Jawbone Selects Yap Speech Cloud For Voice Messaging App

12/13/2010

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Yap, a provider of automated, cloud-based speech recognition services, announced today its selection by Jawbone to provide speech-to-text capabilities in its THOUGHTS iPhone application.

THOUGHTS allows users to easily send quick voice messages to individuals and groups, without typing or calling. Additionally, for situations when a user may prefer to read a message, audio messages can be transcribed instantly into text. Jawbone THOUGHTS, with Yap’s speech recognition, is available now for download at the Apple iPhone App store.

Composing text messages can be awkward and tedious, particularly while multitasking or distracted. A simple message like ‘let’s get together for dinner tonight’ can require more than 40 keystrokes, taps and swipes. With THOUGHTS, users can conveniently speak their messages requiring drastically fewer keystrokes and less time than typing a text message.

Yap’s Speech Cloud provides fully automated, high accuracy speech recognition via a Web services interface. Using this interface, Jawbone was able to quickly integrate Yap’s speech recognition into its THOUGHTS application with just a few lines of code.

“Yap’s speech cloud empowers partners like Jawbone to access very high accuracy speech recognition with little effort,” says Marcello Typrin, vice president of Product Management at Yap. “Using a lightweight web services interface, our speech cloud eliminates complex integration efforts and tedious tuning processes common to traditional speech recognition solutions.”

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