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Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced that its successful NDEV Mobile developer program now supports 11 additional languages for voice recognition across the Middle East, Europe and Asia, including, Arabic, Hungarian, Finnish, Czech, Romanian, Turkish, Greek, Malay, Slovak, Indonesian and Vietnamese. NDEV Mobile brings the power of Nuance’s Dragon speech platform to mobile developers worldwide via the Dragon Mobile SDK, offering broad language coverage and high-quality support for top mobile app developers supporting the iOS, Android, and Windows Phone 7 platforms.
Consumer demand for voice-enabled mobile apps has continued to fuel NDEV Mobile’s success, now with nearly 12,000 developers participating in the program. And with the availability of over 30 languages for voice recognition and text-to-speech, NDEV Mobile is empowering developers to bring exciting new voice capabilities to even more people in more markets worldwide. Now available are ten new voice recognition languages for dictation and search, the program is also adding text-to-speech support for Czech, Finnish, Hungarian and Brazilian Portuguese.
“NDEV Mobile’s success rests in its ability to give app developers large and small instant access to Nuance’s advanced Dragon cloud-based voice SDK,” said Michael Thompson, executive vice president and general manager, Nuance Mobile. “Nuance’s Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search apps have already experienced incredible success across emerging regions, demonstrating clear demand from consumers all over the world for the powerful voice capabilities – and now we’re enabling the rich mobile ecosystem of developers globally to deliver that same experience.”
Featuring three services tiers – Silver, Gold and Emerald – NDEV Mobile gives developers flexibility in how they leverage Dragon in their applications, delivering choice in capabilities, platforms, customization, and support. Top brands in lifestyle, food, retail, finance, gaming, message dictation, social and web browsing applications have also leveraged the power of Dragon, including Kraft iFood Assistant, Coupons.com’s Grocery iQ, Price Check by Amazon, Ask for iPhone, Merriam-Webster, Dictionary.com, E*TRADE, SayHi Translate, OnStar RemoteLink, Bon’App, SnapGuide, Dolphin Sonar, Grainger, Sonico iTranslate and many others.