Voice UI blog

We write occasionally about improving user experience through voice.

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Speechly enables full browser compatibility for Web Speech API

Speechly enables full browser compatibility for Web Speech API using a polyfill.

James Brill

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Using Voice Technology in Field Service Management

Voice Technology alongside existing Field Service Management (FSM) mobile solutions can help solve common problems found in FSM

Collin Borns

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Insights and Statistics on Voice Technology

The freshest and most interesting voice technology insights for 2021

Ottomatias Peura

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Speechly Selected as One of The Most Promising Startups in Finland 2021

Talouselämä, a leading Finnish business media selected ten of the most promising startups in Finland for 2021. Speechly was one of them

Ottomatias Peura

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How e-Commerce Players Can Improve Product Discovery with On-site Voice Search

Designing voice-first applications requires new approaches to UX and UI design. In this post, we'll go through some best practices for designing voice-driven user interfaces.

Otto Söderlund

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Value of Domain Ownership With Voice Technology

Learn the true value of domain ownership when using voice technologies

Collin Borns

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Ideal Scenarios for Multimodal User Interfaces

Identify best use cases for multimodal user interfaces and create 10x user experiences

Collin Borns

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Examples of Natural Voice User Interfaces

Reactive voice user user interfaces enable intuitive and efficient experiences that improve key metrics

Ottomatias Peura

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Advantages of Voice User Interfaces

Voice has certain advantages over traditional user interfaces. Leveraging these advantages can create unique user experiences in any industry or domain.

Ottomatias Peura

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Voice Picking with Modern Technologies

Learn how voice picking and voice-directed warehousing with real-time Spoken Language Understanding improves efficiency and key metrics in your warehouse

Ottomatias Peura

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Improve Workforce Efficiency with Voice User Interfaces

Voice user interfaces can improve workforce efficiency by enabling professionals complete their tasks faster and more accurately

Ottomatias Peura

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Bring Multi-Modality to Voice Commerce

Voice commerce should not mean eCommerce on a smart speaker, but rather a multi-modal experience supported by voice.

Collin Borns

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What Did the Speechly Team Achieve in 2020?

Our team made some great progress in 2020 in enabling all developers to become voice developers.

Ottomatias Peura

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Handling Speech Input in a React App

Learn the best practices for handling speech input in a Speechly React app.

Ari Nykänen

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Web Speech API Alternatives for Voice User Interfaces

Speechly provides an alternative for Web Speech API React that works in all modern browsers and is optimized for real-time voice user interfaaces

Ottomatias Peura

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Why Hasn’t the iPhone Moment Happened Yet for Voice UIs

The extremely fast feedback that the iPhone touch screen experience provided to the user, resulting in a very responsive and intuitive user experience is still missing from current voice user interfaces.

Hannes Heikinheimo

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Improve User Experience in Grocery eCommerce

Speechly published a whitepaper on how voice technology can benefit grocery retail market. The whitepaper is available completely for free, no strings attached!

Ottomatias Peura

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Tools for Prototyping Voice User Interfaces

Tools for prototyping voice user interfaces are not easy to find. We've collected the best tools in one list.

Ottomatias Peura

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Speechly Guidelines for Creating Productive Voice-Enabled Apps

In this article, we'll introduce the guidelines and best practices for creating voice enabled applications for touch screens.

Hannes Heikinheimo

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Voice Search in Mobile Applications and Websites

Searching by voice is already big on Google. Why voice search is still pretty nonexistant on other websites and applications?

Ottomatias Peura

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Build Voice User Interfaces with React

Speechly React Client enables developers to integrate voice functionalities to their React applications

Ottomatias Peura

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Speechly React Client published

Our new React client is the best and easiest way to improve touch screen experience in React applications with intuitive voice user interfaces

Ottomatias Peura

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Configuring and Testing Voice UIs on Command Line

We have released a set of command line tools that improve collaboration and makes it easy for developers to integrate Speechly to their current workflow

Ottomatias Peura

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Tips for a Beginner in Voice UI Design

Designing voice-first applications requires new approaches to UX and UI design. In this post, we'll go through some best practices for designing voice-driven user interfaces.

Ottomatias Peura

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What are Voice User Interfaces?

Voice user interface (VUI) is the means of interacting and using a computer system such as a mobile application or a website by using voice in addition to or instead of touch, keyboard or a mouse.

Ottomatias Peura

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Building a Web Application with a Voice User Interface

Are you thinking, how to use Speechly in your system? In this tutorial we build a simple web-based image editor with a voice user interface."

Samu Tamminen

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Turn Any Web Form into a Voice Form

Hate clicking through endless web forms? Speechly can be used to turn any web form into a voice form.

Ottomatias Peura

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Speechly Dashboard supports Finnish

Speechly Spoken Language Understanding API now has full support for Finnish language.

Ottomatias Peura

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Speechly Dashboard Private Beta

Speechly Dashboard for building Spoken Language Understanding models released for private beta. Join hundreds of other interested developers and sign up for our wait list!

Ottomatias Peura

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Future of Voice for e-Commerce - Key findings from our event

Learn how our guests realized the benefits of next-generation voice user interfaces for e-Commerce and how voice technology can improve customer experience and efficiency in retail industry.

Otto Söderlund

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How Decreasing Time-to-Cart Can Help Retailers Win More Customers in Grocery e-Commerce?

Decreasing time-to-cart in grocery ecommerce can have a huge impact on the business, because creating the first cart takes so much time and is cumbersome. With speech recognition, time-to-cart can be decreased by up to 90%.

Ottomatias Peura

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Machine Learning and Speech Recognition Glossary

The ultimate glossary of speech recognition and natural language understanding (NLU) terms. Utterances, slots, ASRs and wake words explained in layman's terms. Contact us if you find errors!

Ottomatias Peura

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What is Speechly?

Speechly is a company, but also a developer tool that can be used to create real-time voice user interfaces to any application on any platform. Speechly is fast, smart and easy to deploy for developers and its models are easy to train and modify to specific use cases.

Ottomatias Peura

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Why are Smart Speakers Not the Future of Voice?

While smart speakers can handle simple question-answer -based queries just fine, they are not the future of voice. What is?

Ottomatias Peura

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Speechgrinder is Now Speechly

Speechgrinder has changed its name to Speechly! Our services or products are not affected by the change and we'll continue on building the best spoken language understanding tools for developers as Speechly.

Ottomatias Peura

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Speech Recognition in Grocery Market Whitepaper Published

Speechly whitepaper on improving user experience through voice user interface in grocery eCommerce has been published.

Ottomatias Peura

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Speech Recognition in VR/AR Applications

ZOAN is a Finnish startup that specializes in VR and AR solutions. ZOAN is using Speechly to enable immersive hands-free control of their VR environments.

Ottomatias Peura

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SOK is Using Speechly to Facilitate Grocery Shopping

SOK, one of the market leading retailers in the Nordics, is using Speechly's voice UI to make mobile grocery shopping easier and faster.

Ottomatias Peura