NUANCE POWERS VOICE TO TEXT FOR NEW ASK FOR IPHONE APP
Users Can Now Speak Questions, Find Answers While On the Go
BURLINGTON, Mass., – November 23, 2010 – Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced that Nuance’s innovative voice technology is powering the voice recognition capabilities in the new Ask for iPhone app from Ask.com, the number one online brand for questions and answers and an operating business of IAC. Ask for iPhone is the latest mobile app to take advantage of Nuance’s renowned voice recognition technology found in the successful Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search apps.
Nuance’s trusted voice recognition and interface creates a simple and intuitive Q&A experience for Ask.com users, allowing them to quickly and easily speak questions, and then receive answers from Ask.com on-the-go right from their mobile devices. Ask for iPhone instantly returns the best answer from the web in response to user questions; if the web's best answer isn't sufficient, the service then leverages proprietary technology to route the question directly to a relevant Ask.com user.
“The voice-to-text feature really resonates with users, and makes the whole question asking experience on a mobile device easier than ever,” said Tony Gentile, senior vice president, products, Ask.com US.
“Speaking a search for information feeds consumers’ need for instant gratification – it’s easier, faster and sometimes more accurate than typing in what you’re looking for,” said Mike Thompson, senior vice president and general manager, Nuance Mobile. “We’ve experienced first hand the impact that voice technology has on the mobile app experience, which is why we’re creating a developer ecosystem that enables brands like Ask.com to create a simple, fun and easy-to-use interface that lets consumers get answers and information in just a spoken few words.”
To download Ask for iPhone, visit http://itunes.apple.com/app/id394464350
Nuance’s mobile voice technology brings the power of Dragon NaturallySpeaking to the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad across a variety of applications and services. Nuance’s broad product portfolio of speech and predictive text solutions are trusted by the world’s leading manufacturers and mobile operators, and are found in billions of phones and millions of automobiles and consumer electronic devices – making them among the most pervasive mobile solutions on the market today.
To learn more about developing with Nuance’s voice technology, visit http://dragonmobile.nuancemobiledeveloper.com/. To learn more about the Dragon Mobile Apps family, visit www.dragonmobileapps.com. Also be sure to follow Nuance on Twitter @DragonTweets and @NuanceMobile, and become a Fan of Dragon Mobile Apps on Facebook.
Nuance Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of speech and imaging solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with information and how they create, share and use documents. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance’s proven applications. For more information, please visit www.nuance.com .
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