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Introducing the HTML5 Web Speech API

Your Practical Introduction to Adding Browser-Based Speech Capabilities to your Websites and Online Applications

Authors: Libby, Alex

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  • Covers the API in a practical context
  • Implements speech capabilities in the browser in a project-based approach, to help simplify the experience for customers
  • Get up to speed with the Web Speech API quickly, with minimal effort and maximum results
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About this book

Leverage the power of HTML5 Web Speech API to quickly add voice capabilities to your websites. This project-oriented book simplifies the process of setting up and manipulating the API in the browser using little more than a text editor or free software. 

You'll be presented with a starting toolset that you can use to develop future projects, incorporate into your existing workflow and allow you to take your websites to the next level, reducing the reliance on entering choices through a keyboard and making the overall experience easier for customers.

This excellent resource is perfect for getting acquainted with creating and manipulating browser-based  APIs. You don’t have to convert your whole work process immediately; you can incorporate as little or as much as you want of the API, and build on this as your skills develop. We live in an age where speed and simplicity are of the essence – this book provides a perfect way to add speech capabilities to our websites, directly in the browser and with the minimum of fuss.

Introducing the HTML5 Web Speech API is the right choice for developers who want to focus on simplicity to produce properly optimized content in modern browsers using tools already in their possession.

What You'll Learn

  • Implement the Web Speech API in a project
  • Explore some of the options for personalizing them for a project
  • Gain an appreciation of pointers around user experience and how this affects the API
  • Understand how to manage issues and security when using the API
  • Work through some example projects, from standalone demos to implementing with other tools or libraries

Who This Book Is For

Website developers who are already familiar with JavaScript, and are keen to learn how to leverage the Web Speech API to quickly add voice-enabled capabilities to a website, using little more than a text editor. It’s ideal for those in agile development teams, where time is of the essence, and the pressure is on to deliver results quickly. 

About the authors

Alex Libby is a front end engineer and seasoned computer book author, who hails from England. His passion for all things Open Source dates back to the days of his degree studies, where he first came across web development, and has been hooked ever since. His daily work involves extensive use of JavaScript, HTML and CSS to manipulate existing website content; Alex enjoys tinkering with different open source libraries to see how they work. He has spent a stint maintaining the jQuery Tools library, and enjoys writing about Open Source technologies, principally for front end UI development.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Getting Started

    Pages 1-29

    Libby, Alex

  • Exploring the APIs in More Detail

    Pages 31-64

    Libby, Alex

  • Supporting Mobile Devices

    Pages 65-90

    Libby, Alex

  • Combining the APIs: Building a Chatbot

    Pages 91-130

    Libby, Alex

  • Project: Leaving Review Feedback

    Pages 131-156

    Libby, Alex

Buy this book

eBook 22,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-5735-7
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Softcover 27,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-5734-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Introducing the HTML5 Web Speech API
Book Subtitle
Your Practical Introduction to Adding Browser-Based Speech Capabilities to your Websites and Online Applications
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Alex Libby
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-5735-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-5735-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-5734-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 339
Number of Illustrations
66 b/w illustrations
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