SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As part of the Samsung Developer Conference 2016 in San Francisco, SoundHound Inc.®, the leading innovator in sound recognition and voice search technologies, has announced a collaboration between the company’s new Houndify platform and the Samsung ARTIK platform ecosystem to enable hundreds of millions of connected devices to have the power of voice-enabled conversational interface.
SoundHound Inc. recently launched Houndify™, the world’s most advanced developer platform that enables anyone to seamlessly create a smart, voice-enabled, conversational interface. Houndify enables developers to revolutionize their products and services by easily adding voice search and voice control to their apps and devices while delivering a natural conversational user experience. The first Houndified product, Hound, a voice search & assistant app was released earlier this year for iOS and Android.
“It is important to us to provide developers with the best technology building blocks on top of the Samsung ARTIK Platform so that developers can focus on the design of the key differentiated features and leverage breakthrough technologies,” said Curtis Sasaki, Vice President of Ecosystems, Samsung Electronics. “The Houndify platform is a perfect example of the power of leveraging open platforms and ecosystems for the larger developer community to create compelling user experiences.”
The open Samsung ARTIK platform provides all the essential hardware and software building blocks to allow faster, simpler development of new enterprise, industrial and consumer applications. This allows developers to focus on their areas of expertise in designing new applications and services rather than having to build entire systems from the ground up, enabling a faster time-to-market.
Samsung and SoundHound worked closely to enable Houndify across the entire Samsung ARTIK family of modules. The collaboration resulted in an optimized version of the Houndify SDK that can run on the Samsung ARTIK 1 module, using extremely low memory and processing power, while unlocking the full power of the Houndify platform. The new SDK is available on Houndify.com to all developers interested in the ARTIK platform, and is being actively integrated with devices that can be shipped to hundreds of millions of consumers in the near future, with some shipping later this year.
“We are a strong believer in the IoT revolution – the world of connected devices around us. We also believe that the most compelling, and often the only form of communication with these connected devices is using voice and natural language,” said Keyvan Mohajer, Founder and CEO, SoundHound Inc. “The Samsung ARTIK platform enables developers to more easily create a connected device, and the Houndify platform enables them to quickly and easily add a voice-enabled, conversational interface to whatever they build.”
More information about the Samsung ARTIK platform and development tools can be found at https://developer.artik.io/. Developers interested in exploring the Houndify platform can visit www.houndify.com to sign up and learn more.
About SoundHound Inc.:
SoundHound Inc. turns sound into understanding and actionable meaning. We believe in enabling humans to interact with the things around them in the same way we interact with each other: by speaking naturally to mobile phones, cars, TVs, music speakers, coffee machines, and every other part of the emerging 'connected' world. Our consumer product, Hound, leverages our Speech-to-Meaning technology to showcase a groundbreaking smartphone experience, and is the first product to leverage and showcase the Houndify platform. Our SoundHound product applies our technology to music, enabling people to discover, explore, and share the music around them, and even find the name of that song stuck in their heads by singing or humming. And through the Houndify platform, we empower developers to be part of the Speech-to-Meaning revolution. Mission: Houndify everything.