Nuance’s NDEV Mobile Developer Program Now Includes 8,000 Global Developers

Nuance has announced that its NDEV Mobile developer program has signed over 8,000 developers worldwide since its launch in January 2011. NDEV Mobile lets developers integrate Nuance's cloud-based voice technology via the Dragon Mobile SDK (software developer kit) into virtually any application for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone 7, with tiered programs that meet the demands of all developers.

With the Dragon Mobile SDK, developers across North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia can transform virtually any app into one that is voice-enabled with the power of Dragon. Recent European additions to the NDEV Mobile community include:

  • Mail.ru: The Mail.ru app for iPhone and iPad is the first voice-enabled Russian search app for iOS. More than 75 million subscribers of this Russian free email provider can enter search criteria by voice and access email content on the go.
  • Castorama: The French Castorama App uses Dragon's voice recognition capabilities to let users search Castorama's online catalogue anytime and anywhere, just by speaking the product or product name of their choice.
  • Dictus: The Dictus app from the Danish Prolog lets smart phone and tablet users dictate their SMS text and e-mails in Danish, bringing the recently launched Dragon Dictation app to Android users in Denmark and many other regions. Prolog has also integrated Nuance's text-to-speech technology, allowing people to listen to their message before sending or posting the message.

"With over 8,000 developers participating, NDEV Mobile clearly demonstrates how voice is differentiating and creating an entirely new mobile app experience," Matt Revis, vice president, handset business, Nuance Mobile, said in a statement. "Consumers demand apps that are more personal, convenient and fun to use. And because NDEV Mobile supports over twenty languages for speech-to-text and more than thirty for text-to-speech, developers all over the world are able to bring their voice-enabled apps to market quickly and easily across iOS, Android, and Windows Phone 7."

The Dragon Mobile SDK powers the voice recognition and text-to-speech capabilities of some of many apps on the market, including Price Check by Amazon.com, Ask for iPhone, Merriam-Webster, Dictionary.com, Shopping List from Recipes.com, Kraft iFood Assistant, SpeechTrans, AirYell and Yellow Pages by Avantar, OnStar RemoteLink, Vocre, Bon'App, and more.

The Dragon Mobile SDK is available for iOS 4.0 and 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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