ShoutOUT iPhone Texting App With Voice Dictation Now In App Store

Lets Users Type or Speak Text Messages in Fluent Natural Speech, Check and Correct Messages Before Sending; Provides Free Unlimited Keyboard-Entry Messages

Dec 23, 2009, 07:00 ET from Promptu Systems Corporation

MENLO PARK, Calif., Dec. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- ShoutOUT TXT, the first dedicated full-featured text messaging application for iPhone with voice dictation is now available for download in the App Store.

Developed by Promptu Systems Corporation, ShoutOUT TXT is a complete SMS texting app that lets users type or speak messages in fluent natural speech. Transcribed spoken messages are returned in seconds. Using Promptu SmartWord(TM) editing, users tap a word to see and select from likely alternatives before sending their messages on to the intended recipient.

ShoutOUT TXT standard features include:

  • Inbox and outbox
  • Message exchanges threaded by recipient
  • Send to multiple recipients
  • Notification of incoming messages
  • Thumbnail images for contacts
  • One-touch navigation to all recent incoming and outgoing messages

"There's no faster, easier way to create and send text messages on your iPhone than with ShoutOUT TXT," said Giuseppe Staffaroni, Promptu's CEO. "ShoutOUT TXT allows you to send and receive SMS messages at a cost far lower than the standard rates charged by operators."

All text messages created using only the keyboard are always free. Users pay only pennies for spoken and transcribed messages.

The ShoutOUT TXT download includes 25 voice credits. Users can later top-up accounts with:

  • 50 voice credits - $1.99
  • 150 voice credits - $3.99
  • 250 voice credits - $4.99

"Speech is the most natural and intuitive form of human expression - so write with your voice," said Staffaroni. "ShoutOUT TXT lets you get your message across much more easily and completely, and our large font option makes ShoutOUT TXT a great multitasking tool."

ShoutOUT TXT voice recognition is server-based, and 100 percent automated. All message transcriptions that appear on users' handsets are created without any human intervention whatsoever, so privacy is guaranteed.

ShoutOUT TXT is built on state-of-the-art voice recognition technology and optimized for North American English. Accuracy varies from person to person and will improve over time with use.

About Promptu

Promptu Systems Corporation is at the tipping point of a mobile revolution fueled by Voice User Interface (VUI) applications -- the most intuitive and natural way to interact with a phone. Created for consumers, carriers, handset providers, and transportation companies, Promptu applications run on the company's fully automated Network Speech Recognition (NSR(TM)) platform to insure privacy, security, scalability and speed. Promptu applications can be optimized for regional accents, and support real-time review and editing of transcribed text. Every day thousands of Promptu applications are downloaded worldwide. See how the revolution is being vocalized at:

SOURCE Promptu Systems Corporation