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Brian Bailey
Posted Oct 05 - Read on Facebook

The Web Speech API provides web apps the ability to recognize voices, transform the audio input into strings, and control the synthesis voices available on the device.

Its two parts, SpeechRecognition (Asynchronous Speech Recognition) and SpeechSynthesis (Text-to-Speech) allow designers to prototype speech-based conversational UIs like Google Now, Apple's Siri, and Amazon Alexa.

Prototype, Chrome >33 only -
Github -


Peter Gr

For some reason this isn't working for me in Chrome. It asks for permission to use the mic, but doesn't seem to pick up voice

Gregory J. Orton

Saw a prototype of this on codepen yesterday. I was amazed - I knew about the WebAPI for audio and videos, but speech! It worked so easily and with such little code.

Jordan Robert Dobson

Casey Baker - check this out for your prototyping purposes.

Shawn Elson

This is some next level stuff!

Travis Hall

Yessss, thanks for your work on this!

Peter Gr

Anyone else get an error when opening this file?

Benjamin E Saravia

This is the next level for my prototypes , juicing these fabulous APIs... so cool

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