vokul

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Description of App: 

Get vokul - a powerful voice control app for your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad!With vokul, you can perform many useful tasks without pressing any buttons! Use vokul to:+ Dictate text messages+ Dictate emails+ Post to Twitter and Facebook+ DJ music, podcasts, audiobooks, and iTunes U lectures+ Control the audio player with your voice+ Call contacts in your address book+ Listen to your Twitter and Facebook feeds+ Get the current date and timevokul is fast, accurate, and tuned for noisy environments, like your car!Use simple voice commands to interact with vokul, even while audio is playing. You can skip backward and forward within a track, navigate between tracks,pause/resume playback, and speed up or slow down podcasts!Launch vokul and connect your device to your car* stereo system for the ultimate handsfree audio experience!Examples:“hey vokul ... (dings) ... text Andrew”“hey vokul ... (dings) ... email Pat”“hey vokul ... (dings) ... call Mom at home”“hey vokul ... (dings) ... play sonata in F major”“hey vokul ... (dings) ... play 80s”“hey vokul ... (dings) ... update my Facebook status”“hey vokul ... (dings) ... post to Twitter”New in version 1.2, it&;s easier than ever to stay in touch safely while on the go. vokul now supports Bluetooth headsets and in-vehicle systems* - it&;sthe safest way to send a message while driving!Unlike other voice control apps, vokul can be controlled entirely with your voice. vokul responds to your commands only when called upon – just say "heyvokul" to get vokul’s attention. You can even say commands while audio is playing, thanks to vokul&;s acoustic echo cancellation (AEC) technology.With vokul, button presses and distracted screen glances are a thing of the past!Examples (while audio is playing):“vokul forward 30” : skips forward 30 seconds“vokul back” : skips backward 15 seconds (configurable)“vokul pause” : pauses playback“vokul play podcasts” : starts playing podcasts; the most recent episode is played firstvokul works on iOS devices including the iPhone 3GS and later models, iPod touch 3G and later models (iPod touch 3G requires an external mic), and alliPad models. Supported freeform dictation languages include English and Spanish (Europa, Mexican, and U.S.).Check out for more information and videos showing vokul in action.* Bluetooth operation is great for messaging; A2DP mode for music playback is NOT supported, due to iOS limitations.Note: vokul currently does not support reading received text messages, due to limitations imposed by iOS.Note: Starting with iOS 6, you must press &;send&; to send a text message or email. This is due to iOS restrictions. 

Apple Watch Support: 

Not Known

Version: 

1.2.11

Free or Paid: 

Paid

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

Accessibility Comments: 

This app works really well. The only downside so far is that voice over seems to be a little slow while in the app with IOS 5.0.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments: 

Can be set to listen continuously or use a push to talk mode. Can be set to multitask so it can run in the background and when screen is locked.

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@vokulnation