HulloMail Adds Scribe(TM) Voice-to-text Transcription for Users of its SmartVoicemail(TM) Mobile Apps
LONDON, May 22, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
HulloMail(TM) (http://www.hullomail.com), providers of the award-winning voicemail
mobile application for smartphones, has today incorporated a new voice-to-text
transcription technology, Scribe(TM), into its Android SmartVoicemail(TM) mobile
Hot on the heels of the iPhone launch of the first Scribe(TM) product, Get The
Gist(TM), Android users now have the option to have a 10-second 'snapshot' of voicemails
transcribed into text format within the app, therefore giving an indication of what the
voicemail is about before playing back at a more convenient time.
The voicemail transcriptions are fully automated and use proven voice-to-text
transcription technology that has been integrated in partnership with Nuance, a leader in
voice and language solutions.
Andy Munarriz, founder and CEO of HulloMail, said: "We have received some great
feedback on the new Scribe technology from iPhone users and so are now pleased to extend
the transcription service to Android users. This launch follows many months of testing
various 'fully'-automated transcription services that have fallen short of the mark.
However, in Nuance we have found a partner that provides a balance of accuracy and quality
of service for a highly competitive rate. And because it's fully automated, we have been
able to keep the cost as low as possible for our subscribers."
John Pollard, vice president and general manager, voice-to-text services, Nuance
Mobile, said: "We're very excited that HulloMail is extending Scribe to the Android
market. People love having options when it comes to voicemail and with voicemail to text,
people can quickly read their messages and decide whether to ignore, call back or simply
respond with a text message."
Pricing and Availability
The new Get The Gist(TM) product is available for HulloMail's Android and iPhone
subscribers for a monthly subscription of GBP1.49GBP, $1.99 in the USA and EUR1.59 in
For users of HulloMail's free Android app, the monthly subscription is GBP1.99GBP,
$2.99 in the USA and EUR2.39 in Ireland. This will be extended to the free HulloMail
iPhone application in the next client update.
The subscriptions entitle a user to have up to 50 of their voicemails converted to
HulloMail SmartVoicemail(TM) Free and Subscription apps are available to download from
the iTunes store for iPhone, via Google Play for Android and the BlackBerry's App World.