Assistant (by Speaktoit)
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|Development status||Discontinued (as of December 15, 2016)|
|Operating system||Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Windows 8, Windows 10, Google Chrome Extension|
|Type||Intelligent software assistant|
|Website||assistant.ai (Now redirects to api.ai's website)|
Assistant was 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 had since come to iOS and Windows Phones. Assistant used natural language understanding and voice recognition to interact with its users and was capable of having clarifying conversations. Unlike Apple's Siri, Assistant came in the form of a customizable, cartoonish avatar.
Assistant had over 13+ million users in 11 different languages as of October 2014. It was the No. 6 top grossing app in the Lifestyle category on Google Play in the US.
The New York Times recognized Assistant as one of the top 10 Android Apps of 2011.
The Assistant app was discontinued on December 15, 2016. All links referencing to the app now redirect to api.ai's website.
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- Tedeschi, Bob (28 December 2011). "2011's Top 10 Apps for Android Phones". www.nytimes.com. Retrieved 28 December 2011.
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