Vlingo, a Cambridge, Mass.-based voice search company is launching a Android app called “SuperDialer,” a voice-powered directory that returns local business search results instead of having to dial 411. If you say “pizza,” it return “nearest pizza places” based on your location. For each listing, you can call, see it on a map, get directions, or read reviews. “Think of it as your infinite address book in the cloud,” says CEO Dave Gannon….”Vlingo gets an 8% conversion rate of free to paid subscribers. But with SuperDialer, it’ll also make money off sponsored search results.”
Vlingo’s voice apps have ben downloaded more than 5 million times already, on BlackBerry. But its iPhone app is even more popular than Siri‘s (it’s ranked No. 36 in productivity, versus No. 39 for Siri). The apps let you search Web by speaking, voice dial, or speak a Twitter or Facebook status update. If you want to be able to dictate text messages or email using its speech-to-text technology, you’ve to pay $10 to $20.
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