Newsletter: Command UI and Better Transcriptions Coming Soon
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Welcome to the latest edition of your pseudo-monthly JMP update!
In case it’s been a while since you checked out JMP, here’s a refresher: JMP lets you send and receive text and picture messages (and calls) through a real phone number right from your computer, tablet, phone, or anything else that has a Jabber client. Among other things, JMP has these features: Your phone number on every device; Multiple phone numbers, one app; Free as in Freedom; Share one number with multiple people.
This month the team has been hard at work on a new major feature for Cheogram Android: the command UI. This feature will get rid of the need to configure your account with a clunky chat bot on mobile, replacing it with a fit-for-purpose native UI that can be viewed under the cheogram.com contact. And because we are implementing it using only open standards, the UI will also work for other command-using entities out there. The feature is not quite ready for first release, but if you want to come test a pre-release just drop by the chatroom (see below for how to get to the chatroom).
Almost since the beginning of JMP one of the favourite features has been our voicemail. Reading your voicemails instead of having to “dial in” somewhere and listen to them is a real advantage for many users. However, the transcription is far from perfect, sometimes being slow and completely missing support for any language other than English. We are now testing an alternative engine with anyone who is interested, this new engine gets you the transcription faster and supports dozens of languages. Come by the chatroom if you want to help test this out before we roll it out as a full replacement.
To learn what’s happening with JMP between newsletters, here are some ways you can find out:
- The chatroom remains the heart of the community. You can also join from your web browser or from Matrix.
- The blog, where you may be reading this. Can also be followed in a client like Movim.
- The Lemmy Community
- The Subreddit
- On Twitter
Thanks for reading and have a wonderful rest of your week!