Nuance expands self-service mobile developer program to Australia



Nuance Communications announced that its
Nuance Mobile Developer Program is continuing its Asia-Pacific expansion to
Australia, with the Dragon Mobile SDK’s language support for Australian English.


The Nuance Mobile Developer Program gives
mobile developers the power to voice-enable virtually any application for iOS
and Android via the self-service website allowing them to quickly and easily
leverage the powerful dictation and voice search capabilities at the core of
the successful Dragon Apps, and Nuance’s trusted Vocalizer text-to-speech


Launched in the US, EMEA, China and now
Australia, the Nuance Mobile Developer Program has signed more than 3,000
developers and has successfully launched dozens of voice-enabled apps globally
for iOS and Android  some in just 30 days or less including Siri, Price
Check by Amazon, Ask for iPhone, Merriam-Webster,, SpeechTrans,
Yellow Pages and AirYell from Avantar, iTranslate from Sonico, Taskmind from
Catalyst, CapnTrans from Keystone Technology, and many others.


The Dragon Mobile SDK is available through
the Nuance Mobile Developer Program for Apple iOS 4.0 (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch)
and for many devices running Android 2.1 and higher.


Beyond Australian English, the SDK
currently supports Mandarin Chinese, US and UK English, European Spanish,
European French, German, Italian and Japanese for dictation and search, with
additional languages to be added through the end of the year.


TTS capabilities exist for more than 35
languages. The Nuance Mobile Developer Program also gives developers instant
access to easy-to-integrate prepackaged wrappers and widgets for rapid
inclusion of voice recognition into their applications, all through a
self-service website.


Developers also have access to an on-line
forum, in English for additional support, a variety of code samples and full


The success of the Nuance Mobile Developer
Program has proven that developers and their consumers love the ability to
quickly and easily interface with applications via voice,” said Jason Stirling,
senior vice president Asia Pacific,


The expansion into Australia is very
exciting for local developers given the depth of talent that exists in this
part of the world and high smartphone penetration in the domestic market. The
Nuance Mobile Developer Program provides Australian developers with an
opportunity to leverage advanced speech technology in support of their own
innovation and global ambition.


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