Say Where, the first speech-recognition application for iPhone, launched Monday. My thoughts after some testing can be summed up as concisely as, "Thank God it's here," "It's pretty cool" and "It's free, so you should definitely try it."
A common complaint about iPhone has been the handset's lack of speech-recognition capabilities. Despite iPhone's versatility, the phone can't recognize voice commands to dial a contact, for example. To be clear, Say Where doesn't enable iPhone to translate speech into text messaging or dialing a contact, but it's a step in that direction: The app recognizes voice commands for Google Maps, Yelp, Traffic or Yellow Page queries. [click heading for more]
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