[Athen] Dragon app for iPhone

Shelley Haven shelley at techpotential.net
Tue Dec 8 14:00:06 PST 2009

Faaaaantastic! Especially since the application is free for a limited
time. One thing to note, though, is that not only does the app upload
your voice message to Nuance's servers, but a careful reading of the
user license agreement shows that it also uploads all the contact info
from your iPhone to their servers. Some people may be uncomfortable
with that.

- Shelley

Shelley Haven ATP, RET
Assistive Technology Consultant
Shelley at TechPotential.net

On Dec 8, 2009, at 1:17 PM, Sean J Keegan wrote:

> Hello all,


> There is a new Dragon app for the iPhone. Check out Gizmodo for

> some basic information (http://tinyurl.com/y97v567) and a review of

> the functionality of the app at TUAW (http://tinyurl.com/ycdn4gt).


> I have done some basic testing and it seems decent. It couldn't get

> my name correct the first time (Shawn vs. Sean) but it's still

> pretty good. It is certainly not Dragon 10 and there is not an

> option to train Dragon to your voice, but it does work.


> From the TUAW article, the speech engine processing is being handled

> by Nuance's servers so you need a data connection. For me, it was

> 1-2 seconds to process 3-4 sentences when using a Wi-Fi connection.

> You can also use the on-screen keyboard to make changes to the

> recognized text.


> Once the text has been entered on-screen, you can send the content

> to e-mail, a text message, or send it to the clipboard. The

> interface is easy and seems fairly responsive on a first-generation

> phone. I will be interested to see how this functions on a new 3GS.


> Take care,

> Sean


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