BURLINGTON, Mass.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced that its Dragon Mobile SDK is powering the new voice input capabilities in Kraft Foods’ iFood Assistant 4.0 app for iPhone and iPod touch. iFood Assistant is the first major consumer products and goods (CPG) app to leverage the power of Dragon through Nuance’s NDEV Mobile developer program. NDEV Mobile lets developers quickly and easily integrate Nuance’s proven cloud-based voice technology into virtually any application for Android, iOS and Windows Phone 7.
“The NDEV Mobile developer program is incredibly flexible and easy to use, and the iFood Assistant showcases that approach by offering a more personal, convenient and fun experience for consumers with voice.”
The iFood Assistant app delivers simple, delicious food ideas, anytime and anywhere people go, with how-to videos, smart 1-2-3 recipes, and a built-in shopping list that saves time. Now, the app’s new unique voice input feature will enable people to get even more out of the app. Just by speaking, users can easily create their shopping list, search for recipes and navigate recipe steps with their voice.
“Since its launch in 2008, the iFood Assistant has become an indispensable food tool for recipes, meal planning and shopping needs. It recently claimed the number seven spot in Apple’s App Store Lifestyle among free apps,” said Ed Kaczmarek, Director of Innovation, Consumer Experiences at Kraft Foods. “People are looking for tools that can keep up with their on-the-go lifestyles. With the new voice features powered by Dragon, we’re making shopping and cooking even more convenient, delicious and fun”.
“The iFood Assistant app is yet another example of how voice can truly differentiate any mobile app experience,” said Matt Revis, vice president, handset business, Nuance Mobile. “The NDEV Mobile developer program is incredibly flexible and easy to use, and the iFood Assistant showcases that approach by offering a more personal, convenient and fun experience for consumers with voice.”
Nuance’s Dragon Mobile SDK lets developers rapidly bring any voice-enabled app to market, even if they have never implemented speech technology before. The Dragon Mobile SDK powers the voice recognition and speech-to-text capabilities of some of the most popular apps on the market, including Ask for iPhone, Merriam-Webster, Dictionary.com, Shopping List from Recipes.com, SpeechTrans, AirYell and Yellow Pages by Avantar, OnStar RemoteLink, iTranslate, Vocre, SayHi Translate, Bon’App, and more.
iFood Assistant 4.0 for iOS is currently available for free on the Apple App Store. To learn more and download, visit http://www.iFoodAssistant.com.
Nuance’s mobile voice technology, featured as part of the Dragon Mobile SDK and renowned Dragon Mobile Apps family, brings the power of Dragon Naturally Speaking to a variety of applications and services – supporting a broad range of languages. Nuance’s portfolio of speech and predictive text solutions are trusted by the world’s leading manufacturers and mobile operators, and are found in billions of phones and millions of automobiles and consumer electronic devices – making them among the most pervasive mobile solutions on the market today.
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Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) is a leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance’s proven applications. For more information, please visit www.nuance.com.
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