Vlingo Virtual Assistant
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The original is still the best voice-powered Virtual Assistant on Android.
Looking for Siri-like functionality on your Android device? Look no further.
Vlingo is your very own Virtual Assistant. Simply speak to Vlingo and it will help you get more done, faster and easier than before. Try saying "Text John; What's up?" or "find italian restaurants" or even "update Facebook; Vlingo rocks!" ...
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Updated: June 19, 2012
Publisher: Vlingo Corp.
Vlingo is a words-to-action app for your Android that allows you to compose text messages and emails, update social networking statuses, conduct web searches, and make phone calls – all using voice command. Tap the home screen widget and tell the phone what task you'd like it to complete, always stating the command first. For Example: TEXT Ryan: "You busy later?" CALL Mom. SEARCH movie times in Los Angeles. In theory...Read full review »
Awesome Virtual Assistant by LadyX
Vlingo ranks pretty high on the list of my "Siri-like" applications for the Android OS. It seems to be able to handle all of the requests that I give it and I only have a few small gripes with how it works. First, the good points: This application works by taking a set group of commands and listening for those identifiers after you press the microphone button. For my first test I told it "Text FirstName Message Good morning" and it opened the messaging application and put in the correct person and the correct message. While it did not send the message for me and I would have to press "send" on my own, it did properly capitalize the first letter of the first word and put a period at the end of my message. This is something that I have yet to see in other voice command applications. The second test that I did was to tell it "Find Starbucks" where it gave me a list of closest businesses. What was a little weird was that it showed me Olive Garden, Red Lobster and then a handful of Starbucks locations. It looks like this app has "featured" locations that it will show you on the top of your search results. While this is fine, maybe a little thought into the type of search you're asking for would be good. Coffee shouldn't bring up results for seafood restaurants IMO. My only complaint about this app is that I'd like to be able to talk to my phone normally. For example - "Send a text message to FirstName, Do you want to go out for coffee" and have it translate the commands properly. Telling my phone "Text FirstName Message Do you want to go out for coffee" feels a little robotic to me. I'd also like the option to give the command to send the message and not have to reach out and touch my phone, since the idea behind using this app would be for when I'm driving. That being said this is a really solid app and I can't wait to see what the devs do in the next few updates.
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