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The PlaySay App for iPhone Now Features Voice Recognition
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Written by Amanda Green   
Friday, 18 May 2012


One of the top ranking education apps in the Apple app store, PlaySay for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, now features Dragon Voice Recognition and Text-to-Speech technology by Nuance.

PlaySay integrates voice recognition technology via the NDEV Mobile developer program, which gives software developers access to the company’s voice recognition and text-to-speech technologies.

PlaySay is a number one ranking app in the Apple App Store for Education. It is an interactive social gaming app connecting Spanish and English language learners to allow them to learn useful phrases, practice the language with a real partner and improve their pronunciation. With voice recognition and text-to-speech, PlaySay is able to evaluate the users’ pronunciation and to provide feedback. It also allows conversations between people who want to learn a new language. Users can through an interactive game with a series of real-world “missions” in various scenarios, including introducing yourself, ordering food, and asking someone for help.

“Since my founding of PlaySay four years ago out of my own need to learn Japanese, technological advances in voice recognition by Nuance and cloud technologies have enabled us to create this iPhone app that I am most proud of,” said Ryan Meinzer, founder and CEO of PlaySay Inc. “With NDEV Mobile’s Dragon Mobile SDK, we have quickly integrated the power of Dragon into our app to expand the functionality and user experience from a non-verbal app, to a social mobile experience that is changing language learning on a global scale.”

Nuance’s Dragon Mobile SDK allows developers to bring voice-enabled apps to market. The SDK powers the voice recognition capabilities of apps such as Price Check by Amazon, Kraft Foods’ iFood Assistant, Ask for iPhone, Merriam-Webster, Dictionary.com, OnStar RemoteLink, iTranslate, Bon’App, Snapguide, Coupons.com Incorporated’s Grocery iQ, and more.


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