Mobile Monday – Feb. 7th – Dragon Voice Apps

We are back and Hopping for 2011 with our first event scheduled to explore the latest voice tools for apps – complete with fantastic food & beverages – full details below. Mark your calendar for Feb. 7th and be sure to Register in Advance – space is limited.

Meanwhile, your faithful organizers are planning a private little Shinnenkai on Jan. 31st to hoist a few pints set our schedule for the upcoming season. We are always open to welcome new ‘Ambassadors’ so Contact Us if you’d like the become a Friend of MoMo!

As recently announced, the Mobile Developer Program and SDK is now available for devs to integrate voice action on their iOS and Android apps [PDF]. Here’s the official blurb:

Have a cool app? Looking for a way to make it even more dynamic and appealing to a broad user base? Or, are you a developer looking for a way to speech-enable your app but haven’t found a proven speech platform that meets your needs?

Open to all developers, the Nuance Mobile Developer Program (NMDP) creates a unique opportunity in the mobile developer ecosystem to power any application with Nuance’s proven, best-in-class Dragon NaturallySpeaking voice recognition technology. A first for the speech industry, NMDP provides access to our commercially renowned and proven speech platform via the Dragon Mobile SDK – for free. So any developer, anywhere in the world can tap into the power of the Dragon Mobile SDK and literally speech-enable their app within minutes!

In joining NMDP, developers have access, free-of-charge, to easy-to-integrate pre-packaged wrappers and widgets for simple application customization, all through a self-service website that is customized to meet the needs of developers big and small. Developers also have access to an on-line community forum for support, a variety of code samples and full documentation. And, once an NMDP developer has integrated the SDK into their application, Nuance provides 90 days of free access to the cloud-based speech services to validate the power of speech recognition on their application.

Aaron Masih – Director, Global Business Development, Mobile – Nuance
Aaron Masih leads business development efforts worldwide for Nuance’s Mobile connected solutions, including the Nuance Mobile Developer Program (“NMDP”). During his tenure, he has been responsible for creating broad-reaching solution strategies around customer care using Nuance’s hosted services. His primary focus is identifying opportunities for integrating voice recognition technologies into both existing and emerging mobile applications. Masih received his Masters of Business Administration in Finance at Georgia State University in 1997, and hold a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from Clemson University.

We are thrilled to have Aaron visiting from the US to present these products in person and interact with the Mobile Monday Tokyo community. Bring a friend – Cya Soon.. 8-)

Date: Monday, 7 Feb. 2011
Open Hours: 19:00 – 23:00
Presentations: 19:30 – 20:00
Networking: 20:00 – Close
Venue: BierVana :: GMAP
Admission: 1,000 JPY with Advance Registration – OR – 2,000 JPY at the door
Including: 2-drinks plus 1-plate of Great Food, a big screen and Super People!