Getfugu Picks Nuance to Expand Voice Recognition, IVR System Interface
March 30, 2010
By Jai C.S., TMCnet Contributor
Getfugu, Inc., a developer of next generation mobile search tool, has extended its relationship with Nuance (News - Alert) Communications, Inc., a multinational computer software technology corporation, headquartered in Burlington and a provider of speech and imaging solutions, in efforts to improve its voice recognition, or IVR system.
Nuance has been enabling Getfugu’s voice recognition interface, and with this current agreement, Getfugu will now be able to enlarge its reach and meet the increasing numbers of global consumers who are downloading its singular ‘See it,’ ‘Say it’ and ‘Get It,’ Augmented Reality Links, or “ARL,” and Voice Recognition Links, or “VRL,” which gives consumers a direct connection to the Web.
“We are launching the keyword sales for local businesses and growing so quickly that we had to re-assess our business and re-engage Nuance in order to meet this new surge,” said Rich Jenkins, co-founder and head of business development at Getfugu. “Our standard ARL/VRL package includes the name of the business and logo of the business.”
“For the consumer, it’s a great way to find services right around them. For the small business, Keyword sales are a great way to drive revenue, because consumers that wouldn’t be aware of Joe’s can capture new business. On the Getfugu side, this is an opportunity to drive more revenue from existing customers,” Jenkins added.
In addition, Jenkins said in a recent release that Nuance is the best in class for voice recognition incorporating Getfugu’s type of application and provides Getfugu with the ultimate speech recognition engine. Through the newly appointed sales channels, including 2,000 sales agents at Salesconx (News - Alert), the company’s newly appointed partnerships, such as with Texas Instruments, and its 100,000 download milestone, Getfugu is ready for an exciting and dynamic future.
Getfugu also unveiled its new application with a Logo Drive Campaign at the CTIA (News - Alert) 2010 Wireless Trade Show.
Jai C.S. is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jai's articles, please visit his columnist page.
Edited by Kelly McGuire