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Ask Ziggy for Windows Phone does its best Siri impersonation

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Ask Ziggy for Windows Phone does its best Siri impersonation
A new app known as Ask Ziggy has been introduced to the Windows Phone Marketplace that tries its best to impersonate Apple’s Siri personal assistant by using voice recognition to perform basic tasks such as checking the weather…

Ever since Apple unleashed Siri to the masses with the release of the iPhone 4S, many developers have attempted to replicate the functionality with apps of their own. Android has seen a fair share of Siri wannabes hit the market but none has come close to what Apple has put on their flagship smartphone. Sure, many view Siri as a novelty or even the greatest thing they’ll never use but there is no denying that it is impressive and has a bright future.

Ask Ziggy is a nice attempt at bringing Siri like voice controls to the Windows Phone platform. The operating system already had basic voice recognition features such as the ability to place calls or send texts just by speaking it, but Ask Ziggy takes voice recognition a step further. Users can use the app to check on weather, the status of a scheduled flight, or even ask it to complete calculations for you.

The app is said to use Nuance’s popular technology and features a user interface similar to what Apple employs with Siri. It uses conversation style word bubbles to organize what you are saying as well as Ziggy. The app can be had for free so check it out for yourself in the video below and tell us what you think of Ask Ziggy. 

source: Engadget


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posted on 02 Jan 2012, 22:29

1. RandomlyPsychotic (Posts: 36; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


DANNNNNG. WHEN I ASKED SIRI THAT, IT JUST GAVE ME THE ANSWER. AT LEAST ZIGGY GIVES YOU AN EXPLANATION.

posted on 02 Jan 2012, 23:55

3. Contreramanjaro (Posts: 153; Member since: 04 Dec 2011)


I didn't realize this was Reddit but OK. I'm not a huge fan of voice control but this seems like a great WP answer to siri.

posted on 02 Jan 2012, 23:29 3

2. musi722 (Posts: 43; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)


don't try guys . you couldn't catch apple

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 01:30 5

4. bbblader (Posts: 535; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


you couldnt catch android lol

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 02:50 1

5. bloodline (Posts: 686; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Vlingo on android works better than siri, and we dont need to ask for the weather, its on our home screen widgets.

Does siri let you update facebook by voice or twitter ? vlingo does

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 04:11 1

6. tacohunter (Posts: 408; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


vlingo also for ios

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 11:22

7. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


wow, so cool

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 11:42 2

8. musi722 (Posts: 43; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)


Ziggy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
looks there isn't a better name for coping!

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 17:34 2

9. atheisticemetic (Posts: 377; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)


this has got to be the 10th time i've seen you comment on PA using the word 'coping' and i just gotta say..

the word is COPYING

thank you for your cooperation

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 18:54

10. RandomlyPsychotic (Posts: 36; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


"thank you for your cooperation"

the fifth element(x

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 04:54

11. musi722 (Posts: 43; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)


what do you wanna say?
I'm just joking!

posted on 19 May 2012, 13:00

12. Danny272829 (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 May 2012)


What does ziggy and siri mean
ZIGGY (((Click Here))) logical
Siri means (((beautiful woman)))?????

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