New free voice recognition app for the iPhone. (It’s been available for the BlackBerry for a while.) Lets you do things like voice dialing, web searches, and dictating updates to Facebook and Twitter.

It’s inevitably going to be compared to Google Mobile. Accuracy-wise, it seems to be as good or better. And with the Twitter/Facebook updates and voice dialing, Vlingo does more. Google Mobile has the “just lift to your ear and talk” feature, and Vlingo doesn’t, but given that Google implemented that by using undocumented APIs, it seems unfair to hold it against Vlingo.

Wednesday, 3 December 2008