|Initial release||September 11, 2012|
|Operating system||Android 2.3.3 and above, Windows Phone 8|
|Platform||Android, Windows Phone 8|
|Type||Intelligent personal assistant|
Maluuba is a Canadian company based in Kitchener, ON that began as a research project started in 2010 by University of Waterloo graduates. They received $2 million in Series A funding from Samsung Ventures on Feb 29th, 2012 while they were in the University of Waterloo Velocity program.
Their first product is an intelligent personal assistant for Android devices released to the Google Play store on September 11, 2012. It is often compared to Apple's Siri and Google's Google Now.
Windows Phone 8 application
Maluuba has also launched an application for Windows Phone 8 with a new UI designed using the Metro Design Language. It includes most of the features found in the Android version while the rest of the features will be included in new versions of the application.
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