Reports surfaced that Apple is considering offering up the Siri API to third-party developers as it potentially creates an "iWatch" or some kind of wearable computing device that runs on iOS. Though Apple, of course, has admitted nothing, that didn't stop a number of developers on Twitter from getting really excited about the possibilities.
BERLIN--Nuance, the voice technology platform behind Apple's Siri, is teaming with Rovi Corp. to bring voice activation and content discovery to millions of new devices such as tablets, TVs, PCs and more.
They represent some of the most innovative ways in which Apple and Google are trying to increase engagement with consumers, but developers couldn't get enough of the humor inspired by a mock feud between iOS virtual assistant Siri and the wearable technology Google Glass last week.
Apple has excelled at identifying an unmet need and serving it–the iPhone and iPad being obvious examples.
Dish Network has filed several trademark applications to utilize the brand Otto for voice recognition software that could be used to power both its satellite TV service and the mobile phone product it is developing.
Verizon Wireless approached the company Siri in the fall of 2009, several months before Apple expressed interest in Siri, according to the Huffington Post. The report noted that Verizon had inked a deal with Siri to make the company's digital personal assistant a default app on all of Verizon's Android phones set to launch in 2010.
Smartphone and tablet users do not use search engines as much as online users. According to a new study commissioned by Telmetrics and xAd, and conducted by Nielsen, many smartphone users go directly to web sites and apps rather than use a search engine to find out information.
There's no question that Apple likes its developers. As the company made clear yesterday at its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, the apps and services developers have created for iOS have launched an incredible market and ecosystem.
Speech recognition technologies have advanced much in the past couple years, crossing some important business and technical milestones that now make it possible for mobile developers to add these