App request: Voice controlled cooking-timer

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by stofferdk, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. stofferdk macrumors regular

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    #1
    Dear MacRumours reading app developers, I have an idea - and I think it would be quite a hit in the app store. I for one, need it badly.

    Everyone needs a clock or timer in the kitchen, the housewives are so trained that they can use their internal clock. I am not a housewive, and I prefer a timer over a standard clock. Now what I DO NOT need, is to wash hands everytime I want to setup the timer.

    App flow:

    Before you begin cooking, you open the app, which will beep when its ready. The app will then activate the microphone, and await instructions. When instructed i.e. :

    "IPHONE ... 30 seconds"

    the iphone repeats: "30 seconds begin now" on the speaker, and a timer begins. The iPhone will then beep when the time is up... and it will be ready to take new commands.


    Basically, you got a voice-controlled timer for cooking - HANDSFREE -, for hygienic reasons a knockout app.



    Can anyone make this work? I got 5.99 USD that says it can.


    Thank you for listening
     
  2. vettori macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    I tried to do something similar for my app [app]Italian Video Recipes[/app] to switch between video steps hands-free.

    Unfortunately voice recognition is difficult so I gave up.
    There are some libraries for the iPhone but they cost a few thousands dollar in licenses.

    I hope that someday Apple will make the voice recognition engine of the 3GS available to developers.
     
  3. stofferdk thread starter macrumors regular

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    #3
    oh darn...


    thought the voice recognition was part of it all after the 3Gs got released
     
  4. stofferdk thread starter macrumors regular

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    Can anyone comment on this app now that we have 3Gs and 3.1 software?

    Really need it >.<
     
  5. vettori macrumors 6502a

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    There are no new features for voice recognition on OS3.1... Sorry :(
     
  6. spillproof macrumors 68020

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    #6
    For now, just tape up plastic wrap over your microwave buttons and use your knuckles.
     
  7. stofferdk thread starter macrumors regular

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    #7
    not as elegant
     

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