Google wants to see more voice-enabled apps and the search giant took a big step in order to help make that become a reality. Today Google offered its Cloud Speech API to developers, who can add transcription, dictation, and spoken command features to their own apps. The API is initially free.
We see a lot of mashups (our directory lists over 4,300 mashups). Lately we've noticed that they've moved beyond your ordinary application. Here is a quick overview of some recent additions that are fun and useful.