Funny how you stumble across new things. Last night, I was on Facebook for a few minutes. I was about to log off when I noticed a comment made by a friend using ‘vlingo.’ What in the world was vlingo? I wondered. Off I went searching on the Internet.
Vlingo is a voice powered application for both the iPhone and BlackBerry. Through speaking, it lets you: call people in your address book, do a search through Yahoo or Google, use a mapping feature to look up local businesses, and update your Twitter or Facebook.
So, I just had to download it. Just HAD to. It was 10:40 p.m. My husband was upstairs in bed. I was downstairs in the family room. And I just HAD to try out the voice dialing. Just HAD to. So I called our home phone. He answered. Groggily. Voice dialing worked great!
Then, I updated Faceook. Just by speaking.
Today, during my lunch hour, my boss and I played with our iPhones and Vlingo. The wireless network at work was sluggish. I was getting discouraged. But finally my Facebook update went through. It only took 35 minutes to do it. Could I have typed those few words faster. Of course. Would it have been as fun? Absolutely not!
If you’re interested in a free app for your iPhone or Blackberry, this is the place to go.