Microsoft Build 2016 Live Streaming (March 30 – April 1)

Those who are not able to attend Microsoft’s event, which is pretty much every regular person in the world, Microsoft provided an official live stream on its website.

To watch the //build conference, build live streaming option added in our blog in below of this article, and don’t miss a single announcement by Microsoft from the conference.

//build

We have //build Key Note streaming in local offices of India(Bangalore, Delhi and Mumbai), and you can also get a list of local Microsoft office locations from here.

You can also download Microsoft Build official mobile app for all three major mobile platforms from below links:
1. Windows
2. Android
3. IOS

Please read more about MS Build 2016 from here.


 

Speech To Text in Android using Xamarin

On this fine day of Teacher’s Day, my mentor from Aditi asked me if I know any samples on creating a simple app for Speech to Text recognition in Android. I searched on the net but did not find much result. So then I thought, why not I create a sample, push it in Git and send him the link.

So after an hour the sample was done and pushed to Git. Xamarin allows the use of Android APIs to be utilized in a very easy way.

In just few lines of code I was able to use the RecognizerIntent to launch an activity that will prompt the user for speech and send it through a speech recognizer. The results will be returned via activity results in the event handler OnActivityResult.

The sample can be downloaded and used as is from here.