Saturday, November 19, 2011

Which language do you speak ?? "Vlingo" !!

Hi to one and All,

After Friday comes Saturday. Surely you people remember "Friday", ain't it ?? (Nope,nope,nope I am not talking about the famous "Friday" from Daniel Defoe master piece "Robinson Crusoe"..rather this one Well, till now I haven't got an invitation for this, but still the wait is on.

Meanwhile, moving on, it took me a while to get used to IRIS (tiny sister of SIRI, but no way nearer to it). I was looking for something in Android, which is more advanced  and could do at least the basic stuff that SIRI can do, sending text, calling people through voice, do some basic search. Although IRIS has improved a lot from its initial stages, it didn't satisfy my taste as a new android smart phone user. I just couldn't resist the idea of interacting with my phone verbally in a language I know. And soon enough my inquisition led me to my old Guru, who can answer virtually everything; Google. And one day after coming back from office, i started searching in Android market. I didn't have to wait for long. In next 5 mins I just discovered "Vlingo". And you know what my first thoughts were, Is it free Or a paid app. 

To my utter relief, I found it to be free and the next thing I could remember was calling out one of my friends name at the top of my voice, so that my phone can listen to me and make a call to him. And to my amazement, it somehow understood my Indian ascent and called up my friend. And after that I posted a comment on Facebook, I opened twitter, I messaged to two of my friends and even found out the nearest ATM machine around my place in a 6 mins of frenzied usage of "Vlingo". And to my satisfaction everything worked.

This was much better than IRIS and there are a lot of options, more than what I expected. I was happy because, first thing, it understood what I said ( You can very well infer that from the title). And second thing, it has a wonderful GUI, I somehow liked the color and look and feel and third thing it has an iVersion i.e. you have an app for iPhone also unlike SIRI. For more information you can have a look at the video

I would be exploring it more to check out its some more interesting features...Till then 

This is Bishnu.....Signing Off..

1 comment:

  1. Vingo is much better app than iris. And its a very good one when we consider only 2 months of Siri 's release. Now there is no doubt we are going to interact with machines with voice in future, We are moving in that direction rapidly :)