Nuance Powers Voice Search in Grainger’s Mobile App for iOS and Android
Grainger Integrates Dragon Mobile SDK, Enabling Consumers to Quickly and Easily Find and Access Graingers 900,000 Maintenance, Repair and Operating Products Just by Speaking
BURLINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Nuance Communications, Inc. (NUAN) today announced that its Dragon voice recognition technology is powering the voice search feature for Graingers new mobile app for iOS and Android devices. Grainger, North Americas leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products, integrated Nuances voice recognition via the Dragon Mobile SDK as part of the NDEV Mobile developer program.
Graingers mobile app offers customers access to the companys more than 900,000 products, making it even easier for MRO professionals to search for products, check product availability and quickly order products while on the go. By integrating Nuances Dragon voice recognition, Grainger customers can quickly and easily search Graingers diverse products to find exactly what they need, when and where they need it.
We find that many people work away from their desks. By allowing these customers access to Graingers products anytime and anywhere, Graingers mobile technology helps them work more efficiently, said Geoffrey Robertson, Grainger Vice President of eCommerce Strategy and Planning. With voice search, we are offering our customers another option to quickly find the product they need.
The mobile user experience must be about usability and convenience, said Matt Revis, vice president and general manager, handset business, Nuance Mobile. The NDEV Mobile developer program gives Grainger the ability to further differentiate their unique mobile experience with the power and productivity made possible by Dragon.
Nuances Dragon Mobile SDK, available as part of the NDEV Mobile developer program, lets developers rapidly bring voice-enabled apps to market with access to Nuances powerful Dragon voice recognition and text-to-speech technology for any application on Android, iOS, Windows Phone 7, and virtually any platform via an HTTP Web services interface. The Dragon Mobile SDK powers the voice recognition and text-to-speech capabilities of some of the most popular apps on the market, including Kraft Foods iFood Assistant, Ask for iPhone, Merriam-Webster, Dictionary.com, OnStar RemoteLink, iTranslate, BonApp, Snapguide, Coupons.com Incorporateds Grocery iQ, PlaySay and more.
About Nuance Communications, Inc.
Nuance Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuances proven applications. For more information, please visit www.nuance.com.
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