While Android has got its fair share of Siri clones on its platform, Windows Phone hasn’t been getting as much love from developers when it comes to voice activated assistants, until today. Called Ask Ziggy, this new app brings natural speech functionality to users of Windows Phone devices. The folks over at WPCentral recently posted up a video demonstration of the app and it sure is pretty impressive.
At the moment it’s not as polished as Siri (it definitely has a long way to go), with most of the commands returning links to search results instead of displaying them in the app, but it does give users the ability to send out Tweets or update your Facebook status with your voice, and it is capable of answering trivial questions such as “was Darth Vader a good guy?”. Check out a video demonstration of the app below, or head over to the Windows Marketplace to pick it up (free).
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