Natural language personal assistant, Maluuba, now available for Windows Phone 8
Maluuba is a personal assistant app that takes advantage of voice commands to help you make it through the day. It's a popular app over on the Android format and today, the company has announced the app is headed to Windows Phone 8 devices.
Maluuba uses your Windows Phone's speech recognition for input and then uses it's proprietary, patent-pending language engine that ensures great accuracy in interpreting your requests. Maluuba uses a statistical approach to achieve a higher accuracy than many other assistant apps that may use rules or other methods for understanding that don't always handle natural sentences.
Maluuba for Windows Phone 8 will offer a large feature set designed to help users manage daily life and search for things in a simple, straight forward fashion. Features of Maluuba include:
- Searches for restaurants, movies, events and businesses
- Scheduling of alarms, reminders, and meetings
- Voice dialing, texting and emailing
- Search for directions and weather
- Online shopping
- Search the web
- Integration with your Outlook calendar.
It is our understanding that additional features are in the works and will become available in the coming months.
Much like Siri over on iOS, Maluuba will further our hands free experience with our Windows Phones. We've already seen Diablo announce for Windows Phone 8 and it will be interesting to see how these personal assistants compare. Based on the demo video below with Maluuba running on an Android device, the Windows Phone version should be interesting.
We'll take Maluuba out for a test drive over the next few days and see how well it can pick up on a Southern accent. In the meantime, if you'd like to give Maluuba a try yourself it is a free app that you can find here in the Windows Phone Store.