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Basic offline voice commands.

How about making some voice commands accessible offline. 
Like: "Hey Homey, whats your IP?" or "homey, emergency lights"
just bare minimum things that are useful for troubleshooting or see what you are doing.
Would that be possible? 


  • ZperXZperX Member
    edited May 2016
    Agree with you however they won`t implement an offline speech to text engine due to the poor recognition quality.
    It has been mentioned elsewhere as well...

  • BumblezBumblez Member
    edited May 2016
    The problem is, that the entire speech recognition engine (ie. the conversion from spoken word to text command) is done by external sites. Being able to recognize some basic voice commands while offline, would mean that the speech recognition engine would also have to be offline. I don't see that happening anytime soon. They already had problems enough getting the "OK Homey" recognition to work consistenly.
  • JooleeJoolee Member
    edited May 2016
    The OK Homey works reasonably well now. Better than the online voice recognition if I may say so. It would be nice to have some emergency commands available offline. Turning on the light is definitely one of those. Another could be to ask Homey for it's status on which it can reply where the problem probably lies. (no WiFi or IP = local, no internet = local/ISP, no server connection = Athom)
  • ZperXZperX Member
    edited May 2016
    Would be a great improvement if developers could get enough access to implement their own solution, whether on-line or offline. That would be a big improvement, less stress and legal pressure on Athom. It would be in line with the original concept: "Everyone can develop for Homey, because we designed it with openness in mind. We don’t like all that commercial blahblah, we do this to give you the best experience!"
  • BumblezBumblez Member
    edited May 2016
    To be honest, Athom developing their own solution for voice recognition... I don't see that happening.
    It's a complicated field and requires a lot of expertise (and time, and money). Some dedicated voice recognition companies have already spent many years getting it right (and it's still far from perfect). The commercial solutions that eg Google and Apple currently have, work really well, so Athom might be able to benefit from those... the main concern there is how much it would cost to get access to one of those solutions. So we'll have to wait and see what Athom comes up with... maybe they can manage to finetune the current solution to make it work better...
    Either way, that's not going to help for offline recognition. And although it's entirely possible to add a few basic commands, such as Homey's status, I doubt this will ever apply to commands that need access to other devices or apps (such as lights, thermostat, the alarm system, the TV, etc).

  • Don't forget that all this offline stuff will use up disk space.
    Instead it like to use it for historical data for Insights 
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