Android app continously listening to voice commands

Hi,

I have recently started to use the VoiceCommand capabilities of Openhab where I setup a rule reacting to changes of the VoiceCommand item. This all works very well.
So on my phone I can push the microphone button int the openhab App (basicui) and the command will interpreted and works as expected.

I am in the process of setting up a wall-mounted android device (NSPanel Pro) and obviously I will install the openhab app on that device. I understand that there are means to enable a preprocessor so that only certain commands (after the magic keyword) are being sent to a potentially clud-based Speech-2-Text converter.

My question now is: How do I even get the openhab android app to “constantly” listen? Because oviously I would not be very practical if I have to go to the wall-mounted device and have to click the “microphone-button” every time I want to issue a command.

I understand that there are potentially ways to solve this outside of the openhab android app, but then I am wondering what is the whole point of being able to configure a magic word in openhab (which you can, linked to porcupine or others) when you still have to push the button…

Thanks in advance!

Greetings from the Dude :slight_smile: