Voice to Text as a Development Tool

This morning I read about a web application called Jott.com, which uses voice recognition to let users send email and text by speaking. The idea is that you call a phone number, select the destination of your message, then speak. The voice recognition program then turns your speech into text and will then send it to recipients via email or text messaging.

You can leave messages to yourself, to others, or to a group.

But here’s where I think it would get useful- Africa.

Internet connectivity is still hard to come by in most places, but cell phone service is much more widespread. Wouldn’t it be great to have a similar application with phone numbers that could be dialed from countries in Africa? Then users could send emails and text messages from places where they have no internet connection.

Currently Jott.com’s telephone numbers are only available in the US and Canada.


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