Assistant (by Speaktoit)
|Operating system||Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Windows 8, Google Chrome Extension|
|Type||Intelligent software assistant|
Assistant is an intelligent personal assistant application for mobile devices developed by Speaktoit. Originally launched in October 2011 for the Android platform (although available in beta in March 2011), Assistant has since come to iOS and Windows Phone. Assistant uses natural language voice recognition to interact with its users and is capable of having clarifying conversations. Unlike Apple's Siri, Assistant comes in the form of a customizable, cartoonish avatar. As of October 2012, Assistant had been downloaded about 5 million times.
The New York Times recognized Assistant as one of the top 10 Android Apps of 2011.
- Warman, Matt (13 October 2011). "Speaktoit Android App Review". www.nytimes.com. Retrieved 29 October 2012.
- "Android App Review". www.youtube.com. 30 March 2011. Retrieved 31 October 2012.
- Tedeschi, Bob (28 December 2011). "2011's Top 10 Apps for Android Phones". www.nytimes.com. Retrieved 28 December 2011.
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