Robin - the Siri Challenger

Robin - the Siri Challenger

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** CNET: "... Siri has breadth, but Robin has depth" ! **

Robin is your voice assistant on the road, bringing you texting by voice, local information, GPS navigation and even jokes, while keeping your eyes on the road. Voice in, voice out. Plus, she has more personality than Siri, Google Now or Cortana!

This version is dedicated to the memory of Robin Williams: a namesake, an outstanding actor and comedian, an inspiration. RIP Robin Williams. If digital characters could have a soul, we'd want Robin to have yours!

** Endorsed by TechCrunch, CNET, Wired, Lifehacker, etc. **

Users say: “After trying Samsung's S-Voice, Assistant, Skyvi, Vlingo, AIVC/Alice and Sherpa …Robin is the best voice app of its kind; clearly the best choice for drivers in need of information on the road.”

Ask Robin for directions & places, parking & traffic, your Facebook & Twitter news, gas prices & weather, reminders & alarms, messaging and much more - all hands-free ;)

Robin is a personal assistant that can be both useful and fun, constantly learning and adapting to you. She'll even call you whatever names you want! Just tap the microphone button, and Robin will be all ears. Or, "wave hello" twice in front of your phone’s upper edge (or brush/tap it lightly).

Compare to voice assistants and chatbots such as Siri, Nuance, Dragon, Vlingo, Evi, Voice, VoiceSearch, SpeaktoIt Assistant, Skyvi and Google Now, as well as GPS navigation such as Waze, Scout, MapQuest, Navigon, Garmin, TomTom, MotionX, Yelp, etc.

Notes
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• Robin is currently in Beta, still a student. That means you can watch her intelligence evolve daily and even get to contribute a little. Come be a part of the experience!
• Gesture activation: normally, you just need to wave your hand twice close to the top edge of your phone. For best results, we recommend using the "double-brush" gesture, where your hand actually touches the phone lightly. Certain devices require specific tuning - we are working down that list as we speak.
• Permissions: Robin will never email your contacts without your knowledge! It does need a permission to access you calendar for reminders reminders, and to your GMail in case you want email narration – that’s all. The wording Google Play uses can be misleading.
• Trouble with a particular location? Missing point of interest? Any issue at all? For best results, give your feedback to Robin right from within the app, so we have more information to actually fix the issue ASAP. See what people say about our speed to address reported issues.

QUESTIONS? COMMENTS? COMPLAINTS?
Submit feedback on our UserVoice page: http://robinlabs.uservoice.com, or say 'feedback' right in the app. You can also contact us on Twitter @robinmagnifis, or on Robin’s FB page!
https://twitter.com/#!/RobinMagnifis
https://www.facebook.com/RobinCommunity

Examples of useful commands
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Places
• Where is the nearest Starbucks?... Can I park there?
• Find Thai restaurants in SF... How about French?
• Find a burger place ... Does it have a good rating?

Navigation
• Go to 1234 Lombard San Francisco
• Directions to Hollywood and Highland

Parking
• Where can I park?
• Find cheapest parking around Union Square... Anything closer/cheaper?
• Can I reserve it?.. Let’s go there!

Traffic
• What is the traffic like near Hollywood?

Gas Prices
• Where is the cheapest gas in Santa Monica?

Weather
• What's the weather like in San Diego tomorrow?
• Is it snowing in Miami?

Facebook & Twitter
• Read my Twitter feed
• Update Facebook

Texting, calling & email
• Call Joe / text Jill
• Read my email to me

Reminders
• Remind me to exercise tonight!

Misc
• Tell me a joke!

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Recently changed in this version

- Bluetooth bug solved, Robin is audible again on BT devices.
- Calendar and horoscope issues resolved.
- Added more traffic information in dozens of cities across the US - try it!
- Questions? Issues? Ask ask at http://robinlabs.uservoice.com!


Comments and ratings for Robin - the Siri Challenger
  • (69 stars)

    by andy5115 on 30/10/2012

    Only problem she wont cook for me : - )

  • (69 stars)

    by Elvis Diaz on 06/11/2014

    I like it because it pretty much understand everything I said. My only suggestion would be to be able to call Robin when the screen is off. If this option is implemented I will give it 5 stars.

  • (69 stars)

    by Kara Breitenbach on 06/11/2014

    Robin can't seem to tell the difference between a voice and engine/road sounds in the car. ... And my car isn't very noisy! If it doesn't work while driving I don't need it. Would turn on and off randomly (in response to road noise?)and after 3-4 attempts to send a text I often turned it off in favor of my Samsung voice to text program! Such a shame. Would love to have had it work! :(

  • (69 stars)

    by Delyana Kirilova on 05/11/2014

    Need a lot of work

  • (69 stars)

    by Moneca D on 05/11/2014

    Had a problem where Robin wasn't reading texts or telling me who was calling. Turns out its was Samsung's Talkback security setting had Robin disallowed. Changed that and all is great again.

  • (69 stars)

    by Babydoll Joseph on 05/11/2014

    This app sucks!!

  • (69 stars)

    by Rickkrock Star on 05/11/2014

    I have found a problem which conflicts with kitkat Google search, causing robin to go into a convulsion when awakend with the floating button thru the microphone, which causes the microphone to flash on and off very quickly and will not stop, I also wish she had the old exit choice in settings, there is no othere way to turn her off exempt to disable her thru android settings when this happens, bu