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Vlingo Voice control app. replacement

by wtr_rangerat / January 27, 2014 7:07 AM PST

Vlingo is no longer available after being bought by Nuance. I'm looking for another app that will wait in "sleep mode" until "awakened" by a voice command and then be used to voice dial a call. In other words a total;y hands-free voice dialer that does not need an internet connection to function. Any suggestions?

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You didn't want it anyway.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 27, 2014 7:20 AM PST
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re: Vlingo
by wtr_rangerat / January 30, 2014 12:35 AM PST

I didn't really want Vlingo, but I was told that it would work as a hands free dialer without needing an internet connection. I have tried several other packages that will "wake up" with a voice command and then let you voice dial, but only while they have an internet connection.

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Why it's done like that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 30, 2014 12:51 AM PST
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Outside of some basic voice recognition that won't work well, the horsepower to do great recognition, which is what folk expect today means we have to take the clip up to the cloud to crunch it. Also if someone really wants to do it right, a learning system would accept typed input to correct the bad voice to text and send that up to the cloud so it could learn.

But as it stands today, voice to text requires great microphones, low to no background noise and horsepower. So for now, that means a data connection.

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Re: Why it's done like that
by wtr_rangerat / January 30, 2014 4:29 AM PST

Thanks for the info, I guess I'll settle for an app that connects to the internet.


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