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Personal assistant Indigo is finally available on the Windows Phone Store

Indigo WP

Remember Indigo, the personal assistant for Windows Phone we've looked at a handful of times? Well, we're rather excited to announce that the app has finally been certified and is available on the Windows Phone Store. Consumers are able to create an account over on the Indigo website (where the web client is housed) for a more personal experience.

Should you not be familiar with the name, Indigo is a cross-platform personal assistant that integrates with a number of system apps on Windows Phone, offering numerous features for users to play around with. Here's a quick video we did demonstrating some of the capabilities in Indigo:

You can download Indigo for free from the Windows Phone Store (for Windows Phone 8 only). Thanks to everyone who tipped us!

QR: Indigo

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alvinsfb says:

great! I'll download this app
First, btw.

erzhik says:

Keep 'em coming...

mmoses1978 says:

Error when downloading .

x I'm tc says:

Works for me on AT&T.  I got it through the Web site, not the phone, FWIW.
 
Definitly better so far than Ziggy or Maluuba.

TheAccuser says:

Cool, first. Not sure about this app though. Will need to have broad adoption to be useful.

TheAccuser says:

Crap, not first. :)

dalydose says:

Why does it need broad adoption? There's no crowd sourced or uniquely social parts to it.

rath79 says:

Error on download, Australia Lumia 920

Anaron says:

Thanks for the heads up! I'll give it a try.

dixonjr79 says:

Not available for WP7.X :(

gokkenath says:

Get Lumia 520 for cheapest yet powerfull wp

synthman4 says:

What, windows 8 only? Total crap. Happening too much these days.

erzhik says:

Its time to move on with the times.

Tense says:

And leave behind all of those WP 7.x adopters? I don't think so. I see no problem with releasing apps as WP 8 only, but I still don't agree on completely abandoning WP 7.x users (not in regards to Indigo specifically, I'm just speaking generally).

Agreed. For some strange reason people think those of us with 7.x devices have money to just spend willy-nilly on a wp8. I'd like to move with the times, how about those of you telling us to do so send those of us that can't the funds to be like everyone else... And yes, I do work. My wife works. We have bills and childcare to attend to before anything else and since my hd7 is being used right this second, a new phone is not a priority.

Localhorst86 says:

I see no problem with this. I know a few people that switched to Windows Phone (Lumia 800 and 900 respectively) and they asked me about my oppinion first. I gave them my honest oppinion that they can toy around with my HTC Mozart to see if they like the OS in it's current state.
I also explicitly told them that WP8 is right around the corner or already released (depending on which of those two people in particular you're looking at) and that they should expect a lot of new apps not being released for their devices.
They bought the handsets and are very pleased because they liked what they got, not what they might be getting in the future.

Odog4ever says:

It's happening because its easier for devs to port iOS/Android versions of their apps to WP8.  
You know what would have been really crappy? If devs had shown the same interest in developming for WP8 as for WP7 (virtually non-exsistent). At least the whole ecosystem has a chance to make it to WP9 instead of dying a slow death like Web OS.

hysonmb says:

Is this one better than the others that are already out there? I've tried a few and so far Maluuba has been the best.

Omega Ra says:

Don;t really like Maluuba, Alex had potential with the start button integration, but didn't like that one that much either.

_patrickc_ says:

Wont let me download. Error when i try to download. AT&T Lumia 920

I had the same error but then restarted my phone and it worked!

Wael Hasno says:

Was ready to say "TAKE MY MONEY" but it's free.. Oh well. :D

iampoz says:

Errors when using download link, can't find it when searching the store? 920 in Australia

iampoz says:

Got it to install via the wp store website, continues to error if trying to access via my phone

Chris Coyle says:

Error Nokia Lumia 920 says not available in your region USA

Omega Ra says:

I just downloaded it fine on my Lumia 920.
 

dkxs says:

Great! Thanks for the info

iNtEnSePL says:

Right now only english supported... so no go for me.

jMawl says:

Your English seems fine :)

Localhorst86 says:

There's a big difference between writing in english and talking in english.
When I write, I have time to think about what I want to say. I can twist and turn the words in my head until they sound right. You can't do that when you talk.

Also it would seem very corny and pretentious if you stand on the sidewalk speaking a foreign language into your phone. How would you English speakers feel if you had to speak to your phone in your school French?
Well, in any case it seems like a cool app. The future of computer interaction. At least that is what Star Trek taught us. :)

jMawl says:

I know...thus the smiley face. I can't imagine trying to use a Spanish-language personal assistant, but I could probably write well enough to get my point accross.

Eas195 says:

+620. It's about the 'nativity' of speaking ;)

jnfrd says:

The voice recognition on my lumina seems to be hardwired to german. If I speak english to my phone it won't understand a word. If I speak german it will get most words but indigo won't understand them. It will tell me (in a terrible german accent) "sat it das not unterstant me" ;-) Totally useless but very entertaining! I nearly fell of my couche loughing when I tried it out.
So fine english won't help me (nor iNtEnSePL) :-D

Rosetta Stone is fracking expensive...

Does this require an internet connection to recognize the speech?

dalydose says:

Yes. It still uses,TellMe

rockstarzzz says:

Its an ace! Set up my appointments for next week, sweeeeet! Also, get me weather in seconds!

lsmachado says:

I was able to download by going to the indigo website...hello-indigo.com. Then click on portal and windows icon.

karlog says:

its great using indigo. got the app and my personal assistant looks to be brainy.

Omega Ra says:

Hopefully they integrate it into the phones speech recognition, so all we have to do it hold the windows key and say Indigo...blah blah..
 

ally42 says:

Any assistant That answers 42 when asked "what is the answer to life?" is great.

I think that's actually the default answer on every personal assistant on every smartphone platform... Still funny, though. lol

MKairys says:

Not in the US store now. Search doesn't find it and the store link on the indigo website fails.

This is the most accurate, hilarious and most helpful assistant since I first used siri on my iPhone 5. Wow nice work devs. It works so well!

manofice1 says:

I'm new to wp8 and didn't expect this to be free, nice!

I get an error when I try to use speech. It says "Unknown Error - Check your phone speech settings." Anyone else got this problem?
Phone : Lumia 920
 

hipporama says:

I'm guessing you're in India like me. If so, you need to change the speech language to English (UK) / (US). Doesn't look like Indigo supports English (India) yet. It's a bummer cause the UK engine doesn't recognize half the stuff I'm saying lol

elyl says:

What is 5 +2
"If you are asking about multiplication, I got 10"
Nope.

boxa72 says:

Sadly not available in Aussie :(

Daylife says:

Its pretty awesome :)

Amna11S says:

voice recognition doesn't work in htc windows 8S
in India
any solution

ktl88 says:

I had the same prob. Everytime I clicked in the mic icon, I got an error. Changed my speech language to US. Working fine now.

mdscj4 says:

These voice assistants are still just a gimmick to me

dalydose says:

Have you tried it or just stating your opinion based on history? Its way faster to setup an appointment or alarm. That aline makes it worth it to me. Searching is faster than typing and so is Tweeting or Facebooking the results. I'm finding productivity advances more than just gimmicks.

jmerrey says:

I asked for the basketball scores from last night, it gave me a google NBA search. I'll pass for now.

useme2useyou says:

Slight lag but very impressive in Lumia 920

kingdark485 says:

The speech doesnt work ir saya chech your Phone speech setting

ebradley says:

Account set was a breeze. D/L and install smooth over LTE. She hit on about 95% of my queries. It was great considering first release. Conversation flow is not always seamless.

Eas195 says:

Yeah, hope the conversation will get seamless in the future, such hold to talk will make it more seamlessly talk to the phone.

Eas195 says:

THIS IS ROCKS! YEAH!!!

Jazmac says:

Agreed.  And we haven't even seen Blue yet.

Eas195 says:

Blue will be release somewhere in the end of the year, so take a time for enriching your phone with important apps :)

elyl says:

Sadly, this still isn't a patch on Siri.  Siri can understand fairly complex sentences, even in my Scottish accent.  With Indigo, you still get the feeling it's just looking for trigger words in the sentence and returning a stock answer for that word, regardless of the context.
 

Just downloaded it. Cool app!

smasithick says:

Shows " Unknown error - Check speech settings in phone" error in my Lumia 820
Anyone facing the same issue???

kingdark485 says:

I hace the same issue

Jazmac says:

I can't get it yet for my Lumia 920.  AT&T. Probably too many banging on the server right now to get it.
 
Edit: Persistence pays off.  Downloading now.

Eas195 says:

Ah, sometimes that personal assistant app made me insane. LOL

DJ Keens says:

Nice and quick. Excellent alternative to Siri. Maluuba didn't do it for me. Indigo now has a spot at the top of my Start page.

Jazmac says:

I'm reading the EULA for Indigo.  I hope the relationship between Indigo, thrid party websites that have a free reign in this app and ME don't fall into too much conflict. 
Edit: It doesn't apply to me. I didn't get this from the APPStore. something the EULA continues to refer to. OK, carry on.

drelewis says:

i will never actually use this. meh

GTechQuest says:

This app I awesome!

drelewis says:

how ? give me 10 things it can do that are awesome

dalydose says:

Why bother trying to convince someone who's made up their mind??

drelewis says:

or i maybe I am that stupid i cannot see the use of the app? i am asking for someone to open my eyes.

Josh Harman says:

Meh, you're not important.

LaNiQuE says:

lol I was waiting for this app and yet again no 7.8 version defiantly buying a 720 or 620 soon

WinFan1 says:

i must say im pleasantly surprised. does everything that i need it to do quite flawlessly. even quick on the responses.

fbendotti says:

They are not abandoning WP 7. they just never jumped in ship wp7 users should be ready for an upgrade anyway. L920

Early adopters in Canada can't get an upgrade yet unless the wanna pay through the nose... Damn 3 year terms. I had to pay up cuz my POS HD7 crapped out on me.

I have it. Can't wait to see what it can do. Not going to talk to my phone at the office.

mondokjm says:

I have a cold and it is severely affecting the accuracy. Can't wait until I'm not sick and can actually use this app.

ktl88 says:

Not good for Indians. It rarely understands what I speak. :(

JimiDiGriz says:

Haha, say 'I'm bored'. Excellent.

jayrod213 says:

That's hilarious. She found me videos of cats on YouTube.

Buzz Badillo says:

on your phone, go to the website. www.hello-indigo.com/indigo-for-windows-8. will take you to the store & download can be done from there

Buzz Badillo says:

anyon know how to change the voice? I asked it & told me to go to settings & change it's accent. but can't find it anywhere

Kavu2 says:

The voice can be toggled to male/female thru the WP8 Settings
Settings | System | Speech | Text to Speech voice

GhostITMG says:

Thanks!!  I was wondering about that myself!

Buzz Badillo says:

Thank you, that was easy. =)

Chef316 says:

First app I'm downloading when I get a WP8 device!!!

jMawl says:

The thing figures out my speech pretty well, but the results for my requests are not good. I asked it for the nearest "whole foods", "best buy" and "REI", and it could only find whole foods and then only if I asked the question "correctly". I will try out other uses over the next few days.

Kavu2 says:

Anyone figure out how to add to 'Favourites' ?
It's a mystery.

y2B1323 says:

Am I the only one this app is givin hell???
Can't log in and won't send password reset!!!!

Malron says:

Same here. Worked like charm at first but now doesn't accept my password. Probably an issue with the server or the app itself.

y2B1323 says:

Well glad I'm not alone I guess.

Dadstar0410 says:

How does this compare to Microsoft's TellMe service?

El Squish says:

At the moment this app (like every other personal assistant app) is pretty useless. It rarely can understand the names of my contacts so I can't look up their info, write a text or email, or create a reminder or calendar entry with someone's name in it. Since using WP8's voice recognition directly works fine, indigo needs to get a lot better.

Josh Harman says:

Works good, recognizes contacts names, directions work great, search works, humorous... definitely a beta version though, got a little glitchy at first and is lacking some settings. Much better than maluuba.

Mr_M_Cox says:

Just downloaded Indigo and it is really good so far. It has managed to tell me whats in my calender for next friday, what colour the sky is and many other trivial tasks completed well.
One problem I have found is that if I ask it what someones phone number is, that does exist in my phone book, it registers the name correctly then exits to "desktop".
 
Any one else found this? Hopefully just a early bug that needs iorning out.

mdscj4 says:

Apparently there is already an update for this app in the store? Downloading now, no change log.

elando_16 says:

I just finished downloading the update an hr ago ..I think it was that bug where it crashed while you tried to open the app.
I'm on ATT & it would crash every other time I tried opening it

t.cross says:

Man I want this app for 7.8 =(

Wes Halton says:

Works well but why why why can' t they make these assistants bluetooth friendly so can be used hands free.which is when they are probably most useful  
If I pressbutton on earpiece, phone beeps and waits for command, "Start Indigo"  Phone launches Indigo perfectly  "Yeah " All good so far,  App loads and then the assistant speaks and  says "Hello Wes" , but then there is no ferkin way to ask her to do anything  without pressing the button on the phone !!  If I press earpiece button again all I get is the windows speech recognition app running. so its "Start Indigo .........