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Old 06-25-2008, 03:05 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Downloaded it and have been running it all day. I haven't had any problems and it pretty much operates as described.
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Old 06-25-2008, 03:06 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I tried it out and initially it seemed pretty good. I was able to do web searches. However, they claim it can open applications so I tried saying "open camera" (I used the convenience key that had been on the camera). It did a web search on "open camera". Now it just keeps telling me that it couldn't understand me and that I need to speak louder or closer to the mic or some crap like that. I'm rebooting to see if it clears up. It has a lot of promise so I'm willing to give it another go. If it fails to understand me again, it's gone.
From the user guide:
You can use the vlingo™ software to open the following applications on your device:
• Calendar
• Address Book
• Maps
• Web Browser
• Email
• Tasks
• MemoPad
Unfortunately, Open Camera is not currently supported.
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Old 06-25-2008, 03:12 PM   #23 (permalink)
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How do you locate their FAQ? I couldn't find it.
vlingo™ User Guide: Frequently Asked Questions
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Old 06-25-2008, 04:15 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I installed but can't get past Step #4. I get a time-out error message.
Same here. Even double-checked my APN setting and called Rogers to ensure I had it activated. My other apps (Google apps, etc.) work fine so I'm not sure if it's a network issue or a Vlingo issue.
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Old 06-25-2008, 05:31 PM   #25 (permalink)
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After coming home from work, and looking for the links for the zip file downloads. The link has been removed.
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Old 06-25-2008, 05:48 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Just tried this today. Works as described. Is there any way to run this without using the convenience key? It would be nice if they would build in commands that would work while running other programs. For example: If you were reading an email be able to say: "reply" or "forward". Same with text messaging.
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Old 06-25-2008, 06:56 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I'm using o/s 4.5 on my 8310 so do I download vlingo v4.3?
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Old 06-25-2008, 07:01 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Do you find the accuracy improving?
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Old 06-25-2008, 07:26 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Any way to download/install this program other than OTA?
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Old 06-25-2008, 07:36 PM   #30 (permalink)
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I think it's only OTA for now. I don't recall seeing anything to do with desktop manager.
I only have an email plan and can't install OTA. Can someone help out with a DM solution?

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It would be nice if when you searched the web if it would automatically launch the browser and searched for your spoken text (without you having to press search)!

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Old 06-25-2008, 09:20 PM   #32 (permalink)
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The program doesn't recognise my voice. How rude!
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Old 06-25-2008, 09:23 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I only have an email plan and can't install OTA. Can someone help out with a DM solution?

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Go to their FAQ page and click on the second, I think, about the ERROR and there is a link to two zip files.
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Old 06-25-2008, 09:59 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Thanks I found the links and installed. However I can't get passed Step 4... I keep getting a "timeout" error.
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Timeout error for me too. I couldn't even find the link to the zip files either, but I see that that wouldn't have helped anyway.
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It would be nice if when you searched the web if it would automatically launch the browser and searched for your spoken text (without you having to press search)!

Tony
I agree, however it does give you the chance to make corrections to the search. If it was automatic and the search wasn't accurate this could get very frustrating. Maybe an option to turn this feature on or off would be nice.
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Old 06-26-2008, 03:37 AM   #37 (permalink)
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So WHAT is this time out error?
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Old 06-26-2008, 09:51 AM   #38 (permalink)
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The program doesn't recognise my voice. How rude!
Must be Alabamian as well? lol
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Old 06-26-2008, 10:11 AM   #39 (permalink)
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Ok I just installed it also and get a time out error also, has anyone been able to get past this? Is this maybe carrier related.
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I was fortunate to have it download and install without a hitch. I was quite impressed by the setup process, as it walks you through everything it needs to do (or have you do) and checks to make sure things are working before moving on.

I think it's a great idea, but I'm underwhelmed. The recognition, for me, isn't that great. I appreciate that it gets better over time, so this is fine.

Why I'm underwhelmed is that it's not a handsfree tool. You still need to do things on the device to accept, edit, or choose. For example, a "Note2Self" should simply send the e-mail upon me releasing the key. Granted, this would eliminate the ability to edit the text. But, if the recognition can get to the point where it's good enough for a Note2Self, that shouldn't be necessary.

I'd also like to see it be a full keystroke injection tool, where you get speak and it'd inject what you wrote into whatever app you're in. The FAQ addresses this (sort of). So, it's an idea for the future. Point is: simply opening an app by voice... is that really useful if you can't continue to use voice to operate it?

This said, I am impressed with the attention to detail in (as I said) the setup, the general interface, the configurability, and the fact that it serves as an excellent prototype for a full speech-controlled product. It's nice that they extended the speech recognition functionality in the LiveSearch app to other things.

One last thing: as far as I can tell, recognition does NOT occur on the device. What it does is captures what you're saying (I assume up to a relatively small limit especially if you don't have much free memory), send it to a server to be converted to text, sends the text back to the device, and then has the device perform the action. This can be quite slow, especially if you don't have a higher-speed connection. It also means that it doesn't work if you don't have data service.

At least that's what it seems.
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