Guest Post by Namit Gupta

Operating mobile phones with voice instruction is not a new concept. Voice recognition technology has been around for a long time now. Several phones out there have the feature to accept general instructions in voice. But none of them can be as effective and accurate as Vlingo.

Vlingo is a popular free mobile phone application. It intelligently listens to what you say and does accordingly. Its speech to text technology is fast and very accurate. You can use various voice commands to instruct the app to perform different tasks.

Using Vlingo, you could give instructions with your voice commands to call any person either from your mobile phone book or even by dictating the mobile number, dictate and send text messages, update status on Facebook and Twitter, open other applications, send emails, search Google, find/call local businesses, book hotels, movies, restaurants and much more. Following are some examples of Voice Commands you could use with Vlingo:

Connect with friends and family…

“Where are my friends?”
“Update Facebook status; Headed to New York for the weekend!”
“Call Mom”
“Text Laura; Want to see a movie tonight?”
“Email John; Subject, Running Late; Message, John, I’ll be 10 minutes late for the meeting.”

Find businesses and things to do…

“Call plumber”
“Find a sushi restaurant”
“Movie times in Boston”
“Beachfront hotels in Miami”
“Call Best Buy”

And navigate through your daily life…

“What does poison ivy look like?”
“Get directions to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave”
“Open alarm clock”

Vlingo is available on most of the BlackBerry phones, Apple’s iPhone, iPod Touch, Android phones that run OS 2.0 or higher, Nokia phones and selected Windows Mobile devices.

Vlingo recently came up with InCar feature, its one and the only way to completely hands-free operate your mobile phone while driving. For using this feature properly you must be connected with a vlingo supported Bluetooth device or wired headset. Open the Incar application on your phone. The application silently runs in background and only activates on hearing “Hey Vlingo” and then starts listening to your voice commands. Watch the video below to know more:

I have been using Vlingo on my Android Phone HTC Wildfire for a week now, the app is working very well. Accepts all the voice instructions very accurately. Vlingo has been downloaded more than 500,000 times from android market. This huge number speaks by itself about the popularity and utility of this app. Check out video below to see it working live on Android.

Try Vlingo today! Search for Vlingo in your phone’s app market and download it to get an all new experience of operating your mobile phone with voice commands. If you are unable to find the application in the app market go to Vlingo official website and search for whether its available for your phone or not.

This is a guest post by Namit Gupta who is an UG Student and a hardcore technology lover who is always interested in learning and sharing something new and interesting with others. His main focus lies in the web technology and is striving to make a fortune on Internet. He blogs about technology tips and tricks at TheitechBlog.

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10 thoughts on “Operate Your Mobile Phone with Voice Instructions

  1. Only problem is it does not “always listen”. You do have to press a button on the left or right to activate. My Garmin always listens for a voic command.

  2. I want to add voice commands to mobile phones to help disabled people. The objective is to stimulate a bluetooth signal without pressing buttons. Any ideas, please?

  3. Vlingo will work exclusively by voice in the InCar mode by using a wakeup command saying “Hey Vingo”. This is found in the InCar settings. This will work with a bluetooth headset. I am currently investigating which headsets are compatible and will work well with this technology. Vlingo works surprisingly well for calls and is ok for short text messages, but is not so inteligent on long sentences used in emails. Their web site says that it will learn and improve over time. Practice, practice, practice or maybe it should be patience, patience patience. This technology will inevitably improve over time with the integration of artificial inteligence to improve its learning capabilities. One day we will talk to our phone and it will talk back to us. There’s an intesting thought.

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