Vlingo is a brilliant voice assistant and why I called it brilliant is because with it you can create emails and text messages, find locations on map, sear web, make calls and update your social websites just by using your VOICE. That’s true and this virtual assistant does all this very efficiently. After installing the app on your device it will guide you through the functionality of it and for your convenience I have added a picture of the keywords you will have to speak to activate a function.
A big button saying Press & Speak is provided on the interface which you have to press while giving a command.
After you have given a command, release the button and the app will think for a second and will take the said action.
To call someone from your address book, press the button and say CALL and the name of the person and if the app feels confident it will automatically make a call otherwise will open the contact page for you to take the next action.
For Texting say TEXT followed by the contact name, then Message followed by the message body. For example, Text Rahul Message How are you?.In the example the app will automatically select Rahul as recipient and will add the message How are you?. For a longer message you can press the mic button on the SMS screen and speak the rest of the message.
For Emailing, say EMAIL followed by the name of the person, SUBJECT followed by the subject and then MESSAGE followed by the message.
To search a location on the Map say FIND Followed by the place or location. If the app is less confident about what you have spoken it will show a couple of suggestions.
You can also search something on the web by saying SEARCH then the keyword.
Updating your facebook and twitter is very easy with this app as you have to say FACEBOOK UPDATE followed by the update message.
If you wish to access a particular feature and don’t want to use the common press & speak button, press Apps on the top right corner and then you can manually do a part of the task.
From the settings on the main screen, which can be accessed by the wrench button at the bottom of the screen, you can change the language, apply profanity filter, enable or disable signatures for emails, enable auto-listen for incoming emails and messages while in car etc.
Below is a video demo done with vlingo app which will help you see these things in action.
You can also do all this with Dragon Dictation app for iphone, which can also lets you update facebook, twitter using voice. but its available only in US app store, you can get it here
App Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.
Conclusion: Wonderful app, listened really well to me and was accurate to an appreciable extent. The more you use it , the better it becomes over time. Must download one
Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link To Install This App