Rhasspy mobile app

I state that I am not an experienced programmer but I still wanted to help with the development of this beautiful project. I started developing a prototype mobile app for Rhasspy, for now, interface with the rest api but later I would like to expand it for MQTT support. It made it with flutter to have multi-platform support but for now, I can only compile for android given the lack of a physical macOS device. Feel free to comment and recommend the best solution to implement a mobile app. Excuse me for my English.


What I would really love in regards to Android apps are two thing:

  • Being able to turn an old smartphone into satellite
  • Being able to take out my phone whereever I am and submit a voice command, ideally trhough a fast accessible widget

I managed to run the app on an old samsung phone running android v5.1.1 all functions worked including mqtt.
Thanks for the idea of the widget I will try to implement it. in the future I would like to add the possibility to activate it through a wake word.

Cool. I never created an Android app. Quite interested but too busy to learn it.

I really love your app. It’s working really good in my setup and it’s way better than screaming snowboy or other wake words in my living room.
I’m excited to see how the wake word implementation will work.
I’m using rhasspy with home assistant and returning text that will be spoken through the audio jack from my raspberry is nice.
Is it somehow possible to have that text spoken by the app? As it says Speech to text in the feature list. I tried some rhasspy configurations but I can’t get it to work.
It it’s not possible this feature would be quite nice especially when using the whole thing in different rooms.
Keep up the great work :slight_smile:

If you mean that the ability to speak text when there is no active session (so when you didn’t click the microphone) there is the possibility to use hermes/dialogueManager/startSession by sending the payload

"init": {
"text": "some text", the text to be spoken
"type": "notification"
"siteId": "siteId", the siteId in which the text will be spoken
"customData": null,
"lang": null

so the text will be pronounced by the app if the device has active screen on otherwise Android disables for apps the ability to access the network to save battery but you can fix this by changing its battery-saving settings for the app.

About the Wake Word soon i want to release the new version that will include the ability to use the various wake word already available on rhasspy thanks to the ability from the app to share audio through UDP.

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That was a fast response :slight_smile:
I can set a text in the homeassistant intent which will then go through the text to speech and played by the jack output of the pi.
For example: What’s the temperatur in the the living room? -> Pi starts talking: There are 22°C in the living room. But that speaker is located in the living room. So having this audible feedback from the mobile would be great.
So Im clicking the microphone. Speak the request and will get an audible response from the mobile.

This feature is implemented I use the app with home assistant, send the intent through the events then thanks to Appdaemon send an Endsession or Continuesession after that the text is spoken by the app. If you can share additional information about your configuration so I can understand what is the problem.