The team at Dexetra.com, led by Narayan Babu, built a Siri-like clone for Android in just 8 hours during a hackathon. It uses Android’s built in speech-to-text functions to understand the questions and allows you to search on various subjects including conversions, art, literature, history, and biology.
When we started seeing results, everyone got excited and started a high speed coding race. In no time, we added Voice input, Text-to-speech, also a lot of hueristic humor into Iris. Not until late evening we decided on the name “iris.”, which would be Siri in reverse. And we also reverse engineered a crazy expansion – Intelligent Rival Imitator of Siri. We were still in the fun mode, but when we started using it the results were actually good, really good.
Iris will soon be available at the Android Marketplace.