iSpeech known for Drive Safely, iSpeech Translator, iSpeech Obama and more, made some updates to their Blackberry SDK. Mainly that it is going to be Siri-like with personal assistant applications and speech recognition use. Also in the press release is the mention of the iSpeech platform being used over 1.6 Billion times with over 13,000 developers. The new features to the app should be interesting, special request, can we pick cartoon voices for our personal assistant?
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iSpeech Cloud Now Largest Mobile Speech Platform at 13,000 Developers and 1.6 Billion Uses
iSpeech voice recognition and text to speech platform expands capabilities with increased accuracy, speed and custom speech recognition
Newark, NJ – June 28, 2012 – iSpeech, Inc. today announced the iSpeech development platform has been used over 1.6 billion times in mobile apps made by over 13,000 developers, making iSpeech the largest mobile speech development platform in the world. iSpeech also released updates to its Web API, iPhone, Android and BlackBerry SDKs that provide faster performance and optimized speech recognition for Siri-like personal assistant applications and other popular speech recognition use cases.
“This is an exciting milestone and we’re thankful to our developers for making it happen,” said Heath Ahrens, Founder and CEO of iSpeech. “We will continue to work hard to eliminate all barriers to adoption of speech technology for developers such as cost, quality and difficulty of integration.”
The platform, launched less than 10 months ago, is used by top brands and apps across lifestyle, food, travel, retail, finance, gaming, messaging, dictation, translation and social including Hearst, Telenav, SpeaktoIt, iTranslate, Vocre and many more. With iSpeech’s cloud model, developers can quickly and affordably integrate human quality text to speech and speech recognition into their applications. iSpeech’s technology and developer-friendly pricing and support has led to its rapid growth.
“iSpeech offers unparalleled quality and the voices sound very natural,” said Ilya Gelfenbeyn, CEO of SpeaktoIt. “The level of service and technical support that the iSpeech team has provided and is continuing to provide has helped us deliver a great product to our customers.”
iSpeech voice recognition and text to speech is available in over 25 language and accent combinations and accessible through both a self-serve platform and a direct sales and professional services team. Developers who work with iSpeech’s sales and service team may leverage custom statistical language models designed for common use cases such as virtual assistants, translation apps, navigation, e-learning and dictation, as well as custom language models designed specifically for the customer’s application. iSpeech’s custom solutions help ensure the highest possible recognition accuracy rates for its customers.
About iSpeech, Inc.
iSpeech is a leading provider of speech technology and mobile apps, including the award winning app, DriveSafe.ly.
Founded in 2007, the company began as a vision to help college students learn by enabling them to listen to text-based study materials. Today, consumers, developers and businesses worldwide choose iSpeech for its high quality, scalable and easy to use text-to-speech (TTS), automated speech recognition (ASR) and voice to text solutions. The iSpeech Cloud has been used over a billion times. iSpeech is a privately held company headquartered in Newark, NJ with offices in San Francisco, CA and Cambridge, UK.