Mobile Commerce Minute Episode #344:
The original killer application for mobile phones was, well, voice communications. For the first time ever, we weren’t tied to a specific location to be reached. This was a revolution and a revelation for businesses and parents with teenagers. Somewhere along the line, voice has taken a backseat as the primary means of communications for the smart devices we carry today. Voice hasn’t gone away, rather the function has changed dramatically. As you’ll see in this episode, voice has shifted from person-to-person to person-to-computer as it tries to bridge the limitations of our small screens and big fingers as an important input mechanism.
Whether you’ve used the likes of Siri or not, voice will play an important role in the near and long-term future of mobile and companies like Nuance are at the forefront of the voice tech shift that is happening.