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Speaktoit Assistant

by Speaktoit
Rated: All Ages
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,077 customer reviews)

Price: FREE
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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  • Read the user's contacts data
  • Initiate a phone call without going through the Dialer user interface for the user to confirm the call being placed
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Latest Updates

What's new in version
  • Bugfixes in several places in the app;
  • Tap and hold on the balloon with the answer to share your Assistant's reply with your friends;
  • Complete redesign;
  • Registration lets you save your settings to use on different devices;
  • Uses less battery;
  • Uses less memory;
  • Voice recognition improvements;
  • Bugfixes

Product Details

  • ASIN: B0061SLW7A
  • Release Date: October 31, 2011
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,077 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,162 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Use speech to interface with device
  • Search for information and services
  • Avoid special commands and complex interfaces
  • Speak in everyday language
  • Get maps, search for news, and more

Product Description

Speaktoit Assistant is a virtual buddy for your Android device that uses natural language technology to answer questions, find information, launch apps and connect you with various web services, such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and many others.

The Assistant works with your smartphone to get maps, search for news and images, look up weather reports, convert currency and measurements, send email, and much more.

No need to memorize special commands or complex interfaces - simply speak or type in everyday language and the Assistant will understand and respond with what you need.

Technical Details

Size: 2MB
Developed By: Speaktoit
Application Permissions: ( Help me understand what permissions mean )
  • Read the user's contacts data
  • Initiate a phone call without going through the Dialer user interface for the user to confirm the call being placed
  • Read SMS messages
  • Read the sync settings
  • Discover and pair bluetooth devices
  • Get notified that the operating system has finished booting
  • Access fine (e.g., GPS) location
  • Access coarse (e.g., Cell-ID, Wi-Fi) location
  • Access information about networks
  • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
  • Allows an application to receive messages via Google Cloud Messaging
  • Monitor incoming SMS messages, to record or perform processing on them
  • Send SMS messages
  • Write SMS messages
  • Access the vibration feature
  • Allows sending in-app billing requests and managing in-app billing transactions
  • Broadcast sticky intents
  • Write the sync settings
  • Change Wi-Fi connectivity state
  • Open network sockets
  • Modify global audio settings
  • Connect to paired bluetooth devices
  • Read or write the system settings
Minimum Operating System: Android 2.1
Approximate Download Time: Less than 30 seconds

Customer Reviews

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618 of 666 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT APP! I LOVE IT! June 23, 2012
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I love this application. The first thing you should do is make the following 3 customizations:

1. Say or type "Your name is Julie" and the app will respond to her new name. She will let you know what she thinks about her new name...
2. Say or type "My name is Daddy" and Julie will refer to you as Daddy.
3. Say or type "Change your voice". The 4 voices included in the software are very natural and realistic but it defaults to the system's mechanical "Stephen Hawking" voice. Change it immediately!

What can this app actually DO for you? Well, it allows you to control your Android completely by voice. Ask "Julie" to play your music or videos. Ask for directions to anywhere. Ask for the the time. Ask what's the weather like in Istanbul.

If you say "Julie, list your skills.", she will display a list of many of her abilities. Tap on each one and you will get more details about what she can do for you and how to control her. Those reviewers who wanted a manual just weren't smart enough to ask her what she can do! 8) It only took me about 5 minutes to set her name, my name, change her voice, customize her appearance and master her command list.

Need to find a picture of anything on the web, say "Show me a duck-billed platypus" and she will do a Google Image Search.

She can dial phone numbers and send text messages for you. No need to scroll through your contact list or remember phone numbers. Say "Text Jim" and she is ready to send a text.

Ready for some Angry Birds Space action? Well, just ask her to open the game! She can open apps & games.
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41 of 45 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Seems like a good Siri alternative! November 4, 2012
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I have the version for the Kindle Fire HD.

One caveat: To really get the most out of this app, you need to download Google Voice Search. It's not available in the Amazon Appstore, but there are places online you can get it. Without this component, you'll have to type in everything you ask the assistant.

You can ask it what the weather will be like tomorrow. You can ask it to play a song. You can ask it to find you the nearest pizza. And of course, you can ask it directions. (That last one it does with varying degrees of accuracy, depending on how you describe where you want to go.) There are a host of other things you can ask it to do for you. You can find them all in the instructions.

You can change what the assistant's avatar looks like, and even its name. It downloads the new appearance and remembers whatever name you give it.

One caveat (and the reason it doesn't get 5 stars from me): It doesn't integrate well into some of the Kndle Fire's apps. E.g., you can ask it to play from any music you have in the Google Play Music app, but it won't play music in the Amazon music app. Similarly, there's no way (that I've found, anyway) to tell it to open a Kindle book for you.
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285 of 342 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Kindle Fire HD November 2, 2012
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I would live to be able to use this app as it was designed. However the kindle fire hd does not come with voice recognition software and it seems it can only downloaded from the google play store which in turn is not available to kindle fire users. Hoping that this can be fixed soon.
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372 of 452 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars doesn't work with Kindle Fire HD November 14, 2012
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As has been pointed out already, it does not work with the Kindle Fire HD. It isn't because there's not mic, though, it is because you need a voice recognition app - Google Voice Search is recommended, and although it's out there, to use Google Play requires rooting the Kindle the last time I looked, and I'm not going to do that while mine is still in warranty.
If someone knows another workaround, I would welcome it. However, it seems very strange to me that Amazon doesn't provide that functionality right out of the box. I actually think Amazon deserves this one star review more than the app developer.
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110 of 133 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great app kind of like Siri for iPhone November 11, 2011
By Chili70
This app is great it can do so many things , seems to be getting better every day , developer was very responsive to questions.
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78 of 96 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars My Kindle Fire Has a Little Personality November 23, 2011
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The Speaktoit digital assistant provides the same voice enabled search capabilities that the Android OS has always enjoyed, but now there's a customizeable face to place with the info. Though not yet as data rich as Siri on iOS, it does do most of the same tasks. Regular updates from the developer ensures that Speaktoit will only get better.

Alas, the voice limitations on the Kindle Fire take out some of the magic. I'd like to use SVOX voices which are more natural sounding, but they currently aren't available in the Amazon App Store (though the SVOX Classic engine is). Even if they were, there's no way to change voice engines on the Kindle Fire. Also, the Kindle Fire has no microphone, so instead of speaking to Speaktoit, you have to type. I have this app on my Android phone where it works excellently.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Really siri February 1, 2012
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It works OK on the kindle fire but you can't speak so have to type. This app is like Siri. Type in "your name is.
---- to change its name.

Flaws: it repeats a lot, sometimes it doesn't understand you,and it can't really do a lot of things

Otherwise, this is a really cool and fun app. you should try it. very helpful and fun.
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How to get the Speaktoit Assistant aap to work with the KindleFire HD...
Thank you for your post. I have sent an email to the developer and we'll see what comes back! If they have a "fix" I will post it here. Meanwhile, I love the fact that your post enabled me to have it work (even with the female voice). Thanks again for your assistance.
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