DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - Oct 8, 2013) - Oyokey Inc., a pioneer in cloud-based addressing and recognition technology, today unveiled "Voice URL" for the Voice Assistant Market.
Targeting voice centric mobile and wearable devices such as Google Glass and Samsung's Galaxy Gear and voice applications such as Siri and Samsung's S-Voice, "Voice URL" is designed to bring addressing, accessing and linking of information accurately using voice commands.
"Devices such as smartphones allow consumers only limited ability to type and in some cases voice is the primary human-device interaction method. With our technology, the idea is simple -- enable consumers to access the vast amount of information on the Internet, using a 'Voice URL,'" said Nitin Anand, CEO and founder of Oyokey.
Current voice applications, such as Siri and Samsung's S-Voice, use natural language commands to interact with the device for retrieval of relevant information. However, most commands that are not pre-coded are sent to the search feature of the device. An additional element of accurate addressing can be added to the capability of such applications. Oyokey's "Voice URL" is the first technology to do so.
"Voice URL" is an offshoot of Oyokey's recently announced patent-pending addressing and recognition technology platform that consists of an easy-to-recall, natural language, addressing form factor called the kiTags™. kiTags, which take the form keyword#example.com, link complex URLs with the kiTags and allows users to speak kiTags to access the information.
"Voice URL" is available now, using the kiTags™ Technology Platform, at Oyokey.com users can create, manage and track kiTags. A mobile app called kiTags Reader allows kiTags to be spoken, is available on Google Play. This technology can be embedded within any company's native app.
Licensing for OEMs, such as smartphone manufactures and developers of voice applications such as voice assistants, and enterprises are available directly from Oyokey.
At the same time, the company announced the opening of a new round of funding led by Naya Ventures, a venture fund specializing in early stage companies in the mobile and cloud markets. "Oyokey has come up with an innovative way to tackle accurate information access, which is why Naya is committed to further supporting Oyokey and its next stage of activities," says Dayakar Puskoor, Managing Director of Naya Ventures (also Oyokey's seed investor) and Executive Chairman of Oyokey.
Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Oyokey Inc. (stands for Own Your Own Keywords) is a privately-held company specializing in cloud-based addressing and recognition technology platforms. The company is headed by Nitin Anand, the inventor and visionary behind the kiTags™ Technology Platform and other Oyokey's patent pending technologies. Oyokey is seed funded and backed by Naya Ventures. www.oyokey.com
About Naya Ventures
Founded in 2011, Naya Ventures invests in early stage mobile technology and cloud based companies. Led by serial entrepreneurs in the mobile and cloud industry, Naya Ventures' principals work alongside a global network of C-level executives and general partners at influential US technology companies and venture funds. Naya's strong mobile and cloud industry reputation, its relationships with leading technology companies such as Microsoft, Samsung and its global network of technology and market development resources help accelerate value creation.