Iris - Siri for the Rest of Us
But with the release of the iPhone 4s and its Siri utility, Indian softwere company Dextera took on the the challenge of creating a passable alternative for the more popular Android platform. In an eight-hour coding frenzy, they came up with Iris. (That's eight whole hours.)
Now, Iris is in no way up to the task of challenging Siri - yet. The program is still in alpha development, however, Dextera has been releasing regular updates, and the program has been getting a lot of buzz in tech media and blog circles. I couldn't resist dowloading, and giving it the most basic of commands.
|I see the resemblance|
From what I understand, Siri can use some of the iOS productivity tools, but is still struggling with the hardware integration. Iris is in the same boat, it seems. But I have no doubt that as this segment develops, we are on the way to having phones that do what we say, with a little wit tossed in. Just to make things more interesting.
Oh, and if you haven't figured it out yet, Iris is Siri spelled backwards.