PHOTO - (From left) Heath Wilson, enterprise marketing manager, Australia & New Zealand; and Koh Chee Keong, sales engineering manager, Nuance Communications, ASEAN, revealed the Bahasa Malaysia enabled Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search apps.
Voice and language solutions provider Nuance Communications has introduced Bahasa Malaysia as one of the languages in its Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search apps for iOS (Apple) devices.
Nuance Communications senior vice president, Asia Pacific, Jason Stirling, said this move allows Malaysians to e-mail, SMS, type and search in Bahasa Malaysia by speaking into their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
"We are thrilled to expand Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search into Malaysia's multicultural and multilingual community," said Stirling. "Voice-enabled mobile devices have become increasingly influential across the world, and with both Dragon apps able to recognise local accents and dialects, Malaysians now have an effortless form of texting, emailing, updating social media and making mobile Web searches at up to five times faster than typing."
"Dragon Dictation is iOS-5 compatible and features a pop-up toolbar with app icons for easy access to e-mail and text message apps, Facebook or Twitter status bars, or the clipboard. Dragon Dictation also comes with a convenient Auto Save function that retains dictated text when the user is interrupted by an incoming phone call," he said.
Both apps are available through the Apple App Store in Malaysia, Stirling added. "Dragon Search allowed users to make search queries 'within seconds across multiple channels all at once, including Google, Yahoo!, Wikipedia, iTunes, YouTube and Twitter, without having to leave the app.'
Nuance has rolled out the Dragon apps across 35 countries, localising them for consumers to conduct searches while on-the-go and to communicate with others. When introduced in the US Apple App Store in December 2009, Dragon Dictation became the top downloaded app and was ranked as a number one in the Business Productivity category.
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