Violet v0.10: Support for Google Home, Voice-Enabled Mobile Apps, and Web Sites

We are huge fans of Amazon’s Echo Devices, but have had multiple reasons to go beyond. From supporting Voice-Enabled Mobile Apps and Web Sites to supporting Google’s Home Devices, we needed to support another Voice Platform. With this release Violet provides that support via Dialogflow.

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Violet v0.9: Allow override of launch response and session close request

This release includes bug fixes and a minor set of user-contributed feedback. In particular, it allows users to customize launch phrases and close requests.

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Violet v0.8: Conversation Engine Improvements

We focused on the core of Violet - the Conversation Engine in this release. As we have been using Violet we had collected a number of scenarios where it was hard to do the things that would be common in Conversations. In this release we therefore did a fairly significant refactor and clean-up of the engine and polished some of the rough edges.

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Violet v0.7: Adding the Nuts and Bolts

This has been a fun release. As we have gotten feedback from a lot of people, we have spent the time better understanding what our focus for Violet is, iterating/refining features, and maturing the code. While doing all that there was so much in flux internally that we decided to skip the v0.6 release.

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Open Sourcing & Dreamforce

This week has been a busy week for us. We got the final go ahead for open sourcing Violet and answered a lot of questions about it at Dreamforce. The feedback has been incredible and we are looking forward to seeing what people build from here.

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Violet v0.5: Our First Release

In our quest towards enabling others to build great Voice experiences a key goal of ours is to share our work. We therefore would like to get Violet to be used by more than just our team and today we have made the first release of Violet.

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