Apple iPhone 4S “Siri” clone has started appearing for Android and Windows Phones.
A developer Viewide is marketing one of the applications called “Speerit” as “REAL Siri for Android” and “Siri for Android.” The app developer says that Siri for Android a simple app launcher in its Android Market that acts as a shortcut to Google’s Voice Actions — and it’s already been installed on more than 1000 devices.
Siri, now for your Android device!
This application is a Siri icon that opens “Google’s Voice Actions” app, the developer said.
Another app called “Speerit” is currently only available for Korean. The developers says “We have a plan to support english later.”
And, now, the Siri has arrived on Windows Phone – a developer Shai Leib has released “Ask Ziggy” Windows Phone app, a free Siri clone to Marketplace. The app utilizes Nuance voice-recognition (same as Siri), but the developers handled everything else themselves.
“Ask Ziggy uses Speech Recognition to translate human speech into transcribed text, which is displayed in a speech bubble. The transcribed text is analyzed for patterns to detect commands or general queries. Commands are interpreted and routed to routine phone tasks such as emailing, texting, calling, social network updates, and getting directions.
When a general question is asked, a mixture of mash up technologies and web scraping is employed to search the web for relevant responses. Pattern matching is used to summarize a direct answer from a web page. Several passes may be required to find a concise answer. A direct answer is then spoken out loud, and displayed in a speech bubble. When a direct answer cannot be summarized the user is prompted by speech to click on their search bubble to see web search results based on their spoken query,” the developer explained.
You can download Ask Ziggy here.
Screenshots of Ask Ziggy:
Here is the video demostrating Ask Ziggy:
Also, available is a Windows Phone app called “Siri for Windows Phone” (or “iSiri Faker”) allow you to “fake Siri conversations on your Windows Phone.”
“Your 4S friends annoying you about Siri? Fake siri conversations on your windows phone today! Program custom responses. Features include live tiles, speech recognition, text to speech, data compression(to save on 3g data), voice effects, and support for multiple language outputs,” reads the app description.
The app is available for $0.99 in the Marketplace.
Here is Siri for Windows Phone screenshots: