While voice interfaces seem trendy, keep in mind they won’t fit every product. Some environments are better suited than others.
Home automation is the perfect environment to deploy voice-commands. Many of the daily operations we do in our homes find us with something in our hands. Switching the lights, playing music, getting the news, you name it.
Our incessant need to multitask everything is driving much of this behavior. We want to be able to do more in less time. We want to be able to get the shower running while in bed. To listen to the news while we’re showering. To get the coffee ready, while we’re dressing up.
We’re going to see an explosion of devices that will support one of the major voice platforms. Be ready for a voice-driven oven!
Lifestyle & sports
Sports or lifestyle activities like running or biking are another space that will benefit from voice-only apps. It’s another situation where we’re busy with our hands, and we might need an extra.
As much as I despised the original Apple Watch, Apple finally nailed it with the Series 3
. Among other improvements, they managed to remove the dependency on the iPhone (kudos!) and made it a stand-alone device.