BANGALORE: A city-based startup has come out with a voice assistant mobile phone application modelled on the lines of Apple’s Siri or the popular Cyman virtual assistant, available on Google Play.
Called Simply Voice, the assistant is the second app from eSimply Office which had earlier released Simply Office for Android.
Users can use voice commands to launch apps, find hotels and restaurants, post to Facebook and carry out other tasks simply by instructing the assistant. Feedback is given by a female voice which confirms the command. The app can work both online and offline, according to the developer.
A useful mic icon hovers over your home screen and over other basic apps giving you access to the assistant at the touch of a button.
Kusum Shukla Bhatia, the app developer, said that it is currently capable of making calls, sending texts, connecting with third party apps like Facebook as well as basic tasks like setting an alarm, writing email and searching for places. “The app uses advanced natural language algorithm (NLP) to accurately recognize what is spoken by the user and auto correct for noise during speech recognition stage,” she said.
There is still a lot of development left to be done with the app, as specific searching is not an option yet. For example, you cannot search for specific cuisines or words. Apps which are not commonly used are not recognised as well. The app is available on Google Play Store for free with basic functionality