Vocalia is an iPhone dialler which provides speech recognition running directly on your iPhone.
Vocalia helps you find quickly and easily the person or company you want to call or send an email to. No network connection required. No private information sent to some unknown and far away servers. No additional work required from you to record your contacts' names.
All other iPhone speech recognising diallers, to my knowledge, work in one of two ways:
- You pre-record the name of each contact, and the dialler compares what you say to the pre-recorded samples.
- The dialler uploads your encoded speech and all your contacts' names to a server and the the speech recognition is done on the server, the answer is sent back to your phone. Google's iPhone dialler works like this.
Vocalia is different because it does the speech recognition right on your iPhone without needing you to pre-record samples of your contact's names. For people with speech impediments the type of dialler that pre-records samples will be the best, but for others this type of speech recognition is more flexible and easier to use.
Vocalia currently recognises speech in English and French and is available at the App store for US$7.99 or €5.99
- Ricky Buchanan