Windows Client

W12 Strike up a Conversation with Cortana on Windows Phone


1:30pm - 2:45pm

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Walt Ritscher

Walt Ritscher

Staff Author at LinkedIn

Windows Phone has always had a great speech API. In Windows Phone 8.1, Microsoft adds Cortana, a speech enabled personal assistant. Working with Cortana in your application is similar to the way voice commands have always worked in Windows Phone. In this session, you'll learn how to add voice control to your Windows Phone app through the Speech API.

You will learn:

  • How to add custom vocabularies to the speech engine
  • How to configure Cortana to invoke your app action
  • How to talk back to the user with the synthesis engine
  • How to add custom voice control within your app