Chrome’s new “Speak to Search” option
Posted by pratyushkp
Google chrome earlier had developed a software that allowed the users to talk to the browser via HTML5 code. Now, a team has come up with an extension of this software that allows this software to be used in search boxes across the web.
The extension, called “Speechify”, was developed by the Dugley Labs. Now many of the search engines display a small microphone icon right next to their search boxes. This icon when clicked allows users to “speak” what u wanted to search. Google, Bing, Youtube, Hulu are some of the sites that support this.
It is working pretty well as of now and returns exact searches for songs or sites or videos. Though there are minor hitches and glitches, like in some sites the microphone feature doesn’t work although it shows and in others it is shown at weird places like the title bar but it still works. But it works the best with Google and the Instant as it allows the users to search without using the keyboard.
This kind of feature has been used in mobiles before but to see it work on the web is interesting. As of now Chrome 11 beta supports it bu tit is expected to soon move to other builds too.
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- Why Use Chrome’s Speech Input API When You Can Speechify? (thechromesource.com)
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Posted on April 9, 2011, in Social, Technology and tagged Application programming interface, bing, browser, google, google chrome, Hulu, Web search engine, youtube. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.