Speak With Me, Inc. Introduces First App Built On Its Advanced Natural Language Speech Platform

VoiceDJ™, the fastest, most accurate voice-activated app available, allows users to control their music library entirely with their voice

Dec 13, 2010, 14:45 ET from Speak With Me, Inc.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Speak With Me™, a voice-activated technology company that simplifies and enhances the way people interact with consumer electronic devices, today announced the availability of its first consumer app, VoiceDJ™.  Built on Speak With Me's advanced Natural Language Dialog Platform (NLDP), VoiceDJ is an iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad(1) application that allows users to control their mobile music library entirely with their voice.

Speak With Me's device-based technology platform delivers 99 percent accuracy and decreases voice recognition response time from seconds to milliseconds, providing the fastest, most accurate voice-activated app available(2). VoiceDJ also recognizes nearly 1 million words from a person's vocabulary and can easily handle music libraries with hundreds of thousands of entries. And unlike most other voice solutions, VoiceDJ doesn't need an Internet connection to function so users can enjoy the app anytime, anywhere.

"Our new VoiceDJ app is just the first of many products based on our industry-leading Natural Language Dialog Platform that we plan to roll out in the coming years," said Ajay Juneja, CEO and Founder of Speak With Me, Inc. "While this first app is focused on music and entertainment, future apps will be in many different verticals, including navigation, mobile search, and video games."

Users can simply request their music with natural, conversational style commands instead of having to follow a pre-set script because VoiceDJ uses Speak With Me's natural language search technology to provide a more intuitive user experience. As a result, VoiceDJ allows users to spontaneously change songs, artists, albums or genres as the mood strikes.

Once VoiceDJ is installed, users can create playlists on the fly and control their music with a wide range of commands. For example:

  • "Play 'Pour Some Sugar On Me'" (if multiple versions of the song are found, it will load them all into a playlist).
  • "I want to hear Eric Clapton" (a playlist of all Eric Clapton music will be created).
  • "Add Rolling Stones to the Playlist" (all of your Rolling Stones music will be added to the current playlist)
  • "Next Track"
  • "Previous Track"
  • "Turn it up"
  • "Volume down"

The VoiceDJ app, which is now available in the app store, can be downloaded as a free version (10 spoken commands per day) – or users can pay $1.99 for unlimited use. The app requires an iPhone 3GS or higher, or a 4th Generation iPod Touch running iOS 4.2 or higher. To download the app, please visit http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/voicedj/id404843231?mt=8.

Developed from more than 10 years of academic research at Carnegie Mellon University, VoiceDJ™ is being introduced as a first exciting glimpse into a world of possibilities that exist for new User Interfaces with the Speak With Me™ platform, which is currently available for iOS 3.2 and higher.  

For more information, please visit http://www.speakwithme.com

(1) Support for iPad will be coming in January 2011

(2) Based on internal Speak With Me testing, November 2010

About Speak With Me, Inc.

Speak With Me™ is a voice-activated technology company that simplifies and enhances the way people interact with consumer electronic devices. Speak With Me's industry-leading Natural Language Dialog Platform dramatically improves the speed and accuracy of voice recognition user interfaces by incorporating natural language search technology that evolved from more than 10 years of academic research at Carnegie Mellon University. Speak With Me's first consumer application, VoiceDJ™, allows users to control their mobile music library on their iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad entirely with their voice. Founded in 2005, Speak With Me is a privately-held company based in Mountain View, Calif.

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