Android Apps

Vlingo and Foursqure launch voice-based check-ins, networking

September 2, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka



Vlingo is a great Android 2.0+ application that facilitates voice-based search and speech-to-text entry. Android fans can now add check-ins to that list as Vlingo has partnered with Foursquare to announce a user’s location or find their friends with only a tap.

Vlingo now includes support to check-in to a location using its voice-activated commands. Someone can launch Vlingo and say, “Check in to Golden Gate Bridge” and the app will bring up that location. That person could then add a shout using the standard speech-to-text feature. They can also find friends by saying “Where are my friends” to see recent check-ins.

Also included in the new version is the ability to make status updates on multiple networks. Add in the features that already made the app great, and Vlingo’s on to something pretty cool.

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