Nuance's Dragon Go! Now Features Travel Search Powered by Expedia
Nuance Tuesday said that its Dragon Go! app for iOS and Android now features Expedia that lets users speak, find and book flights, hotels, and access other travel-related features.
"Old school mobile search is fading," said Michael Thompson, senior vice president and general manager, Nuance Mobile, in a statement. "The majority of consumers don't like blue links, scrolling, or pecking. Consumers want personal mobile assistant capabilities with unfiltered access to content and knowledge. With direct access to services like Expedia, consumers can do just about anything from anywhere, even book a last-minute trip with just a few spoken words."
Dragon Go! lets consumers use a broad range of voice commands to immediately jump to relevant destinations. With the addition of Expedia, users can find and book accommodations for their favorite areas, buy plane tickets, get weather information and directions, and swipe over to the Yelp or Twitter tabs for additional feedback.
"We've combined natural language understanding with a unique design and open access to content to deliver what consumers truly want—a better search experience," said Vlad Sejnoha, chief technology officer, Nuance, in a statement. "We're committed to the continuous enhancement of our natural language technology and the addition of new content providers to make Dragon Go! the go-to mobile concierge."
Watson and Siri are only the beginning.