Simon MacDonald

Simon MacDonald

Simon MacDonald has twenty years of development experience and has worked on a variety of projects including object oriented databases, police communication systems, speech recognition, and unified messaging. His current focus is contributing to the open source PhoneGap project to enable developers to create cross platform mobile applications using web technologies. Simon has been building web applications since they were written using shell scripts and he still has nightmares about those dark d

Montreal 2017 sessions

JavaScript Speech Recognition

English session - Beginner

Learn how you can use speech recognition effectively in your browser and on mobile platforms. We’ll discuss what speech recognition is, review the current state of the W3C Web Speech API specification, including which vendors have implemented pieces of the specification. We’ll have live demos on using speech recognition for dictation, querying the web for answers, and translating English to other languages.