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[TC] Iris Is (sort of) the Siri for Android

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While voice control has been part of Android since the dawn of time, Siri came along and ruined the fun with its superior search and understanding capabilities. However, an industrious team of folks from Dexetra.com, led by Narayan Babu, built a Siri-alike in just 8 hours during a hackathon.

Iris allows you to search on various subjects including conversions, art, literature, history, and biology. You can ask it “What is a fish?” and it will reply with a paragraph from Wikipedia focusing on our finned friends.

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source: http://techcrunch.com/2011/10/17/iris-is-sort-of-siri-for-android/?utm_source=pulsenews&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29

coolest thing is the finished the app (alpha version) within 8 hours biggrin.gif

IRIS stands for Intelligent Rival Imitator of Siri
IRIS is also the opposite of SIRI biggrin.gif

looking forward to this app!
you can download the beta from the source (link from source)
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GREAT NAMING SCHEME!!!!!!!!!!

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Any word on what Apple are sueing them for?
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Iris..... I wonder what that is spelled backwards?
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they'll get sued to oblivion. Apple's probably patented some of those answers, especially the chicken one
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Didn't apple patent asking phone for anything?
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the app is ok~ as a beta-ish

takes too long to get a reply though
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they'll get sued to oblivion. Apple's probably patented some of those answers, especially the chicken one

I guess that's supposed to be a joke, but yeah. All of the answers are from wikipedia.

It uses googles voice recognition so they're not going to get sued at all. Google might, but there's little chance they'll target the developers of an unfinished app.
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Nice! Good job! Downloading now. Getting excited for this.
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