Sunday, December 7, 2008

vLingo - Voice Recognition for the iPhone

Although there are over 10,000 Apps for the iPhone available at the App Store, most of them aren't worth a thing. Thankfully that isn't the case with vlingo.

If you recall Google Search for the iPhone recently introducing voice recognition to search for stuff without typing,  this vlingo takes the concept even further...

For starters, it completely replaces Google App by allowing you to search for anything on the web (using either Google or Yahoo) by simply saying:
web search "whatever I want to search"

Of course, it does more.
Just say:
find italian restaurants
to see what's available near you, on the map.

If you're into social websites, like Facebook and Twitter, you'll be pleased to know that you can now update your status without typing a word. Just say it:
Twitter This voice recognition posting is really awesome.

And last - but not least - it also handles voice dialing.
Just say:
call John at Home
call John at the Office

A must have app that should have come with the iPhone right from the start!

I hope they can improve this great App even more, by adding emailing capabilities (emailing while driving would be awesome!) and maybe some text-to-speech verification to allows us to review what we just said to ensure it was properly recognized (so we wouldn't even have to look to check it got it right.)

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