Target's Official App Gives Early Look at Nuance's iOS 5 Voice-to-Text Feature
Target recently updated their iOS app. Not a particularly noteworthy occurrence, unless youíre a sophomore in college looking for a cheap futon. However, Target may have accidentally debuted iOS 5ís voice-to-text feature powered by Nuance.
A voice-to-text option added to the shopping list feature in Targetís app caught TheNextWeb
reader DaringFireball's attention. The feature operates almost identically to how leaked information and screens show Nuanceís rumored voice-to-text technology working in iOS 5. Oh and what company is powering Targetís voice-to-text technology? Nuance.
I downloaded Targets new app, and I agree with iDownloadBlog, if this is how well iOS 5ís voice-to-text feature is going to work, sign me up. Itís accurate, fast, and convenient. The feature simply adds a microphone to the keyboard and when a user wants to talk and have text appear on his/her iPhone all they need to do is touch the microphone and talk.
iOS 5 is due out soon, and the Apple leaks are giving the Interwebs a collective heart attack, but this gem found in Targetís new iOS App eases some of the worry that Nuanceís voice-to-text functionality could somehow be lackluster, or non-existent.
If you want to try the voice-to-text feature out yourself Targetís app is free in The App Store.