A few months ago, someone who had actually downloaded my Gmail reader app ("Reader+ for Gmail") asked if it could use voice commands like Siri to help a blind person (her mother) read email messages. Luckily, iOS 10 which was just released about a month ago added the ability for developers to use Apple's voice recognition technology in their apps. I added this capability to the app in its latest version (2.0) to recognize basic voice commands like "next", "skip", "previous", "back", "pause", "continue", "play", "start", "stop", and "download" to navigate through your Gmail messages. I have tried to do a lot of testing without looking at the screen to see what use-ability issues could arise... for example the voice recognition does not work in the background so that if the app does move into the background you need to press the home button twice to get back to the app (I don't have a lock screen password!) before the voice commands will work again. I would like to add more voice recognition features to the app such as "search" and various setup commands to help control the various program settings. At some point I would also like to add the ability to create Gmail messages, in addition to reading them.
Anyway, I would be grateful for any feedback that people might have for the app. I find the best ideas for software features always come from people other than myself!