Nuance's Mobile Developer Program Tops 10,000 App Developers Worldwide

Company: Nuance Communications, Inc
Published: 31 May, 2012
BURLINGTON, Mass.-- Nuance Communications, Inc. today announced that more than 10,000 developers have joined the NDEV Mobile developer program, demonstrating its tremendous growth since the launch in 2011. NDEV Mobile brings the power of Dragon voice recognition to mobile developers worldwide with the Dragon Mobile SDK, supporting over 20 languages for voice recognition and over 30 for text-to-speech.

We’d like to thank our developers for helping us achieve this milestone,” said Michael Thompson, executive vice president and general manager, Nuance Mobile. “NDEV Mobile provides a unique opportunity for developers to work with Dragon and other key Nuance technologies, engineers, and designers to make their apps even better across devices, operating systems, and languages.”

Some Highlights:

NDEV Mobile voice transaction volume has increased 384% in the last six months
70% of all developers are working to develop apps across multiple languages
60% of participating developers are located outside of the U.S.
NDEV Mobile apps being developed for Android, Windows Phone 7 and those supporting HTTP interface have increased 47% in the last six months
More than 50% of developers participate in NDEV Mobile’s advanced support programs

Top brands in lifestyle, food, retail, finance, gaming, message dictation, social and web browsing applications have leveraged the power of Dragon, including Price Check by Amazon, Merriam-Webster, Kraft iFood Assistant, Grocery iQ, Shopping List by, Snapguide, Dolphin Sonar, OnStar RemoteLink and many others. NDEV’s unparalleled language support has also made possible some of the world’s most powerful translation applications, including SayHi Translate, Vocre and most recently a social language learning app PlaySay.

NDEV Mobile offers three services tiers – Silver, Gold and Emerald – that give developers choice and flexibility in how they voice-enable their specific applications, with as much or as little support as needed.

The Dragon Mobile SDK is available for iOS 4.0 and 5.0 (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch), Android 2.1 and higher, Windows Phone 7.1, and via an HTTP web services interface.

About Nuance Communications, Inc.:

Nuance Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance’s proven applications. For more information, please visit