IOS Safari Partial Support of Web Speech API

I’ll keep this short. If you’re looking to use the speech recognition capabilities of the Web Speech API on safari mobile (or safari for that matter) 7.1+ forget it. If you check out you’ll see that mobile safari only supports the speech synthesis part of the API (text –> speech). Android on the part support speech recognition in the browser. Just make sure to use the prefix “webkit” when calling the variable so:

var SpeechRecognition = SpeechRecognition || webkitSpeechRecognition || null;

should work for you.

2 thoughts on “IOS Safari Partial Support of Web Speech API

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