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Exciting New Voice Apps Powered by Dragon, including AirYell, iTranslate and Taskmind, Hit App Stores in Less than 30 Days

Burlington, Mass. – May 11, 2011 – Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced that its Nuance Mobile Developer Program has signed over 2500 developers in its first 90 days. In fact, the program has successfully launched dozens of voice-enabled apps globally for iOS and Android – some in just 30 days or less – including AirYell from Avantar, iTranslate from Sonico, and Taskmind from Catalyst.

The Nuance Mobile Developer Program provides developers with easy access to the powerful Dragon Mobile SDK – featuring the core Dragon speech recognition capabilities – that allows them to fully voice-enable virtually any app and bring it to market faster than otherwise possible.

  • Avantar’s AirYell app for iPhone and iPad lets users simply speak to find businesses, services and people located near them. AirYell uses iPhone’s geolocation capabilities to recognize where consumers are, but also deliver results based on what’s nearest to them. Results allow users to tap on the map to display driving directions, and tap on the phone number to make the call.
  • The iTranslate app from Sonico takes advantage of Dragon’s renowned voice recognition capabilities to let users speak words or phases into their iPhone, which are then translated in the language of choice in just seconds – making it a must-have travel application. And with the Dragon Mobile SDK’s broad language support, iTranslate provides translations for English, German, Dutch, French, Italian, Polish, Russian and Spanish.
  • Taskmind from Catalyst leverages the power of Dragon to enable mobile organization and productivity via its high performance team-work tool that lets users to speak notes, ideas or simple thoughts anywhere and anytime into their iPhone – no more fumbling for a pen and paper! All spoken notes are transcribed and stored in one central online task tool that allows users to then reference and share notes with friends or colleagues.

“AirYell is a free iPhone and iPad application that brings the power of the local search right to your mobile device, in an easy-to-use and intuitive way. It gives consumers access to hyper-local, and GPS-enabled business information right at their fingertips.  And, with the new voice recognition feature powered by Dragon, we’re now able to make the iPhone experience even faster and easier, allowing consumers to simply speak anything from a business name to a category, and even a city or state, and instantly see results. Once you use it, you wonder how you ever got along without it,” said Michael Taylor Alvarez, CMO, Avantar.

The Dragon Mobile SDK powers the voice recognition and text-to-speech capabilities of some of the most popular apps on the market, including Siri, Price Check by Amazon, Ask for iPhone, Merriam-Webster,, SpeechTrans, Aisle411 and others.

“The tremendous global response to the Nuance Mobile Developer Program showcases the intense demand for voice interfaces,” said Michael Thompson, senior vice president and general manager, Nuance Mobile. “A large part of that success is the program’s design that lets developers bring their voice-enabled apps to market quickly and easily across iOS, Android and others.”

Nuance’s mobile voice technology featured as part of the Dragon Mobile SDK and renowned Dragon Mobile Apps family brings the power of Dragon NaturallySpeaking to the iOS and Android platform across a variety of applications and services – supporting a broad range of languages. Nuance’s 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 our Nuance Mobile Developer Program page at To learn more about the Dragon Mobile Apps family, visit

About Nuance Communications, Inc.

Nuance 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 and professional services. For more information, please visit:

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