NEWARK, N.J., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- iSpeech®, a leading speech technology provider to developers, announces the launch of DriveSafe.ly® on iPhone, the first iOS app to speak text (SMS) messages, emails and Tweets aloud and allow for txt responses by voice. The launch comes on the heels of winning Mashable's Award for 2010 Best Mobile App as well as the 2011 CES Mobile Apps Showdown. The popular, free app has been used by over 8 million people and has spoken nearly one-half-billion messages to users.
iSpeech® technology powers DriveSafe.ly® and other apps with human-sounding text to speech (TTS) and speech recognition (ASR). Once activated, it is possible to message via text to speech and voice recognition without touching the phone. Once an incoming txt message is read aloud, the user can choose to replay the message, speak a response back to the sender or even call back the sender. DriveSafe.ly® is available for iPhone in iTunes App Store, BlackBerry in BlackBerry App World™ and Android in Android Market.
"DriveSafe.ly® gives iPhone users a hands-free option for sending and receiving texts and helps to promote safe driving in the process," says Heath Ahrens, iSpeech CEO. "We're happy to use our speech technology in a way that helps people."
iSpeech (http://www.iSpeech.org) is a leading provider of cloud-based speech technology and mobile apps. Founded in 2007, the company began as a vision to help college students learn by enabling them to listen to text-based study materials. Today, businesses, organizations and consumers worldwide choose iSpeech for its high quality, scalable and easy to use text-to-speech (TTS), automated speech recognition (ASR) and voice to text solutions. iSpeech's flagship and award winning mobile app, DriveSafe.ly® (http://www.DriveSafe.ly), has read nearly one-half- billion text messages and emails aloud in real-time to over 8 million people. iSpeech® is a privately held company headquartered in Newark, NJ with offices in San Francisco and New York.
iSpeech® and DriveSafe.ly® are registered trademarks of iSpeech, Inc. © 2011 iSpeech, Inc. All rights reserved.
Vanessa Rose, iSpeech