Earlier today Zee announced the availability of the Google Voice Search app and said “I also tried searching “the next web” and it worked perfectly!”. Turns out it isn’t a new app but just an added feature to their existing Google iPhone app. Update it now if you don’t have it yet.
This morning I upgraded my iPhone Google tools too and started testing Voice Search on my way to the office. They say it works best with a North American accent which I clearly don’t have. During testing I found out that it works best if you clearly separate the words and speak slowly. nevertheless, not all results are what you expect them to be:
I searched for “What is the temperature in Singapore” and got back “What is the temperature in Singapore Kenny“. Who is Kenny and where did he come from? I searched for “Patrick de Laive” and got back “60 s“. Right? “All your base are belong to us” gave me “boy or a base belong to us” and I know I have a difficult name so I tried this one too “Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten“. Google swallowed, choked and threw up this: “when he was a salesperson“. Ah, I need a “Cappuccino in Amsterdam” after all this searching. What do you say? You need “Cupertino Emster Dam“: