Speech is the new text when it comes to mobile, and if you want to include speech recognition into your Android and iOS apps then Nuance has just made it very easy with its’ Dragon Mobile SDK for iOS and Android platforms. Speech recognition is one of those technologies that has really found it’s legs with mobile. It’s ideal for things like in-car systems where you can’t use the keypad but you still need an interface to your phone.
The Nuance speech recognition and text-to-speech engines are behind the incredibly successful Dragon Dictate iPhone app and it’s a piece of technology that we’ve been very impressed with here at Business Mobile for sometime. Try it now (http://www.dragonmobileapps.com/) if you haven’t come across it before, it’s free, and it’s very powerful, and unlike some other speech recognition services it requires no training.
The new SDK is part of the Nuance Mobile Developer Program (NMDP) which has been created to provide mobile application developers with the ability to integrate their apps with Nuance’s Dragon Mobile speech platform. The SDK currently supports US and UK English, European Spanish, European French, German, Italian and Japanese for dictation and search, with text-to-speech available in more than 35 languages.
For more information go to the NMDP homepage here http://dragonmobile.nuancemobiledeveloper.com/[ad name=”Google Text half banner advert “]