New Voice-Controlled Game ‘VocaBall’ Launches on Google Play

New Voice-Controlled Game ‘VocaBall’ Launches on Google Play

May 4, 2016

Now this is interesting…

VocaStudios just dropped a new game on Google Play; what’s unique with VocaBall is that it requires one to use one’s voice as the main controller.

Well… if we’re gonna give kudos for being different, VocaBall might me quite worthy.

Per Google Play:

Use your voice to slide VocaBall and create a sequence.

blast other VocaBalls to stay in the game!

Connect with facebook to compete for the best score in the world.

Don’t touch! This app is fully functional using voice only

We might not be able to resist giving this one a formal look; it is free on the Play Store.


TinyVox Brings Voice Message Sharing to the Masses

TinyVox Brings Voice Message Sharing to the Masses

Feb 20, 2012

For people looking for a quick way to share a quick asynchronous voice message with another person, TinyVox exists. Now available on Android, TinyVox simply lets the user record their message to a virtual cassette tape, give it a title like writing on a cassette label, and then share it. TinyVox messages can be shared to Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and even SoundCloud. As well, they can be emailed to anyone. Past recordings can easily be accessed, and in-progress recordings can be paused, or stopped entirely when finished.

What could this be used for? Well, it could be used for sending actual voice memos – Google’s voice actions support recording a speech-to-text “note to self” but this supports the actual voice. It could be used to make sure that a person gets a particular voicemail message. Emailing singing demos to producers? Sure, why not? TinyVox is free to download and use, and is available now from the Android Market.

Vlingo Review

Vlingo Review

Dec 14, 2011

With the launch of the iPhone 4S and iOS 5, Apple introduced Siri, your own personal assistant fembot. While it isn’t likely that anything as polished and professionally done as Siri will be available to Android users anytime soon, Vlingo makes an impressive alternative for fans of the green robot. Vlingo’s biggest asset, aside from its amazing voice recognition, is knowing when to stop and not try to directly challenge Siri. Vlingo is much more than a voice command app; it’s also a hub for text messaging, social networking, web search, maps, and more.

I will come out and say it: I’ve never been a big fan of Google Voice Commands. I feel that the commands have to be too specific and there aren’t enough options even though it is incredibly accurate. So that’s why I’m surprised that I enjoy using Vlingo so much. It’s quick, accurate, and forgiving. And when writing a text message for example, everything is done within Vlingo, forgoing the need to open more apps and slow down the process. Another surprising thing is how accurate it is in determining the usually unorthodox names of surrounding places. I found it to be rare that it couldn’t understand what I was looking for.

There is also a hands free mode for those who use their phones in the car and this can be activated by simply calling out “Hey Vlingo.” This option is still in beta mode but seems very polished, and the option to read text messages back to you works very well, but I found that if you’re using a messaging app that has pop up notifications they do appear in front of the app, making you look away and close the pop up before having Vlingo read it to you.

Going with a very cool color scheme, the design of Vlingo is very easy on the eyes. The blue, orange, and black color scheme with transparent tiles, custom icons, and the giant blue “Speak It” button make this one attractive app. There are also four widgets that come baked in: your standard search widget, a bar that gives quick access to four voice commands, and two individual voice command and text reading toggles.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this app to heavy users, those who have long commutes, and those who love voice commands. Oh, did I mention that it’s free?