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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Self-Service Mobile Developer Program by NUANCE

Nuance Communications, Inc. today announced that it is providing access to the Dragon Mobile SDK for iOS and Android via a new self-service website as part of tThis initiative will enable mobile developers to leverage the powerful dictation and voice search capabilities at the core of the successful Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search apps, as well as Nuance’s trusted Vocalizer text-to-speech (TTS).

The Dragon Mobile SDK is now available through the Nuance Mobile Developer Program for Apple iOS 4.0 (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch) and for many devices running Android 2.1 and higher versions. The SDK currently supports US and UK English, European Spanish, European French, German, Italian and Japanese for dictation and search, with additional languages to be added through the end of the year. TTS capabilities, on the other hand, exist for more than 35 languages including Indian English and Hindi. 

All those developers working in India on applications that are ported to the US, European or Japanese iTunes store or the Android Market can now leverage the power of Dragon Mobile SDK for rapid inclusion of voice recognition into their applications. This is all possible through the new self service developer portal which provides instant access to easy-to-integrate prepackaged wrappers and widgets. Developers also have access to an on-line forum for additional support, a variety of code samples and full documentation. Nuance’s sales and sales engineering staff in India will also help in providing responses for the developer’s queries and facilitate product demonstrations for developers, when required.

“The mobile application explosion is in flight with Apple nearing 10 billion downloads and Android apps expanding rapidly,” said Sunny Rao, Managing Director, India and South East Asia, Nuance Communications. “We’ve created an amazingly simple way for developers to innovate privately and securely on the two fastest growing platforms in the world. India has a thriving developer’s community on the iOS as well as the Android platform, and we are positive that the Mobile Developer Program will witness great traction among those developers focusing on the export markets of the US, Europe and Japan, ” he added. 

Many developers have already experienced the power of the Dragon Mobile SDK for their apps, including Siri, Price Check by Amazon, Ask for iPhone, aisle411, Merriam-Webster, Dictionary.com, and SpeechTrans. 
Nuance Mobile Developer Program Pricing

Developers can download the Dragon Mobile SDK and have access to the cloud-based speech services for 90 days absolutely free. And once ready for market distribution, developers have tiered pricing options to accommodate their unique needs and those of their applications. Nuance also offers a range of developer customization programs including specialized language models and application optimization. To learn more about the Dragon Mobile SDK and supported devices, please visit: http://dragonmobile.nuancemobiledeveloper.com.


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