Android and Me

Twitoc: Why type Tweets when you can toc?

4 years ago 19

Tonight on the weekly AndroidGuys podcast, Greg Carron (@pixeladdikt) unveiled a new Twitter app called Twitoc, which is now available for free in the Android market. I know what you’re thinking: why on earth do we need another Twitter application, right? Well, Twitoc is not your normal Twitter app.

Twitoc is a Twitter widget that allows you to speak your tweets into your phone’s microphone and Google’s voice recognition service turns it into text that you can use to update your Twitter status. Sounds pretty cool, right? I mean, I’ve always wanted to update my status by simply talking and letting Google/Twitter do the rest. With the release of Twitoc, tweeting on Android will never be the same.

But how well does Twitoc’s voice recognition work? I’ve already made 2 posts with Twitoc, and it recognized my tweets perfectly both times. Since it’s powered by Google’s voice recognition software, I was expecting some funny translations similar to some voicemails I have received in Google Voice, but was pleasantly surprised at how accurate Twitoc was.

The widget itself is fairly simplistic, and can use a little polish, but overall the Twitoc app is a cool new way to feed the Twitter addiction I know you all have. So go ahead and give Twitoc a try. I’m sure you will be very happy with this app.

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