App Developers: Nuance Opens Dragon Mobile SDK for Better Speech Recognition Engine Apps
Jan 19, 2011 7:00 AM –
Nuance, creators of Dragon Dictation voice recognition software, has opened their Nuance Mobile Developer Program to developers. This will allow developers to add their superior cloud-based speech recognition engine in their apps making for better user experience and mobile apps that rely on speech input; such as voice search apps, voice to text apps, voice command apps, etc. You can find the Dragon Dictation engine in a few apps for iPhone and Android virtual keyboard Flex T9.
Developers can download the Dragon Mobile SDK and have access to the cloud-based speech services
for 90 days absolutely free. Update: developers are asked to pay a small commitment fee (or pre-payment) which is applied to their ongoing transactional costs. And once ready for market distribution, developers have tiered pricing options to accommodate their unique needs and those of their applications’. Nuance also offers a range of developer customization programs including specialized language models and application optimization (to cater apps to specific jargons). The Dragon Mobile SDK is now available through the Nuance Mobile Developer Program for Apple iOS 4.0 (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch) and for many devices running Android 2.1 and higher. The SDK currently supports US and UK English, European Spanish, European French, German, Italian and Japanese for dictation and search, with additional languages to be added through the end of the year. TTS capabilities exist for more than 35 languages. To learn more about the Dragon Mobile SDK and supported devices, please visit: http://dragonmobile.nuancemobiledeveloper.com
I have recommended a few app developers to Nuance speech engine prior to this announcement and personally excited to see popular developer demand has brought the program public.