NUANCE POWERS VOICE SEARCH FOR PRICE CHECK BY AMAZON MOBILE APP
Renowned Dragon Voice Technology Lets Users Speak to Shop and Compare Prices on Amazon.com Right from Their iPhone
BURLINGTON, Mass., – November 23, 2010 – Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced that Nuance powers the voice search capabilities on the innovative new Price Check by Amazon app for iPhone available in the Apple App Store. Using the same core voice technology found in the renowned Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search apps downloaded by millions of mobile consumers worldwide, Price Check by Amazon lets users simply speak the name of any product when they are shopping to receive instant prices for that item on Amazon.com. Customers can also use the app to scan a barcode, snap a picture or type a product name to return product matches and pricing from Amazon.com and its other online merchants.
“Price Check by Amazon demonstrates the power and efficiency that Nuance’s voice technology brings to the mobile shopping experience,” said Michael Thompson, senior vice president and general manager, Nuance Mobile. “We’ve optimized and tuned our voice search technology specifically for mobile e-commerce applications, enabling developers like Amazon to offer consumers an innovative and intuitive way to find information on their favorite products and services – anytime, anywhere.”
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, including mobile care and e-commerce apps like Price Check by Amazon. 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.
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