Iris hits the Market, wants to become Android's Siri

Iris hits the Market, wants to become Android's Siri
There are four things that might make you get the iPhone 4S: iOS 5, the better, dual-core processor, the improved 8-megapixel camera and... Siri, your personal intelligent voice assistant. The dual-core processors and the cameras are all there on Android, and while you can’t get iOS 5, you can now have something a bit simillar to Siri, and it goes by the name “iris” with a lowercase i that is. You know what that stands for? Intelligent Rival Imitator of Siri.

Now you could tell that the developers have a sense of humor. But iris doesn’t have the head start of Siri, which constitutes in fourty years of DARPA research into intelligent systems and AI. Rather it is a result of an 8-hour intense hackathon.

So what can it do? Answer questions, of course, in voice. It probably won’t be as accurate as sister Siri, but the developer promises that “she will talk to you on any topic. Ranging from Philosophy, Culture, History, science to general conversation.”

iris uses Android’s built-in “speech-to-text” features to make out your questions, so you’d need to have “Voice Search” and “TTS library” pre-installed. It's in the very early stages of development, though, available in its alpha version.

Finally, iris is sexier than Siri. Its poster image on the Android Market says enough. It probably won’t marry you, though, either, but you might want to try - it’s free.

Download iris on Android [Android Market link]



75. ijoe5

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 22, 2011

What a JOKE !!!! Google robs from IOS AGAIN !!!!! The only difference , Siri will work : ALWAYS !!!! apple should sue ...... pirates !!!!!!

73. robinrisk unregistered

Is everyone using the same application as me? It could not even answer whats 10 * 2, even though it understood it correctly. couldnt do anything but sassy remarks actually. What have you been asking it to do?

72. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Wow... "fourty" years of research?

71. MAS10X

Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 26, 2011

Oh and the conversation lead to iris. asking me "what do fish eat?" and then answered "Fish Food" hahaha

70. MAS10X

Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 26, 2011

I asked "Can I ask you a question?" and iris. responded "Then Back Off Larissa" Haha got me a good laugh

69. Sackboy117

Posts: 178; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

wow the acronym for iris is hilarous. . . this a joke right??

63. ibap

Posts: 873; Member since: Sep 09, 2009


59. Phullofphil

Posts: 1846; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I said a longer statement at the beging but basically there is vlingo witch does not talk back to you but is what Siri was supposedly based from. But I think the voice control app for android is what this app is exactly but way ahead becaus it can not only answer back but do all kinds of stuff. Set alarms text. Turn off blutooth. Call, play music. Have witty humor. There is instructions. And of you learn how to control voice actions it works really food. It to is basically just an ad on to the google voice speech and recognition. So if you change the language it should read it different and different accent or mail or de ail voice.

58. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

After Apple is done banning Samsuck and HTC they will smash this company

61. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

i hope apple will quit banning products..

65. Snapdude

Posts: 128; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

grow up

74. robinrisk unregistered

Yeah! I hope they spend 150 mill in takign down a newly formed company with a free app. They are going to win so much money in royalties! let me calculate; 1,000,000 downloads from an app with no ads and no price == 0 Dollars of revenue! Go Apple, take them down for what is worth!

53. Fallin

Posts: 70; Member since: Oct 10, 2011

I used it as well. It worked pretty good for me. i asked it why the grass was green and it said why is the dirt brown? My friend asked What is my name and it responded with bot. I like it. It understands my questions and my friend's questions.

52. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

just played with it for like 30mins, and it's too good to be in alpha. It also recognized my friend's indian accent unlike the Siri which is a little racist that doesnt recognize my friend's indian accent. lol

51. iami67

Posts: 334; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

To everyone bickering this technology is very old and annoying. I had this on my original storm which i believe was called vingo. Did the same exact thing. This is another rip off by apple if anything they always take someone else product rename it and advertise the hell out of it and say its revolutionary. Apple users need to stop being sheel and realize Apple is all about marketing not product. Y else would u make a phone double sided glass to shatter on one drop. New dual core which alreayd has a lot of people complaining of running very hot and killing battery. And the last joke for customers is Siri which everyone i know who tries it it doesnt work like the demo. I asked the same questions such as what should i wear today. Apple showed it sayin what to wear based on weather the response i got was ( Clothes are good for a start)

49. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

OK so i just used it and it sucks. It moves slow and does not understand half the things i asked. Also it does not have a learn function.

56. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Again, it's not supposed to be a true rival to Siri. Right now it's just a funny app with some okay functionality. Almost seems like it's there purely to piss iFanboys off. :D

48. anirudhshirsat97

Posts: 408; Member since: May 24, 2011

Used it just now... Total crap, although it's still in alpha stage. It might get better in time though.

46. davidvvassallo

Posts: 39; Member since: Jul 02, 2011

it is the worst program i have ever used it is nothing like siri

43. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Siri is really a joke. my friend got his Iphone 4S yesterday. Test out it trying to ask Siri some random questions instead of saying one word it says something else. I was LMAO all night long so hilarious

50. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

SIRI is in Beta

41. chuckyoo

Posts: 34; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

This chuckled me up. I am running this on MIUI ROM and I have the Iphone 4G theme, LOL! This is another smack to the i crowd. I always tell they that with android my phone can transform its look and of course it is priceless to see their reaction. I like siri but in all real talk, apple will get even more angry at android. Iris should refraim from saying it is Siri spelled backwards. Great dev props! Poor apple SMH, but I love my android UI better. Yes I used to be and iphone owner which I liked the interface but hated the restrictions, after jailbreak, I update and loose all apps and do it over which gets old.

35. anirudhshirsat97

Posts: 408; Member since: May 24, 2011

Try speaktoit its much better and its free.

34. Snapdude

Posts: 128; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

well its been many years since ive logged into PA, but i figured this would be the prefect article to comment on.... i asked iris to kill herself; and she told me that im not god and i cant make her do that :) priceless... this app is worth it on a lighter note i will be full-time on PA again, i miss this place, so to the PA team you can expect all the juciy leaks i gave you those so many years ago once again!

57. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I don't know if I've ever seen you before, but welcome back anyway. Glad you could join us, Snapdude. :D

64. Snapdude

Posts: 128; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

last time i logged in to pa was over two years ago... but ive still be active under the unregistered user posts "anon123"

31. Dragonkingamn

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Just downloaded and tried out, asked how big is pittsburgh. gave me a good answer. Asked how do i get to pittsburgh? it said by plane. a so so answer. Asked for a map of pittsburgh, it said "do you know where pittsburgh is?". So i guess somewhat developed but still got work. then again its Alpha so im sure we will see improvements.


Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

lol ima download it too!! my isheep buddy is overhere throwing a tantrum saying that apple invented it and we should have no right to use it!!! what a looser!

30. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

im pretty sure voice recognition has been around for awhile :/ its just a damn voice recognition program im pretty sure there are other small ones out there nobody even thinks about


Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

that exactly what i told them ! but since Siri is like one of the most interesting feature on the 4s they are mad because android can also have it...

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