1. Jerry-O's Avatar
    So I have been playing with iris a little and had high hopes after using Siri on my friends iphone and I have been very disappointed. It seems to be more like chatbot with a tude than a helpful tool.

    I asked where I should go to lunch today and it told me I should stop being selfish and thing of poor hungry people first. I was hoping to get a list of local restaurants.

    I asked where I can order a pizza and it told me to do a web search and look it up. I was hoping for a list of pizza places close to me.

    I asked where a good Chinese restaurant is and it told me "right where it should be"

    I do appreciate wise *** humor but I was hoping for something a little more useful.

    What experiences has everyone else had with iris? Does it do anything useful or just talk smack?
    10-28-2011 12:03 PM
  2. joggy's Avatar
    While I haven't tried Iris, another app that's coming along nicely is Speaktoit Assistant. Frequent updates make this one to watch imo.
    10-28-2011 12:51 PM
  3. Verdes8891's Avatar
    So far it has done well with calling and texting stuff like that. But it is only in an alpha stage of the app. Not even close to being finished. I will wait to pass full judgement on it once it is finished.
    10-28-2011 01:44 PM
  4. RUSH's Avatar
    The repeated response to my command is driving me crazy. Clearly this application isn't ready to be used not even in beta stage. I'll stick to Google.
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    10-28-2011 05:10 PM
  5. Xopher's Avatar
    Voice Actions also seems to work well. I've been using that one for almost a year and it seems to respond better than other ones I've tried. Ask for the nearest pizza place and it open Google Maps and searches for you.
    10-28-2011 05:43 PM
  6. Jerry-O's Avatar
    The repeated response to my command is driving me crazy. Clearly this application isn't ready to be used not even in beta stage. I'll stick to Google.
    You can turn that off in the settings.

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    10-30-2011 08:57 PM
  7. cadzilla74's Avatar
    SpeakToIt works pretty well for me on my TBolt. It gets updates pretty frequently. It works as advertised. I'm hoping for some expanded functionality but if you don't wander too far off the reservation it is actually pretty useful. Go outside its comfort zone and you get the "I'm not sure how to do that yet" message. It also works with SVOX and Loquendo TTS voices so you're not stuck with the stock Pico TTS voice.
    10-31-2011 08:23 PM
  8. Midnight_Ninja's Avatar
    Like said above Iris is still alpha. Apparently the developer made it in 8 hours. Although I cant speak to it value yet(waiting for it to be completed), I think it shows promise. I would try speaktoit. In my opinion, speaktoit is the best one around right now.
    11-01-2011 03:50 PM
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