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Android app should support voice input for search
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If we can lets use voice search for input into the app

Version: 1.0.0 (Android)
Severity: enhancement



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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Needs Triage.Nov 21 2014, 11:47 PM
bzimport set Reference to bz31699.

On my Nexus 1 (Android 2.3.6) I can use the voice input feature from the software keyboard; it seems to work.

(We don't have any special support for it though, nor a trigger outside the keyboard.)

Doesn't seem to always work though -- related to the problem with focus not showing, perhaps. Once click through and see the focus ring it seems ok though.

We won't add this to the PhoneGap-based app which is being discontinued.

Note that voice input is available from the keyboard in recentish versions of Android, so special app support isn't really needed. (If we did do it though it would be implemented differently from how we'd do it in PhoneGap.)