If there’s anything available out there that comes close to, the brilliant Voice Assistant technology which has included in the new 4S, its this. Its called Vlingo, a personal assistant, voice-recognition app which can be downloaded for free from the App Store for your or .
The app supports integration with several apps, including email, Messages (text messaging), Maps, Safari (searching with Google), Twitter, and Facebook. You simply need to speak to Vlingo to get stuff done, such as saying “Text John; What’s up?” or “find italian restaurants” or even “update Facebook; I’m on a boat!”
According to the developers:
Vlingo combines fast and accurate speech recognition technology with the intelligence to listen to what you say, and quickly connect you with people, businesses and activities so that you can get things done while on the go.
Vlingo features direct-SMS functionality (no pasting!), as well as easy integration with mapping, email and search functions. It even connects you to your third parties – like Facebook and Twitter. Turn your words into action today by downloading Vlingo on theApp Store!
Until a couple of days ago (right whenwas announced), you had to pay $6.99 for each of the above mentioned functions, but Vlingo now offers unlimited e-mail and texting free of charge. Even though it’s nowhere near as versatile as Siri, it is still the next best thing for all non users.
What’s New In Version 2.1.0
Full functionality, including voice SMS and Email, are now free!
Bug fixes, performance enhancements.