OneTok Refines SDK and Focuses on Carriers, Social Networks, and Messaging Apps

Eric Carter, Founder & Corporate Counsel, Dartsand
Apr. 23 2013, 02:00PM EDT

Last September, OneTok announced that its API moved out of beta and was publicly available for developers to integrate speech recognition functionality into any app. Since then, OneTok has overhauled the platform, refined its focus, and readied itself to better meet developer needs. Today, the platform focuses on audio transport and processing. OneTok has captured its core functionality in an SDK that developers can embed in existing apps or websites. OneTok co-founder and CEO, Ben Lilienthal, told Programmableweb:

"With this release of the OneTok platform, we have achieved a technical milestone in the market.  We are the first company to market with an easy to use and easy to embed SDK and platform for the emerging class of voice services like Instant Voice Messaging as well as traditional Voice Services like Voicemail and Conference Calling.  OneTok continues to invest in and innovate around new and emerging voice services."

With the platform makeover, OneTok focused primarily on carriers, messaging apps, and social networks. To help showcase the platform, OneTok released Holler (consumer facing messaging app). A few partners have been in development with OneTok integration and will go live this quarter.

Developers needs only embed the SDK in their respective apps. The OneTok platform handles all of the internal messaging. Android developers use Java to manage the SDK and iOS developers use objective-C. To learn more, visit the integration site.

Speech recognition and processing remains a highly desired functionality across the app landscape. However, very few have proficiently provided an in-app voice experience. OneTok continues to advance its platform to become the go to source for speech recognition. Keep an eye out for use cases this quarter, or test out Holler to see OneTok in action.

Eric Carter Eric is the founder of Dartsand and Corporate Counsel for a specialty technology distributor. He is a frequent contributor to technology media outlets and also serves as primary legal counsel for multiple startups in the Real Estate, Virtual Assistant, and Software Development Industries. Follow me on Google+

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