Maluuba is now a new competitor to Siri, it is a voiced powered “do” engine. Unlike a search engine which just gives you links to webpages, Maluuba gives you the direct result that you can act upon. Maluuba began as a Research Project work by students of University of Waterloo in 2010 and has received a $2 million Series A investment from Samsung Ventures.
Maluuba supports a variety of common tasks including checking the weather, viewing movie showtimes, and finding businesses in your area. Maluuba also helps you stay on track by making many organization tools accessible using voice including reminders, appointments and alarms.
What makes Maluuba so special is that it can you can speak naturally to it. You don’t need to learn any complicated commands or rules, you can just speak to Maluuba like you would with a friend. This makes using your smartphone phone easy, quick, and fun.
Currently it is supporting 18 different domains of understanding – Business Finder (including restaurants and local businesses), General Knowledge queries (facts, figures, science, history, etc.), Navigation/Maps/Transit, Social, Calendar, Email, Weather, Event Search, Movies and theatres, General search, Alarm/Timer/Stopwatch, Reminders, Texts, Calls (both individuals and businesses), Music, Contacts (queries about contacts on the user’s phone), Help (questions about the app) and Flights.
It can connect to services like Wolfram Alpha, Yelp, Facebook, Twitter, Eventful, Foursquare, Google Calendar and Youtube.
As per TechCrunch,
“Maluuba isn’t shy about comparing itself to Siri and as the company’s co-founder Sam Pasupalak told me last week, the team believes that its solution is actually superior to Siri. Maluuba, says Pasupalak, sees it as its mission to make it really easy for you to find what you want. In his view, the next evolution of search has to do away with ten blue links and just allow users to get to “do” as fast as possible.”
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Personal Voice Assistant Maluuba can downloaded from Google Play Store for free. The app requires Android 2.3.3 and above.
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