Nov 30

dragonA big developer of speech recognition software is Nuance. They develop a software program called Dragon NaturallySpeaking. This software enables users to type without hands and start programs without using the keyboard or mouse. It is done by using your voice. Now ofcourse you have Voice Control on the iPhone 3GS, but that’s nothing compared to the software created by Nuance. For the first time Nuance is going to launch an adapted version for the iPhone.

In the past, Nuance has shown how it works on a Nokia. The spoken text is transmitted to a central server which translates the text to visible letters. That causes a delay. With the iPhone version there’s also a delay. After speaking some text you’ll have to wait a moment before the process is done. Gear Diary has beta tested this new application for the iPhone the past 5 to 6 weeks and says the app changes the way of using the iPhone. Within a day it was a ‘must-have’ application.

If you think this is all too good to be true, take a look at the video below to see a demonstration. You can clearly see the delay.

Source: Gear Diary

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2 Responses to “Dragon Naturally Speaking Comes To iPhone”

  1. sean Says:

    this guy sounds like the simpsons comic book guy when hes talking to the dragon app.

  2. exNewt Says:

    I wonder if anyone recalls the beta of Dragon recognition for the Newton? Their abortive “Talk to Newton” ad campaign can be dusted off and with a few tweaks become “Talk to iPhone”

    Nothing is new…

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