Hound launches on iOS as a formidable personal assistant competitor to Siri

Hound, a voice search application from the creators behind SoundHound, has been released today for iOS. Hound’s application focuses on bringing users quick, accurate voice driven search results in a way I only wish Siri could. Implementing Google Now-style cards, Hound’s interface is direct and to the point. Users are presented with a list of similar topics they can search for, and even given examples of the complex queries Hound can handle.

Since Siri’s beginning, users have always wanted a little more out of the virtual assistant. Unfortunately, as time has progressed, the assistant has seen only small updates here and there to its usability and speed. With the recent desire and reports that Siri will move to the Mac, more and more companies are sprouting up to compete directly on iOS. While Siri may have beat out Google Now and Cortana in a user satisfaction survey, there is no doubt that these alternatives are looking to fill any gaps Siri may…

Read the entire article from 9to5Mac here: Hound launches on iOS as a formidable personal assistant competitor to Siri

 



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