I love speech to text enabled apps and Ask.com has kicked off 2008 with a very cool new mobile offering in their voice-enabled driving directions. The app receives input from your voice commands, simply enter a start and end location and then the directions are pushed to your mobile via SMS... nice! Some features as listed by Ask.com:
Click to Speak builds on the award-winning(2) features of Ask.com Mobile:
-- Unique Interface for Streamlined Searching: Designed to minimize thumb
strokes, the Ask.com Mobile home page offers links to key mobile
categories, making it easier to navigate to relevant results.
-- Instinctive Tools: Including Smart Answers, which provide shortcuts to
answers and tools at the top of the search results page and Zoom Related
Search, which provides conceptually-related suggestions to narrow or
-- Platform Independent: Ask.com Mobile works on any mobile web browser so
consumers don't have to worry about which carrier they are signed up with
or which mobile device they have.
-- Nothing to Download: Ask.com Mobile does not require a download to get
visit m.ask.com on your mobile
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