Nuance Expands Its Mobile Developer Program to Denmark, Poland, and Portugal

Nuance Communications is expanding its NDEV Mobile developer program further across Europe into Denmark, Portugal and Poland, supporting speech-to-text and text-to-speech for Danish, Portuguese, and Polish.

NDEV Mobile allows developers to take advantage of Nuance's Dragon Mobile SDK to voice-enable iOS, Android, and Windows Phone 7 apps with the power of Dragon.

Six thousand developers have joined NDEV Mobile since its launch in January. With the addition of Danish, Portuguese, and Polish, the Dragon Mobile SDK now supports 20 languages for voice-to-text and more than 30 for text-to-speech.

"Developers all over the world are incredibly excited about voice-enabling their applications, but they demand a flexible, customizable platform that meets their unique needs," said Michael Thompson, senior vice president and general manager of Nuance Mobile. "NDEV Mobile does just that, with a variety of languages, services, and offerings, even free distribution capabilities that allow developers to choose the mobile voice experience that works for them."

NDEV Mobile has voice-enabled some of the market's most popular apps, including Price Check by Amazon, Ask for iPhone, Merriam-Webster, Dictionary.com, RemoteLink from OnStar, SpeechTrans, Yellow Pages, and AirYell from Avantar, iTranslate, Taskmind, SayHi Translate, Vocre, Bon'App, Shopping List from Recipes.com, and many others.

NDEV Mobile offers three service tiers that enable developers great flexibility in how they voice-enable applications:

  • NDEV Silver: NDEV Silver Services allow Android, Windows Phone 7, and iOS app developers to deploy their apps for free. Developers will also have free access to Nuance's connected text-to-speech (TTS) capabilities in more than 30 languages. Further, NDEV Silver members get access to Bluetooth use cases and hands-free voice applications.
  • NDEV Gold: NDEV Gold Services offer access to SSL data encryption, more deployment flexibility, and enhanced support. In addition to iOS, Android, and Windows Phone 7, Gold Services members can take advantage of Nuance's HTTP Web service interface, which extends the power of Dragon to any mobile device while giving developers greater control over the user interface. NDEV Gold Services members' applications can take advantage of SSL for encrypted data transmission, as well as open access to analytics tools that will help them maximize the impact and effectiveness of the voice experience their app delivers. Further, Gold Services members have access to one-on-one Nuance assistance in addition to the NDEV Mobile online community resources.
  • NDEV Emerald: NDEV Emerald members have an array of customization and service options that bring Nuance's extensive speech expertise and service capabilities to a diverse developer base, ranging from start-ups to wireless carriers, OEMs, and large enterprises. Emerald Services include custom vocabularies and grammars, user experience consulting, speech integration, advanced text-to-speech, high-availability deployment, and Nuance support pre and post deployment, including dedicated account management resources.

The Dragon Mobile SDK is available for iOS 5.0 (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch), Android 2.1 and higher, Windows Phone 7.1, and via an HTTP Web services interface.

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