am not from a coding background, so would prefer to collab with someone who has experience there.
Hope to hear the community’s input. Give the post a if you think it’s a productive + good idea.