Are you crazy of Siri? Well, 35% of the whole world speak to it about the Apple’s personal assistant software that has caused a storm with the iPhone 4S flyed to your pocket, television commercials popping up all over the place, the Cydia store is busy with Siri based enhancements and the developers pushing out Siri clones onto other mobile operating systems. Two days back, we saw a tweak called “Sara” making its way onto the Cydia store as a clone for Siri that claims would be the first best alternative to Siri voice assistant for 2012, last week we have seen introduction of “Evi” iPhone application though.
If any application which comes close to mimicking Siri functionality on older generation devices will always become popular, even if it is just users initially downloading and testing the app. With the said one, the latest clone has entered the digital assistant world of iOS, with its popular Android application ‘Speaktoit’ being ported across to the iPhone 4.
The Speaktoit Assistant is a virtual buddy for your smartphone that answers questions in natural. Speaktoit is currently funded by a small group of private investors.
Speaktoit was launched onto the Android Marketplace in October 2011 and has already amassed over 1.4 million downloads gaining an average 4.5 user rating in the process. That made its place and marked as a Top Ten Android App of 2011 by the most popular news channel The New York Times.
Obviously Speaktoit has enjoyed significant success on the Android Market, which was already producing an aplication for iOS is a different game given almost dictatorial hold that Apple has over App Store submissions.
The Speaktoit application is now pushed as a vitual buddy for the iPhone and iPod Touch which uses the complete tasks such as answering questions, looking up information, displaying maps, interacting with web services and converting things like currency and measurements.
What are the beneficial things that Speaktoit application do? It has the ability to customize the interface that you find yourself speaking. Speaktoit has me covered in that department with the ability to choose from a number of included ‘assistants’ to choose from. The development team are also striving to improve the application on a daily basis so users will find that the results will adapt and become smarter as time progresses.
Before we go through comparing Siri assistant, just what benefits does Speaktoit have over the official Siri software?
* The Speaktoit app works on older iPhones and isn’t limited to just the 4S.
* Speaktoit lets you customize the app interface, so you’re not talking to a faceless circle.
* Speaktoit can search maps outside of the United States of America.
* Speaktoit can update your Facebook/Twitter/Foursquare
* The application adds new functionality often (Siri hasn’t updated since launching).
* Speaktoit speaks exactly what it says. As an example, if searching for the weather, Speaktoit would actually read out ‘The weather in London is 70 degrees’ whereas Siri would simply say ‘Here is the weather’ and provide a graphic.
This Android app will send post to Facebook and Twitter, send emails and texts, check you in places, look up weather, call people, take notes, add things to your calendar, look up information, translate foreign languages, find news, check the traffic and so much more.
When you have a doubt that, is Speaktoit is different to the Siri, the answer will be this, the application has an avatar with a personality, basically a face and a voice, while Siri don’t have it. You can choose your very own avatar or build one its up to you; this is a fun feature that you do not have to have.
Other Speaktoit Features of this assistant learns as it goes, for example, users wanted the assistant to play music, and the functionality is being rolled out tomorrow. Because Speaktoit is aiming at the non 4S owning market, the Siri comparisons can take a back seat making this app the best assistant based third party application.
Download Speaktoit on the App Store now [iTunes Link]. The app is priced at $1.99, however you can get this Siri assistant for free of cost on the Valentine’s day as a gift over the first 100,000 people, as said by the developers.
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