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Swift 3 support is now complete!

22 October

Just one last quick note that Swift 3 support for OpenEars and all of its plugins is complete: you can now use a Swift 3 sample app found in the main distribution, or use custom Swift 3 tutorials for OpenEars or any of its plugins, and as of today, the downloadable and online documentation for […]

Swift 3 support part 2: tutorials!

21 October

Greetings, This is just a quick second update that the second part of Swift 3 support is complete: the OpenEars distribution now has a complete Swift 3 version of the sample app for you to work with and it has a complete Swift 3 custom tutorial tool. You can download the sample app at http://www.politepix.com/openears […]

Swift 3 support part 1: sample app

20 October

Greetings, This is just a quick update that the first part of Swift 3 support is complete: the OpenEars distribution now has a complete Swift 3 version of the sample app for you to work with. You can download it at http://www.politepix.com/openears and the Swift 3 sample app is found in the folder titled OpenEarsSampleAppSwift […]

OpenEars and Swift

21 May

UPDATE: Swift 3 support is now available. Hello again! I wanted to share some information about OpenEars Platform Swift support. I like Swift, and OpenEars works well with Swift (there are self-supported discussions in the OpenEars forums on how to use OpenEars with Swift and I’ve heard of no issues related to the framework – […]

OpenEars 2.5 and all plugins out now!

22 February

¿Qué Hay De Nuevo? After a just-slightly-longer-than-expected incubation period (ahem), it is my pleasure to introduce OpenEars 2.5: Hear All The Languages. Image by Allie Brosh Well, perhaps not all of the languages. Many of the languages! I’ve developed a language-agnostic grapheme-to-phoneme algorithm which works from a file format fast enough for a phone, and […]

OpenEars 2.04 and compatibility versions of all plugins out now, with no more uppercase requirements

10 May

Today I’m happy to announce that OpenEars 2.04 and all plugins are out now. This is primarily a bugfix release to reduce memory overhead in OEPocketsphinxController and RapidEars while listening, and to prevent a very rare crash that could happen when stopping listening with RapidEars when a lattice search is still working. However there is […]

OpenEars 2.0 and version 2.0 of all plugins out now!

05 December

Today I am very pleased to be able to announce the shipping of OpenEars 2.0, and the entire OpenEars plugin platform 2.0. If you are a licensed user, this is a free upgrade for you. Links and the upgrade guide can be found at the bottom of this post if you want to jump down […]

OpenEars in Space!

07 July

When I was but a wee geeklet, my hands-down favorite museum was the Boston Museum of Science, Where It’s Fun to Find Out.1 Although “Delightful” may not be the most common response to “Early-80s Boston” on a word association test2, the Museum of Science was a garden of both earthly and unearthly delights. There was […]

OpenEars 1.7: introducing dynamic grammar generation

10 April

Last September I was at iOSDevUK, which is a lovely iOS developer conference on the Welsh coast at the University of Aberystwyth, and a friend asked me what the next feature for OpenEars would be after Spanish support. I said that before I added anything else, I needed to get rid of technical debt and […]

OpenEars now updated to 1.66 with a number of fixes

03 April

I’m happy to announce the release of OpenEars 1.66 featuring a number of helpful fixes affecting both stock OpenEars and also Rejecto and NeatSpeech: • A fix to the order of the Spanish lookup dictionary that could affect accuracy • Improvements to the fixes to voice audio detection from 1.65 • A fix for an […]