Since we launched Vlingo 1.0 in June of 2008 as a free application, we’ve been literally overwhelmed with demand. What really started as an experiment to see if people would use a “voice user interface” to control all the applications on a mobile phone has become the most popular mobile voice app in the world! Given this response, we had to decide between maintaining the project as an experiment or invest deeply to keep developing a better voice user interface.
Today we’re announcing that we’ve chosen the latter path and have made significant investment to bring out Vlingo 3.0 with a great deal of new functionality including hands free support. This also means that we had to make the business decision to charge for some of this enhanced functionality. The full feature set will be available for a fee, but we will continue our tradition of offering most of the functionality as a free version of the best speech recognition software in the mobile industry. The free version of Vlingo 3.0 includes everything except the full ability to send text and email messages. See the matrix below.
Now…what can you do with Vlingo? Below is a matrix to help you see the functionality between both offerings.
And we have good news for existing users: if you already have Vlingo 2.0, you can keep using Vlingo 2.0 for free for the life of your device. Of course, if you want to stay on Vlingo 2.0, you’ll miss the new hands-free features. But it’s up to you!”
As always, we will continue to post news, tips & tricks on the Vlingo blog and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/Vlingo. We want your feedback. Let us know what you think!
-Erin Keleher, Senior Marketing Communications Manager, Vlingo