Enterprise Mobility: Google Mobile App for iPhone Brings Voice Search

 
 
By eWEEK Labs  |  Posted 2008-11-19
 
 
 

Google Mobile App for iPhone Brings Voice Search

Google Mobile App for iPhone Brings Voice Searchby eWEEK Labs

Google Mobile App for iPhone Brings Voice Search

Google Voice Search

Google Mobile App for iPhone integrates voice search, which can be activated by pressing the microphone symbol on-screen—or simply moving the phone to your ear and waiting for the tone.

Google Voice Search

Intro Video

The application leads users immediately to a YouTube video that shows how to use the new features.

Intro Video

Voice Processing

The application visually and audibly prompts the user to begin speaking, then processes speech into text, letting users know if they need to try again.

Voice Processing

Localized Findings

The Google Mobile App asks for permission to detect the user's location, then shows relevant local results for the search.

Localized Findings

Hit or Miss

Speech recognition was pretty good with natural language, but hit or miss with proper names. Missed here were "Agito Networks" and "eWEEK Magazine."

Hit or Miss

Links to Google Apps

Google Mobile App for iPhone includes links to many other Google services, including YouTube and the ever-useful Google Maps. This allowed me to only keep the Google App icon on the main screen tool bar for quick access.

Links to Google Apps

Settings

From the Settings tab, I could easily turn off voice searches.

Settings

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