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  1. riahc3

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    Hey

    Im looking for a application that lets me answer calls by voice by saying a prerecorder word of my choosing. While at first appears like a gimmick, its nice for when you are in the shower, a call comes in and you dont want to hit the screen with wet hands. Say the word and the phone picks up the call and (optionally) turns on the loadspeaker.

    What application can I use?
     

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    Voice mail.
     
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    I might have explained myself incorrectly.

    When someone is calling (and it says Contact 1 and the number that is calling) you can swipe (on my Cyanogen) from left to right to pick up and from right to left to refuse the call. What Im looking for is to say, with my voice while some is calling (for example) the words from my mouth, "Pick up" and Android automatically accepts the call and (for example) puts the caller on the speaker.
     
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    I don't think you understood what I meant. I meant: don't panic when the phone rings and you're in the shower. Simply let the phone ring, let the voice mail answer (this is precisely the situation you have voice mail for; they will leave a message if it's important; if it isn't – and it usually isn't – you've saved yourself unnecessary panic), and leisurely enjoy your shower, as you had planned.
    When you're finished, at your convenience, you can call back with dry hands, quietly sitting down instead of staring at yourself bare-naked in the mirror, dripping all over the place.

    I hate people who call me when I'm in the shower! They can wait their turn.
     
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    I see. You let your phone rule your life. When it rings, you jump.
    That's a choice too.
     
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    Yes it is. I choose this :thinking:

    Lets get back on topic :) Anyone knows a application like this for Android?
     
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    Anyone have any ideas of a app?
     
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    I don't know of an app to do this. While it sounds nice in theory, the power requirements for this would probably make it a massive battery drainer.

    I'm not familiar with the inner workings of android, but I would guess at the least that this app would have to keep the mic awake on a constant cycle. As well as what ever other requests the app would make of the system.
     
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    I don,t know why this would be a battery drain. The phone is asleep then it rings, at this time the mike is activated, you then say a programmed 'word" and the phone goes into answer mode which also activates the speaker. To end the call you say a programmed "word" and the phone goes back to sleep. This would be great when I am driving or have my hands full and can't answer the phone. Just a note here - Because of how things are, if my family calls I need to answer it.
     
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    Can't something like vlingo do this?
     
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    I think Timeclock explained it exactly the way I would have to your reply on battery draining.

    Great example Timeclock on when you have to get your phone :) . Some people just dont understand that because they dont choose this, everyone should as well...Morons using their nonbrain that their best :)


    Never heard of vlingo. Going to check it out right now.
     
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    Nope. Went thru the app and cant find any option that allows this.
     
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    This isn't an option for when you're in the shower, but there are blue tooth headsets that allows you to answer or ignore calls with your voice.
     
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    Hey I'm not too proud the to admit when someone proves me wrong. I never thought of the ring being the catalyst. I always say, you learn something everyday.

    Cheers :p

    Attention riah3:

    "Some people just dont understand that because they dont choose this, everyone should as well...Morons using their nonbrain that their best"

    I can only conclude that this was directed at me. At no time did I state that I had any affront to the idea, I even went as far as saying it was nice in theory.
     
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    Yes, thats a alternative solution but not the one Im looking for, sorry.

    Thank you anyways :) I mean it cant be that difficult for a app like this to exist.
     
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    I'm sure it's possible. Jarvis the texting robot has a feature like this for texting while driving. Sadly I can't think of an app that does it currently :(
     
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    There's a few problems with this.
    1. Phone is ringing, so you have to time your key word in between the rings, that's if your ring tone even have any breaks in between.
    2. You're in the shower, all the water noise is going to interfere with the phone's ability to listen
    3. You still have to put your phone up to your wet head
    4. You'll request for a feature that activates speaker phone with a spoken word to get around problem #4, but no app exist for that today. (Imagine if that feature exists. The person you're talking to could potentially activate speakerphone for you, or worse, other feature that are implemented)
    5. Unless you take 2h long bubble bath, 3 times a day, is this really a problem? And if you do take 2h bubble baths, you shouldn't have to stress over answering every call.
     
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    I'd love to have such an app on my phone.
     
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    1: Im not sure if you have a weight scale to weigh ingredients in your home, but if you put a sack of potatos on the weight scale and then turn it on, the scale with show 0. If you remove the sack, it will show -180 (lets say the weight of the potatos was 180)

    Sound programs do more or less the same thing: They already take the "ring tone" into account and discard it. Of course, your keyword cant be humming the tune or saying part of the lyrics but it can be any other word.

    2: You are correct but the shower was a example.

    3: AFAI (and everyone else)K, when the loudspeaker is on and you talk, the person can hear you (far away but they hear you). You dont have to touch the phone.

    4: You misunderstood me :) If the phone rings and the word is "active", the phone will be ringing and I say "active"; The phone will then pick up the call and then activate the loudspeaker. If during the call I say active again, nothing will happen because the function of the program has been completed. The keyword will only work when the phone is ringing, not before or after.

    5: Same thing as #2

    Nope, that wasnt directed at you. You tried to help by commenting on the idea, so thank you.
     
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    1. what... sack of potatoes? huh? sorry dude, i don't have a sack of 180lb potatoes at home. I don't think anyone does... That's a lot of potatoes to get through.

    2. Yes

    3. Sorry, your original post said loadspeaker, i didn't know you meant loudspeaker

    4. yeah, the loadspeaker threw me off.

    5. yes. Still, that's a lot of bubble bathes that you're taking.
     
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    Have you tried this? I just installed and tried on my phone (OG Motorola Droid...rooted running CM7 nightlies...)

    May be exactly what you are looking for...Let me know!
    https://market.android.com/details?...h_result&rdid=com.everysoft.autoanswer&rdot=1

    EDIT: Actually has some nice features. It isn't "voice activated" per se, but it automatically answers calls after a set time (that you can vary). Enables them to be opened in speaker phone. Another nice feature is that you can select which calls you want it to answer: all/specified contacts/lists/etc...

    So, if you are in the shower and an 800 # comes in, you may set phone to not answer that. But, if you want it to answer calls from family, boss, work, etc...it will. Pretty neat.

    Never even though about something like this until today. Hope it helps!
     
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    1. Should have specified grams. Sorry about that. It would be 6 ounces

    2. -

    3. ...What is a "loadspeaker" on a cell phone? You must have supposed I ment loudspeaker.

    4. Same as #3

    5. Again, the shower (or bubble bathes as you seem to like to change what I post and understand it the way you want) was a example


    Too bad it isnt voice activated although as you said, has some nice features. Ill check it out anyways.
     
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    Just sent a email to the developer to request this feature.
     
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    He answered stating that it is a good idea and is possible. He'll try to include it in the next version :)
     

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