Nuance Communications today announced an SDK that will allow developers to create apps that integrate the company’s Dragon apps, which employ the company’s voice recognition, speech-to-text and text-to-speech products.
According to a press release, the Dragon Mobile SDK is available via a new website for iOS and Android developers as part of the Nuance Mobile Developer Program.
Companies such as Merriam-Webster, Ask.com and GM Mobile have used Nuance’s Dragon products in their existing products.
“Integrating Nuance’s intuitive voice recognition brought a new level of user interaction to our Ask for iPhone question and answer service. Finding information is incredibly easy when you can simply speak a question versus having to type it in,” said Tony Gentile, senior vice president of products for Ask.com, in a statement.
Developers can download the Dragon Mobile SDK and have access to the cloud-based speech services for 90 days for free. Once their app is ready for market distribution, developers have a variety of tiered pricing options. Nuance also offers a range of developer customization programs including language models and application optimization.
More information on the SDK is available for developers at: http://dragonmobile.nuancemobiledeveloper.com.