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Google Now, Everywhere... Only for Android
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Just released my latest app: Commandr for Google Now! Check it out, let me know how you like it :) http://Commandr.RSenApps.com

Add commands to Google Now, no root required!

Google Now Just Got Better
Now you can use Google Now to control your flashlight, toggle settings, control music playback, and much more!

Google Now Just Got Personal
Add your own custom commands through Tasker to make sure your device fits your lifestyle.

Listening to You
Vote on new commands or suggest new ones so that we are working on adding the commands you want.

Improving Quickly
Don't wait for Google! Updates will be quick and support request responses quicker.

Unify Your Smartphone
Access all the features of your device through Google Now so you don't have to remember what app does what.

Setup and Forget
Once you setup Commandr, it will always be accessible from Google Now and will only run when needed. It won't slow down your phone or your boot.

Command List (so far):
- Turn On/Off Wifi
- Turn On/Off Bluetooth
- Turn On/Off GPS (for some phones)
- Pause Music
- Resume Music
- Next Song
- Previous Song
- note <what to note> (adds to note-taking app)
- Any Tasker command you can dream of!

Coming Soon (vote for priority in-app):
- Wolfram Alpha Integration
- Read Aloud Unread Gmail
- Turn On/Off Wifi Hotspot
- Launch Navigation with Waze
- Turn On/Off NFC
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A Response to Google Now Update 3.5.14
By this time, many of you likely will have heard of the new Google Search update which vastly improves on the core feature set of Open Mic+. It is a slow roll-out, so I haven't had a chance to test first-hand, but from the video and comments, it seems that Google was able to fill the hole in Android that Open Mic+ was patching. For me, it is exciting that Google is constantly evolving Android and when I set out to create Open Mic+, I knew this day would come. That being said, it is still sad thinking about all the time spent on this project...

Anyways concerning the future of this app, this update in noway removes all use cases for Open Mic+, these use cases are listed below:
- Full screen off listening
- Wave and Shake Detection
- Tasker Commands
- If you have a device that is before (4.3) or maybe 4.4, somebody screwed up and put 4.3 (kitkat), so I'm not sure which one is correct
- Moto G or Moto X users  
(https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/6031948?hl=en&ref_topic=6048425)
- Users using different languages than English
- Users who don't want Google to possess all their voice data

That being said, I prefer to develop for the future rather than the past so I'll be transferring time spent towards this project towards others. I'll still be doing updates every once in awhile, but support times will be lengthened.

I learned so much from this project and I wanted to thank each and every one of my users for their feedback, patience, and support. Look forward to more great apps!

Open Mic+ 5.3 Released!

More bug fixes... speech optimizations...

For those that have watched Google IO:
Of course Google releases a whole UI redesign, right after I finish UI redesign fml... Luckily, I can reuse a lot of my existing redesign elements and just have to wrap them in the new apis. The question is when should I make these changes? It should take a couple days of work to make these changes, so not a huge amount of time, but in that time I could probably fix and improve some actual voice activation stuff. I feel like this stuff is more important and I should wait for the UI stuff later... What do you guys think?

Open Mic+ 5.2 Released!

More bug fixes... Keep those support requests coming!

Open Mic+ 5.1 Released!

Sorry for the double release, but had to fix some issues that didn't pop up until now...

Thank you for all of the users who helped me resolve these issues either by reporting the crash or by talking to me through the Support interface!

If you are receiving a crash in 5.0, please make sure to send the log and also press the support button top-right to let me know! Trying to resolve 2 crashes right now which I am having trouble reproducing...

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Open Mic+ 5.0 Released!

Here is the changelog :)
- Completely redesigned UI to both simplify and guide the user experience (inspired by the Google Now design)
- Tablet-Optimized UI
- Multiple optimizations for PocketSphinx and Google engine
- Device-specific optimizations for Nexus 5 and Moto G
- Change sensitivity of Wave and Shake Detection
- Simplify Listen while screen off settings (even I got confused before!)
- Automatically blacklist apps that use the mic (this fixes issues with the camera, Shaazam, and other similar apps)
- Fix Tasker Command problems (this update will wipe your current commands)
- Visual feedback to show what Open Mic+ is doing
- Redesigned Support interface which will auto-send logs and device information (with consent) and will allow two-way conversations without an email address (Huge thanks to Sky Kelsey and the Apptentive Team!)
- Targeted Surveys which will allow me to push updates more effectively
- Many donate-only features are now free
- Free users who are unable to pay for the donate version can now get all of the donate features by sharing to two out of three of Google+, Facebook, and Twitter
- Multiple crash and bug fixes
- Professional Translations for Portuguese (Brazil) and Spanish

Not included in this update, but also figured out how to allow Tasker Commands for PocketSphinx! This will be included in a future update :)

Update pushed now, make take awhile (usually 2 hours) for Google's servers to update 
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.RSen.OpenMic.Pheonix

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In preparation for the release tomorrow, check out the new website!

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Open Mic+ 5.0 Beta Release!
This beta is only available for donate users as their support has made this update possible :) The full release will be Monday...

To download the beta, you must join the issues community (linked below) and follow the link embedded in the post!

https://plus.google.com/b/112424215551484520138/communities/100667043521142013060

Here is the changelog:
Open Mic+ 5.0
- Completely redesigned UI to both simplify and guide the user experience (inspired by the Google Now design)
- Tablet-Optimized UI
- Multiple optimizations for PocketSphinx and Google engine
- Device-specific optimizations for Nexus 5 and Moto G
- Change sensitivity of Wave and Shake Detection
- Simplify Listen while screen off settings (even I got confused before!)
- Automatically blacklist apps that use the mic (this fixes issues with the camera, Shaazam, and other similar apps)
- Fix Tasker Command problems (this update will wipe your current commands)
- Visual feedback to show what Open Mic+ is doing
- Redesigned Support interface which will auto-send logs and device information (with consent) and will allow two-way conversations without an email address (Huge thanks to Sky Kelsey and the Apptentive Team!)
- Targeted Surveys which will allow me to push updates more effectively
- Many donate-only features are now free
- Free users who are unable to pay for the donate version can now get all of the donate features by sharing to two out of three of Google+, Facebook, and Twitter
- Multiple crash and bug fixes
- (Will be available after Beta) Professional Translations for Portuguese and Spanish

Not included in this update, but also figured out how to allow Tasker Commands for PocketSphinx! This will be included in a future update :)
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