iSpeech Brings Speech Rec and TTS to iOs, Android, and BlackBerry

iSpeech, creator of the DriveSafe.ly and iSpeech Translator mobile apps, today released a new self-service platform for developers to integrate its human quality speech recognition into their own apps.

The service is free to all mobile developers with support for iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch), Android and BlackBerry devices. Web developers will also be able to take advantage of the powerful technology through the iSpeech application programming interface and online payment system.

Mobile developers can download the iSpeech software development kits and get unlimited access to the cloud-based services free of charge. iSpeech is already used by more than 3,000 registered developers, with more than 1 billion text-to-speech and speech recognition conversions made. Major customers and mobile apps include TeleNav, Car and Driver, DailyHoroscope and Beat the Traffic (which is planning to release a speech-enabled version this fall).

"Speech is transforming the way people interact with mobile apps and connected devices, however, speech technology has historically been very expensive and time-consuming to implement," said Heath Ahrens, CEO at iSpeech. "We are very excited to be able to make this technology easily accessible to the vast majority of developers and businesses who find themselves unable to afford other solutions."

The iSpeech SDKs and APIs currently provide more than 40 text-to-speech voices and counting with support for more than 25 languages. Premium services are also available, including celebrity and custom voices, as well as the ability for developers to increase speech recognition performance specific to their use cases.

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