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Siri and Cortana

Folks, any chance of Siri or Cortana for Starrynight integration?

AP used to have software to move the mount by voice commands.

It would be nice to have basic functionality such as slew to M13 voice enabled.

Cheers

Phil

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    Bill Tschumy

    Phil,

    We hope to do something along these lines for SkySafari 6

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    Pcowell

    Bill,

      Very cool. Looking forward to it.

    Phil

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    Robert Nielsen

    How cool would it be to be standing at your scope and say "Hey Siri ... slew to M51" and your scope does it!

    I would die a happy man!

     

    Robert

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    Bill Tschumy

    We need to figure out how to do this without using Siri.  Siri requires an internet connection which most people don't have when out in the field.  There are some transcription packages that work locally with a small set of commands.  We are going to try those.

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    Ron Kramer

    EXCELLENT IDEA. I often find it a pain on the small screen of a phone to FIND the object I want to then TAP for a goto.   It would be neat to say  "FIND M42" and have SS6  "find it" then  "SLEW TO M42" to go to.   SURELY -  hey siri slew to M42   (hands free would be BEST). I'd not even need to touch the phone/app.

     

    WOW that's a killer idea.    I only use it for imaging with a scope present.  Something like this would be well worth paying for a upgrade, or even the pro version!

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    Bill Tschumy

    We have added vice control to SkySafari 6.  It is still  a bit flaky at times.  iOS doesn't know how to transcribe many names.  

    Doing "GoTo Zubenelschemali"  is a total fail ;-)

     

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    Ron Kramer

    Yeah that's a given...  mine has a hard enough time to  "directions home".   Google works so much better than siri.

     

     

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    Ron Kramer

    I rarely need to go to a star. (weird names).  I'd be pretty content with  M #'s.   and NGC #'s.  Or even sun, moon, planet names. 

    it should handle that. 

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