Steven Trevathan, Gregor Martynus, and Jim Young introduce Voice of InterConnect, an interactive, progressive web app that records and analyzes sentiments and continues to work with sketchy network connectivity.


In this video:

Steven Trevathan of Make&Model and Gregor Martynus of Neighbourhoodie talk with Jim Young, co-host of The New Builders Podcast, about an Offline First demo app for IBM InterConnect 2017 – Voice of InterConnect.

Voice of InterConnect is a simple HTML/CSS/JavaScript app that uses Hoodie for its back end; it converts audio from the user into text and shoots the text off to be analyzed for sentiment. Its origin story started at a coffee shop/bar on Venice Beach on a really nice day, thinking about potential projects with web audio. Out came the Post-It notes and eventually, Steven and Gregor hit on sentiment analysis.

The progressive web app not only records and analyzes sentiments, but it can visualize the sentiment changes in the recordings over time.

Why is it an offline app? Voice of InterConnect continues to work even if connectivity is lost and demonstrates how an app can work offline and still easily integrate with Watson services. The Hoodie part of the app is built atop Apache CouchDB™, which provides an underlying synchronization layer, and as Gregor wisely advises developers,

You don’t want to build your synchronization protocols from scratch.

In the video, you’ll also see examples of how the app works, integrating with such Watson services as Watson Speech to Text and Watson Natural Language Understanding for sentiment analysis, and learn about the UX design so users can visualize the app’s progress over time.

More information on Voice of InterConnect and offline development

Structure of the app

The structure of the Voice of InterConnect app.
The structure of the Voice of InterConnect app.


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