APPControl Voice Edition makes a great start

When we launched APPControl Voice Edition, the voice controlled version of APPControl more than one month ago, the biggest question was: will the speech recognition be good enough to make it playable? The video we posted was quite convincing, but this was with only one (namely my) voice. Would it be good enough with a large sample of voices?

We have the answer now, and this is a “loud and clear” yes! The adaptations we made to the game to incorporate voice control result in recognition rates above 80%, which makes it perfectly playable. We also got enthusiastic reviews on the AppStore, which is always appreciated. We posted some today on our new facebook page, go there to read them.

The next steps for the voice edition are aimed at bringing it closer the the classic edition, with features like airports downloads from our ever growing database, and access to the online leaderboards. We’ll also improve the practice room. There is no date set for this new version at this point, so stay tuned on this blog, on our facebook page, and subscribe to our newsletter to be informed.

And as always, if you have wishes, remarks, ideas, contact us, we’re always happy to receive feedback from you.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Rachel May 6, 2016 at 10:25 am

Absolutely loving this version!! And the voice recognition is almost perfect, when an aircraft doesn’t respond I put it down to a deaf pilot :D
Just would love to be able to save my game if I need to do something and then come back to where I was.

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Wil March 24, 2013 at 1:52 pm

Great ! I love it. I have always been a fan of ATC progs with voice recognition, e.g. atcsimulator 2 on the pc.
Your’s is perfect for the iPad. It ‘s an early version of course, but maybe you will appreciate the following feedback:
- back light dims frequently when using voice, because the screen is not touched
- readability on the iPad mini is a serious issue, especially the small fonts of the tag
- screen should be more bright, crisp (like the old version?), improving readability
- please return to the old menu (dark background, more options), much better
- why don’t you maintain the old heading-speed-alt panel as a safeguard for incidental not working of the voice recognition? Maybe as an option in the menu.
Keep up the good work!
Bye, Wil.

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Vincent March 24, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Hi Wil,

thanks for your kind words, this is all noted. We did create the new control panel to give as much room as possible to the radar display.

With kind regards,
Vincent

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