Last thursday I attended Madrid's Google Devfest and one of the things I liked the most was one of the latest additions to Google Chrome, the speech attribute on the input fields. It allows to fill form fields using the microphone (without Flash!) and Google technology for speech recognition.
I wanted to play a little with the techonology so I created a game as a weekend project. It shows you one random title from a Wikipedia article (using its API) and asks you to read it aloud so it can compare what you said with the given phrase. Since Google speech recognition is far from perfect (specially if you have a non-US accent) the results may vary, but I think it's funny anyway.
You can try it at nekojs.com/html5/speech.html but you'll need one of the latest Chrome builds in order to test it (and I think it only works on Mac and Windows right now).
Since I know that some of you like this kind of games on the web I hope you can give me some feedback and ideas for improving.
It's fun; a few things:
- It's impossible to say titles with acronyms (NCIS => n c i s)
- It's impossible to say titles with non-ascii letters in the name (piraña, ...)
Well, that was fun. :P
"Ruská Vo a nad Popradom"
You said: "list of montana orgasm" Ummmmmmfff! (30%)
well, let's try again..
"hoosegow volcano adam" 26%
"risk of a netbook" 43%
"discover on a condom" 35%