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Windows Phone Gets Siri Clone

    January 3, 2012
    Shaylin Clark
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It seems that Android users are not alone in wanting to bring Siri to their devices. While Windows Phone users have built-in voice search capabilities – Bing Voice – the platform does not have anything like the functionality Apple brought to the iPhone 4S with Siri.

A new app in the Windows Phone Marketplace aims to change that. Developed by Shai Leib, Ask Ziggy is a free (and ad free) app designed to provide Windows Phone users with a Siri-like app for their own phones. The app – which deserves bonus points for the apparent Quantum Leap reference – has been generally well-received, with a 3.5 star rating (out of 5) in the Windows Phone Marketplace.

The app allows users to perform a variety of tasks, from finding movie trivia and stock quotes to checking weather and doing basic math. A video from the developer’s website is embedded below. Check it out and let us know what you think in the comments.

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  • Drew H.

    FYI, Android had voice commands LONG before the iPhone 4S.

    • http://www.ientry.com/ Shaylin Clark

      That’s absolutely true, but Android doesn’t have anything like Siri. Siri’s not perfect, but it’s a pretty big step in voice recognition technology. Besides, technically the iPhone has had Siri for a few years now: the original Siri app first popped up in the App Store in 2009 or 2010, if I recall correctly.