Yahoo Upgrades iPhone App for Voice Search
Yahoo upgraded its Yahoo Mobile for iPhone App to include a voice search capability. Users can speak into their device in order to activate a oneSearch query, pulling in results for everything from restaurant addresses to movie times. Yahoo is competing fiercely in the mobile space against Google and other big-name rivals.Yahoo has integrated a voice-search capability into its Yahoo Mobile for iPhone App, allowing users to search by speech for everything from restaurant listings to movie times. The voice search feature can be activated by pressing the "Press + Speak" bar on the App's screen. A red bar will appear with the words, "Listening...Tap when done." Once tapped, the button then turns blue as the system digests the query, and then produces a result.
Yahoo originally announced at 2009 CTIA Wireless in Las Vegas that it would be debuting a Yahoo Mobile Application for Apple's iPhone in eight countries. The company has been moving aggressively into the mobile-device space, with Yahoo Mobile for the Web now available on more than 300 handheld devices with HTML-enabled browsers.