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Vlingo launches voice-powered enablement app for iPhone

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Wednesday, December 3, 2008
News Categories: Apps + Games

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Vlingo Corporation has announced the release of its new vlingo application for the iPhone. The new voice-powered app enables users to initiate calls, search via Yahoo! or Google, look up locations and search Google Maps, and send Facebook and Twitter status updates, all without typing. Unlike Google’s slightly-controversial implementation of voice search, which used unpublished APIs to automatically prompt for voice search, vlingo uses an on-screen button, which is held down while speaking. A demo video of the application is available online. Vlingo for the iPhone is available now as a free download from the App Store.

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1

Trying this right now - spending a lot of time repeating what I say. May end up being quicker to type it!!!!

Posted by Bob Levens in UK on December 3, 2008 at 9:27 AM (PDT)

2

Had that problem with ‘say who’ but they posted a fix on the apps page in iTunes.  It works now but I downloaded this one to try out & see which one I like the most. 
I wish someone would make one that uses the earphones mike so I won’t have to take the iPhone out of my pocket to use.

Posted by Audrey McGirt on December 3, 2008 at 10:16 AM (PDT)

3

Works fine in a quiet room, but haven’t tried it in the car yet

Posted by Tim Presswood on December 4, 2008 at 5:08 AM (PDT)

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