Who's Siri? Singapore get its own concierge app

Siri may not be able to understand Asian accents, but Singaporeans need not fret. They now have Def!nd, which can do some things Siri cannot.

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Def!nd was able to understand "find roti prata" and "char kway teow" accurately, words that Siri will not. Screenshot by Jacqueline Seng/CNET Asia

Siri may not be able to search for businesses outside of the U.S. or understand Asian accents, but Singaporeans need not fret. They now have Def!nd.

Just launched by local telco SingTel, Def!nd is a digital concierge app that's able to do some things Siri cannot. Def!nd can locate nearby restaurants and amenities, book taxis, and find shopping deals. Through the app, users can even book a restaurant and receive an SMS confirmation.

The best part? You don't have to be a SingTel subscriber or own an iPhone 4S to use Def!nd.

Despite the exclamation mark in its name, Singaporeans obviously have no troubles finding Def!nd, as it has become the second most popular lifestyle app in the local Apple App Store within days of its launch. The free app is also available for download on the Android Marketplace.

We caught a glimpse of Def!nd at SingTel's iPhone 4S launch, but weren't able to test it out. Now you can take a look at our tests in the screenshots below.

Who's Siri again?

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Easy breezy restaurant reservations with Def!nd. Screenshot by Jacqueline Seng/CNET Asia

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The Def!nd landing page (left). The app will prompt you to turn on GPS, instead of using wireless networks, to use the location-based service. Screenshot by Jacqueline Seng/CNET Asia

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Clicking on a movie time will bring you to the theater's Web site to make a booking. Screenshot by Jacqueline Seng/CNET Asia

(Source: Crave Asia)

 

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