BURLINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced that its revolutionary Dragon Go! app for iOS and Android now lets people truly go anywhere with the ability to speak and quickly find and book flights, hotels, and more with direct access to Expedia. Dragon Go!’s all new travel search capability allows people with iPhones and Android devices to easily find and book the best travel deals available – just by using their voice.
Expedia joins the more than 200 trusted and reliable content providers that have made Dragon Go! a success for iPhone, iPod Touch and most recently, Android. Dragon Go! combines Nuance’s Dragon voice recognition with natural language understanding to understand not only what people say, but what they mean. The result is direct, instant access to the most relevant content and knowledge on the mobile Web to get more done, faster and easier. Forget the hurdles posed by traditional mobile search applications – no boundaries and no scrolling through blue links. And with Dragon Go!’s unique, open design – consumers and content partners experience each brand’s familiar look and feel.
“Old school mobile search is fading. 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,” said Michael Thompson, senior vice president and general manager, Nuance Mobile. “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 say virtually anything and immediately jump to relevant destinations – and with the addition of Expedia, people can find and book accommodations for their favorite destinations. For example, say:
- “Available flights from Boston to San Francisco in March,” to instantly see flight schedules and pricing, and the opportunity to buy tickets directly from Expedia.
- “Find 4-star hotels near me,” when traveling and need to book a room at a hotel closest to your current location on Expedia, and swipe over to the Yelp tab for additional feedback.
- “What are the best resorts in Cancun?” to see reviews and ratings of the top resorts on Expedia, and see what others have to say with just a quick flick on over to the Twitter tab.
“Our consumers already love that they can find and book a flight, hotel room and more on Expedia from just about anywhere with their iPhone or Android device. And with the addition of Expedia to Dragon Go!, even more mobile consumers will have direct voice access to the best travel deals around,” said Jeff Warren, vice president, product management, Expedia Worldwide.
And when traveling, Dragon Go! gives people direct access to local restaurant reviews, directions, weather, and more. For instance, say:
- “Where can I get the best Italian food in Las Vegas?” to get reviews from Yelp as well as book a reservation via OpenTable.
- “Find sunglasses near me,” and be taken to Milo.com for a list of local retail shops that sell the shades you want, as well as the ability to purchase sunglasses online.
- “What is the weather going to be like in Tahoe today?” to get detailed weather forecasts from Accuweather.com and other top weather services.
- “Play ‘Drive By by Train’” to instantly play the song downloaded to your device, or play it from your Pandora station.
“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. “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.”
Dragon Go! features the largest direct-access content ecosystem in mobile today, with content provided by AccuWeather, Ask.com, Bing, Dictionary.com, ESPN, Facebook, Fandango, Last.fm, LiveNation, Milo.com, OpenTable, Pandora ® internet radio, Rotten Tomatoes, Spotify, Twitter, Wikipedia, Wolfram|Alpha, Yelp, YouTube, Yahoo! and many others – and now Expedia.
Dragon Go! is available for free in the Apple App Store and in the Android Market in the U.S. in U.S. English.
Dragon Go! is part of the Dragon Mobile Apps family, which includes the FlexT9 application for Android, Swype, Dragon Dictation and original Dragon Search apps for iOS. To learn more about all of the Dragon Mobile Apps, visit www.nuancemobilelife.com. Also be sure to follow the company on Twitter @DragonTweets and @NuanceMobile, and become a Fan of Dragon Mobile Apps on Facebook.
About Nuance Communications, Inc
Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) is a leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance’s proven applications. For more information, please visit www.nuance.com.
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