Monologue - very simple dictation assistant

kimaidou kimaidou at
Wed Feb 25 18:06:16 CET 2009

Hi all

I would like to react :D
I created voicenote because there WAS no application running on the moko to
record wav file. Since I did not want to make it weight, and because it was
at the beginning only for recording wav files, I did not choose python + a
+ I would like to learn a bit of bash scripting :D

This was and is still Ok if you just want to have a very fast "do your job"
application = voicenote

Just after the release, and today, 2 identical projects poped up. Identical
? Not sure : one wants to record only when speaking (for being able to
record without the need to touch the screen, I think for OSM mapping), the
second wants a nice GUI (or the other way )

The great openmoko community reacts very fast, and gave me ideas to
implement :
* add GPS location + time for easy OSM editing
* be able to play the files / delete them, etc.
* modulate the level to reach good audio quality
* record only when speaking
* etc...

My thought :
* I loooove the dynamism of the community
* I really think bash script is limited if we want to easily implement gps
access / volume control / record when speaking /etc.
* I cannot spend much time on it

So I think I will now let voicenote in version 0.3 (except for bugs
corrections and small improvements) and let people with time and knowledge
to implement a great app with a nice gui and better function.
I think Timo and Mathias should work together. I tested mathias's soft, and
the ui is great.

Of course I will help them with idea, trac tickets and more !


PS :
* One question to Timo : have you tested your soft in noisy environment ? Is
it able to differenciate a voice from another sound ?
* I agree with what has been said : each function (voice recognition or gps
data) must be options the user can desactivate.

2009/2/25 Nelson Castillo <nelsoneci at>

> On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 11:06 PM, Timo Juhani Lindfors
> <timo.lindfors at> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > since I could not find any existing software to do what I need I wrote
> > my own:
> >
> >
> >
> > records audio only when you talk. It's very early version so don't
> > expect much. I hope to be able to use it dictate notes and use it with
> > at least openstreetmap.
> Here you are:
> Listed in :
> I cannot wait to finish something I'm doing so that I can start
> playing with the audio recording programs in my phone :-)
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