Yahoo may be working on Siri competitor

Yahoo! Voice Assistant by lamIaml

Ever since Siri’s launch alongside the iPhone 4S, voice powered personal assistants have become important in the world of mobile. In addition to Siri, other competitors have emerged, such as Google’s Google Now, which operates on a card-based system. It also appears as if there will be a new competitor coming to the voice assistant world soon, and this one is brought to you by yet another search giant. Rumors are claiming that Yahoo is working on a Siri competitor, and it looks like it will be pretty nice if the concept featured in the video above is real.

While the above video doesn’t give a lot of information about the concept, it does show off the interface, which appears similar to Facebook’s messages, where a dialogue box pops out, and users can speak directions to the app. It also appears as if the Siri competitor has features seen in Google Now, such as instant pop up traffic updates, which would come in handy.

According to TechCrunch, the video is not of a real product yet, and the video was not commissioned by Yahoo, but it was created while creater Robin Labs was in talks with the tech company. This means that there is a chance that the company is working on an app similar to this. It is unknown if this will eventually become a real app, and whether it will be on Android, iOS, or both. Would you download a Yahoo voice powered app, if it is as good as the concept in the video above? Sound off in the comments section below, or tweet me at @TiP_Griffin.

Source: 9to5Mac, TechCrunch

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