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Monday, July 25, 2011

KooKoo labs

At Ozonetel, we are constantly working on fun stuff which sometimes makes it to the final KooKoo build. In this post, I will share some example applications which we have been working on which have not yet made it to the final build.

Lately, we have been working a lot on speech and we have built the following applications.

1. Google Places over Voice

Process:Dial 040-30512839 and say things like 'hotels' in 'koramangala'  after beep and it will send SMS with hotels list. It could be anything. What I have given is an example. Of course, Google places should support data you are requesting.
Google places search code without speech can be found here.

2. Voicebuzz: We have added speech transcription to the voice buzz application.


Process: Sync up Facebook with KooKoo by visiting Voicebuzz app in Facebook at http://apps.facebook.com/voicebuzz/?ref=ts. After Sync up, dial 040-30512834 and speak your status. KooKoo will transcribe your voice input to the best of its capabilities and post the text to your wall.


3. Twittervoice: We have added speech transcription to the Twitter voice application.

Process: Sync up Twitter with KooKoo by visiting http://www.kookoo.in/twittervoice/. After Sync up, dial 040-30512845 and speak your status. KooKoo will transcribe your voice input to the best of its capabilities and post the text of the tweet.
You can find the code for twitter voice without speech here.


All the above apps are in a very pre alpha stage and may have some issues. So please bear with us.

Update: We have delayed in releasing the API, as speech is a difficult problem to solve and generally recognition rates are pretty bad, especially on a phone. So we are trying to delay till we have acceptable rates before we release the API, rather than release early and disappoint users.Even now you will find that the recognition rates are not too high but sort of acceptable.Please give us your feedback.