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BionicWomanHere is yet another feeble attempt to stay on the voice command/text-to-speech topic in Windows Phone 8 while injecting cartoons and superheroes as a theme.  With the fear of dating myself, how about a character that sits between cartoon and superhero?  What is that you say?  I say, “What about a character that isn’t a cartoon nor a superhero?”  Have you ever heard of The Bionic Woman?  The bionic woman was Lee Major’s, the Bionic Man, old flame who had a parachute accident and got all busted up falling through a bunch of trees, only to land on her head and damage her hearing.  Well, since they were able to use bionics to help Lee Major after an aircraft accident, they figured, “Hey, we did it once, let’s try it again.”  So, the Bionic Woman was given the gift of amplified hearing in her right ear along with other abilities.  That being said, this post is dedicated to having your Windows Phone 8 app listen to your every word.

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FelixTo play off of my last post on Text to Speech in Windows Phone, I thought I would continue the theme of cartoon characters.  So, anyone out there heard of Felix the Cat?  Felix the Cat was a funny cartoon character in the silent film era.  He always found himself in a fix and needed to resort to his bag of tricks.  Well, let’s jump into the Windows Phone SDK bag of tricks and see how we can send voice commands to our Windows Phone 8 application.

Windows Phone 7.x introduced simple voice commands such as “Open Ebay”, “Call Ed Glogowski”, “Find food in Apple Valley”, “Text John Cannon” or even “Note It is my wife’s birthday on Friday”.

Windows Phone 8 has given developers the option to extend the voice commands to call directly into their application.

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