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This article was published on November 18, 2008

Google iPhone Voice Search Results?


Google iPhone Voice Search Results?
Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten
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Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten

Founder & board member, TNW

Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and pr.co. Boris is very active on Twitter as @Boris and Instagram: @Boris.

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“:

Google Voice: "What is the temperature in Singapore" Google Voice: "Patrick de Laive" Google Voice: "Cappuchino in Amsterdam"

Google Voice: "All your base are belong to us" Google Voice: "Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten"

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