Evi: Siri Competitor Comes To iOS And Android

    January 23, 2012
    Shaylin Clark
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Ever since the iPhone 4S launched last October, owners of other devices – including older iPhones – have been drooling over Siri, the 4S’s integrated voice-activated assistant. The iPhone’s “killer app” has prompted quite a bit of imitation and a few outright ripoffs. At the end of last year we brought you a story about Speerit, an Android app that egregiously copies nearly everything about Siri except the name. At the beginning of this year, a similar app, Siri For Android, was pulled from the App Market. Meanwhile, there are also legitimate apps that offer Siri-like functionality, including at least one for the Windows Phone operating system.

Most of these apps have one thing in common (apart from imitating Siri’s functionality): they are only available for non-iOS phones. To date there are precious few iOS apps that bring Siri-like functionality to non-iPhone 4S devices. Now, however, there is a new app that promises to do just that. Evi is a personal assistant app billed as “revolutionary artificial intelligence here to help with all of your everyday information needs.” Promising plain English search (like Siri), Evi offers to help you look up just about anything. Options include location-based searches, trivia, and a wide array of others.

Evi is available for both iOS and Android. The iOS app is compatible with iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches running iOS 4.0 or later, however it is not a universal app, which means it will display as an iPhone app when run on the iPad. The Android version is free, while the iOS version is $0.99. Check it out and let us know what you think in the comments.

Evi for iOS

Evi for Android

  • dledit

    Not sure if it’s overloaded or not working but it I downloaded android version and it keeps telling me it can’t connect to it’s servers.

  • Alyssa Steve

    Err another Siri spood :@ ehh i would recommend myBantu because of technology of its own! Check out this much better than these crap apps !

    • Alyssa Steve

      Another Siri spoof:@

      • Ross lewis

        Thanks Alyssa myBantu functions much better than Siri omg i just found Siri for my Android :) wow Thanks for the Link !

  • Ross lewis

    Thanks Alyssa myBantu functions much better than Siri omg i just found Siri for my Android wow Thanks for the Link !

  • Martin

    For iOS, an alternative is ‘Voice Ask’, which builds on the same knowledge base as Evi, but was launched some weeks ago and has been updated since.

  • http://www.voiceask.com shyjuproxy

    Evi shows a lot of promise but at the moment it is not performing. For an alternative that works on the same knowledge base as Evi, try out ‘Voice Ask’, which has been available for some time and is constantly being improved. See voiceask.com

    See also ‘Voice Ask’, an app that offers a Siri alternative on the same basis as Evi. It also works on any iPhone, iPad, or Android device. See voiceask.com

    Evi is following in the footsteps of ‘Voice Ask’, which has been in the store for some time and has outgrown some of the initial issues that are now plaguing Evi. Check out voiceask.com

  • Bacatcha

    VoiceAsk also repeatedly has “server overload” response.Very frustrating.