Nuance’s NDEV Program Gives Voice to TV Apps
Nuance Communications has expanded its NDEV Mobile developer program with beta access to voice capabilities specifically designed to support Smart TV use cases.
Third-party developers can include Nuance's voice recognition and text-to-speech in TV-related apps, providing consumers with an interactive experience for the digital living room and beyond.
NDEV is also offering developers 11 new text-to-speech voices and three new languages. Developers now have access to more than 40 languages and 61 voices for text-to-speech. New voices span Greek, Romanian, Russian, French, Mandarin Chinese, Irish English, and others.
"NDEV's global success continues, with over 16,000 developers taking advantage of our program," said Matt Revis, vice president and general manager of Dragon devices at Nuance, in a statement. "By expanding developers' access to TV language models, we are simplifying and enhancing the way people interact with TV content on their devices and in their living rooms."
NDEV is also expanding its capabilities to the Web app community with a PhoneGap plug-in for Android, iOS and WindowsPhone, connecting the PhoneGap framework to the Dragon Mobile SDK. As a result, developers can integrate cross-platform network speech in their Web apps running on iOS, Android and Windows Phone across all of NDEV's languages and voices.