(4 stars)


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1,000,000 - 5,000,000 downloads

  • Design, ease of use
  • Works faster than others
  • Sometimes doesn't understand
  • Only a few options
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"Hello I'm Iris and I'm here to help"

Reviewed by / Oct 25, 2011

Iris is a helpful assistant that interacts with you

Iris is an app inspired from iPhone's Siri that interacts with you and answers your questions.
To use it, tap on the bottom button and speak: ask questions on whatever topic you want, for example general knowledge like: Who is Lady Gaga? and Iris will answer it shortly after.

Iris can call and text someone, search for something in the Internet and look for a contact in your Agenda. There are no extra options but it should work well if you just need a simple assistant to help you when you don't want to write or think very much. The design is clean and aesthetic, simple and functional and it's easy to use, as you just have an option: talk to Iris.

The problems with Iris is that it doesn't always understand what you mean, it surely gets easy questions like the one stated above but it has some problems with more complex sentences. Besides, it sometimes freezes and force-closes, making it pretty frustrating. It works faster than others but it should work on that and increase the features in the future. Dexetra is the developer of Iris and other three features for Android. This app is still in alpha version but it should include more extras and improve its bugs in further updates.

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Developer's original description available here
Something that started out as a tongue-in-cheek reply to iPhone's Siri, iris. has grown much bigger than being just a Siri clone.

Just ask iris. what you want to know. Right from asking how to cope up with your breakup to movie recommendations and questions on science, culture, history etc.

Thanks a ton for getting us 1 million downloads in just two months. We love you.

Note: You need to have "Voice Search" and "TTS library" installed in your phone for iris. to work. Most of the phones have these pre-installed, if not please install them from Android market before you try iris.

- calender (Remind me of the meeting coming friday)
- Alarm (Set alarm at 540 am)
- Call someone (can you please call Bob)
- text someone (send a text to Bob)
- search nearby (find me a nearby coffee shop)
- play music (play the song rolling in the deep)
- ask movie reviews (should I watch the movie Mission Impossible)
- watch videos (show me a video of cat singing)
- find news (what is the news about SOPA)
and lots and lots more. Discover for yourself.

NOTE: New Permissions for voice dialing, texting, searching and contacts look up

Recently changed in this version

New in iris 4.6

- friday integration
- Support for jellybean and above
- bug fixes
- removed ads

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Comments and ratings for iris.
  • (67)

    by Brandon Nel on 11/12/2013

    Even show results if I say "sonic the hedgehog!"

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    by jasin dick on 11/12/2013

    Does not recognize 90 percent of the questions asked

  • (67)

    by Jaideep Roy on 11/12/2013

    xlnt very nice

  • (67)

    by J Gu on 11/12/2013

    Ask a question and it ask "why do you want it" like really? She says funny things but I don't think its worth the ask the question parts

  • (67)

    by Mike Paris on 11/12/2013

    Waste of time trying to use this, all answers are nonsense when it actually does give an answer.

  • (67)

    by Marcus S on 10/12/2013

    Still needs some work, but offers basic information about everyday things anf questions.

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    by Scott Rogers on 10/12/2013

    it is really pointless, it does not answer any questions or do anything for you. If you are bored out of your mind, it may help you pass the time.
    It is really pointless, it does not answer any questions or do anything for you. If you are bored out of you