[Athen] Dragon app for iPhone
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
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,
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