November 14, 2012 9:22pm
When we covered Maluuba a few weeks back, it existed merely as an Android app. Promising superior natural language capabilities than its nearest Apple competitor, it works far better than Samsung’s S Voice and competes in many ways with Google Now — except that it’s compatible with any version of Android Gingerbread or above.
But when I spoke to Maluuba’s Product Manager, Mohamed Musbah, he mentioned that while an Android app was the easiest way to introduce Maluuba to the world, it was not the ultimate endgame for the Waterloo-based company. Today, with Maluuba launching its first API, or nAPI, the natural language service is on its way to being integrated into third-party apps.
Ever wanted to book a flight on the go without having to wait on the line for a CSR, and without having to fill out endless forms with a virtual keyboard? Maluuba’s natural language API promises integration with big-name vendors, though specific names have yet to come out.
The company promises updates to its Android app soon, with language-assisted shopping the next frontier.
If you want to check out the nAPI, or request early access, head to the Maluuba Developer page.