One Click Google Voice Search & Chrome OS Integration

Google-Voice-Search-iconThe Google Voice search mobile app has just undergone an upgrade allowing it to be activated by the words, “Ok Google”. Now, developer Eli Grey wants to upgrade the open source Voice Search Chrome extension with your help (source code on Github). By funding this project you’re helping bring the following features to Voice Search users:

For all operating systems:

  • One-click functionality on the main Voice Search button (it starts listening as soon as you click the button) using the new Chrome speech APIs.

For the Chrome OS only:

  • When you hit the search key, Voice Search will start listening right away.
  • Optional hotword detection (“Okay Chrome, …”) after hitting the search key instead of listening right away.

Note that Eli says the “Chrome OS integration can only function if you have at least one tab open and focused, due to the hack I’m using to get this working.”

If you want to support open source software and help a trusted developer bring these improvements to all users, please contribute here.