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Old 01-22-2012, 11:46 AM
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Default Voice Answer: the new generation virtual assistant [+Lite version]


Free Lite version is here:
iTunes Link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/voice-answer-lite/id532522396?ls=1&mt=8



This week, we have submitted our latest 'Siri' like application for all iPhones, iPods and iPads.

It is called 'Voice Answer', and can be considered as a sister product to 'Voice Ask', which we developed earlier.

Voice Answer uses strong speech recognition and speech output on top of a excellent knowledge engine. We are using Wolfram Alpha, among others, which is also the main source of 'Siri'.

We believe we have a strong alternative product to Siri:
- It runs on iOS devices from 4.2 onwards, which is almost all of them. Unlike Siri, which only works on a 4S
- The speech recognition works better than that of Siri, especially with foreign accents
- The knowledge answers are spoken out, unlike with Siri.
- There is an alternative keyboard input, useful when spelling out difficult phrases
- Relevant images are presented with each topic
- The chatbot 'Eve' can be taught details such as your family info, the name of your pet, the model of your car, etc.
- The app is fully configurable: how much speech output, 'witty' chatbot on yes or no, how many items stored in memory

And anything 'Voice Anwer' can't do yet, will be added in future updates. Except the ability to change diapers..



Voice Answer can present geographical location details




With Voice Answer you have an encyclopedia in your pocket, a guide for product comparison and lots more..




Financial data will be spoken out whenever you need it.




And you can switch on the Voice Answer chatbot 'Eve' to have a light, fun conversation.

If you have any suggestions or input for us, please let us know, and we will do our best to add this in upcoming updates. Thank you!


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Old 01-25-2012, 10:03 AM
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I can't find this app on the app store yet. Will it be similar to your other App, Voice Ask?
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Old 01-25-2012, 10:38 AM
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I like the look of the output from this app.

Hopefully 3rd party apps like this can push Apple to improve and expand Siri. I still think it's pretty lame how they limited it to 4S devices, when we pretty much all know it'll run on others.
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Old 01-27-2012, 11:20 PM
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Drelbs, thank you. Apple has taken the app 'in review' earlier today. We expect them to approve it this weekend..
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Old 01-28-2012, 08:24 AM
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Does that mean you stop developing Voice Ask further?
I don't think I need two apps of this kind.
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Old 01-31-2012, 02:17 PM
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Vovin, thanks for using Voice Ask. We intend to branch into two products:

Voice Ask will give information on more topics, and have a playful interface with the chatbot integration enabled by default.

Voice Answer will give more detailed information on a fewer number of topics, and will in particular be stronger in local based info and mathematics and financial data. The chatbot integration will be off by default.

For both products, we are continuing to develop the universal version, and other functions such as the messaging and reminder service.

Currently, Apple has requested more time to review Voice Answer though, so we are still not sure when it will arrive in the app store.
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:21 AM
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Voice Answer is on sale for a short while, only $1.99 now!

The first update has been submitted, it introduces location based info. The next update will include emailing, sms, reminders, etc. After that, the robot animation as shown in the promo video will be added. Get it now for this low price!

Latest video review:


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Old 04-26-2012, 07:26 AM
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Still on sale for another day. Get it now and enjoy a great app that will get further improved a lot in the near future!
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:21 AM
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First update has been launched!

This update fixes a number of issues, and introduces information on local places.

Ask Eve where is the nearest restaurant, hospital, police station, etc. and she will present the list of nearby places. This works anywhere in the world.

We are now furiously working on the next updates, which will include functions such as sending sms and email messages, setting appointments, playing music, and more. We will also enhance the location finding further, with more data sources and augmented reality view. And work is progressing on the robot animation, to enable a real time communication with the robot as shown in the promo video.

Thank you for your support so far, if you have any features you would like us to give preference to, let me know!
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Old 05-11-2012, 01:47 AM
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Default Update for Voice Answer: 'Siri' like app using Wolfram Alpha

We have now launched the second update for our next generation voice assistant app, Voice Answer.
This update now lets you find nearby places and guide you to them using augmented reality. It's practical, and of course really cool..

We are working hard on the next updates, which will include features such as voice assisted messaging, emailing, reminders, playing music, and much more. We are also introducing our animated robot, so you could, if you wish, talk to an fully animated robot that understands you and will respond to your questions with voice and gestures.




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