BURLINGTON, Mass.–()–Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced that its NDEV Mobile developer program is continuing its expansion across Europe and today, into Russia, supporting speech-to-text and text-to-speech for the Russian language. Launched in January and 6,000 developers strong, NDEV Mobile makes it easier than ever for developers to take advantage of Nuance’s renowned Dragon Mobile SDK to voice-enable iOS, Android and Windows Phone 7 apps with the power of Dragon.
“We’ve designed NDEV Mobile to be as hands-on or hands-off as developers need it to be – all without compromising the quality of our renowned Dragon voice technology. And it’s only getting better as we continue to roll out the program in more regions with more languages around the world.”
On the heels of its expansion into Denmark, Portugal and Poland, NDEV Mobile’s launch in Russia with support for Russian marks the 21st language in the Dragon Mobile SDK voice-to-text portfolio, with more than 30 for text-to-speech.
“NDEV Mobile has received a tremendous response in Europe, with its robust cloud-based language support and incredibly easy integration,” said Michael Thompson, senior vice president and general manager, Nuance Mobile. “We’ve designed NDEV Mobile to be as hands-on or hands-off as developers need it to be – all without compromising the quality of our renowned Dragon voice technology. And it’s only getting better as we continue to roll out the program in more regions with more languages around the world.”
NDEV Mobile has voice-enabled some of the market’s most popular apps, including Price Check by Amazon, Ask for iPhone, Merriam-Webster, Dictionary.com, RemoteLink from OnStar, SpeechTrans, Yellow Pages and AirYell from Avantar, iTranslate, Taskmind, SayHi Translate, Vocre, Bon’App, Shopping List from Recipes.com, and many others.
NDEV Mobile offers three service tiers that enable developers great flexibility in how they voice-enable applications:
- NDEV Silver: NDEV Silver Services provide Android, Windows Phone 7 and iOS app developers with the ability to deploy their apps for free with the accuracy and reliability that only Nuance can provide. Developers will also have free access to Nuance’s connected text-to-speech (TTS) capabilities in over 30 languages, bringing natural sounding read back of text in the cloud. Further, NDEV Silver members get access to Bluetooth use cases and hands-free voice applications.
NDEV Silver Services members have access to the world’s highest quality speech recognition technology for both general dictation and search. Additionally, the Dragon Mobile Developer Center provides a centralized resource for speech information and expertise including on-line forums, code samples, and full documentation.
- NDEV Gold: NDEV Gold Services offer access to SSL data encryption, more deployment flexibility and enhanced support. In addition to iOS, Android, and Windows Phone 7, Gold Services members can take advantage of Nuance’s HTTP web service interface, which extends the power of Dragon to any mobile device while giving developers greater control over the user interface.
NDEV Gold Services members’ applications can take advantage of SSL for encrypted data transmission, as well as open access to analytics tools that will help them maximize the impact and effectiveness of the voice experience their app delivers. Further, Gold Services members have access to one-on-one Nuance assistance in addition to the NDEV Mobile online community resources.
- NDEV Emerald: NDEV Emerald Services are designed to meet the unique needs of NDEV Mobile community members looking for a truly differentiated speech experience on their apps. NDEV Emerald members have an array of customization and service options that bring Nuance’s extensive speech expertise and service capabilities to a diverse developer base – ranging from start-ups to wireless carriers, OEMs, and large enterprises. Emerald Services include custom vocabularies and grammars, user experience consulting, speech integration, advanced text-to-speech, high-availability deployment, and unmatched Nuance support – pre and post deployment, including dedicated account management resources.
The Dragon Mobile SDK is available for iOS 4.0 and 5.0 (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch), Android 2.1 and higher, Windows Phone 7.1, and via an HTTP web services interface. For more information about the NDEV Silver, Gold, and Emerald Services, please visit the NDEV Mobile developer portal at www.ndevmobile.com.
Dragon has long been a leading speech recognition application on the desktop, used by millions of people around the world. Nuance has launched an array of Dragon applications across a variety of mobile platforms including iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7, and more.
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