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Maluuba: Android’s answer to Siri?

Posted by KL Tech Muse at 5:55 PM on October 20, 2012

Maluuba
What is Maluuba you maybe asking it?  Maluuba is a replacement for Siri on Android, with more power than Google Now.  These are just some of the things you can do with Maluuba:

 

  • Ask a question, like what is the population of New Jersey
  • Set an alarm.
  • Set up a meeting.
    An email will be automatically sent to the person you are setting the meeting up with.
  • Set a reminder.
  • Find restaurants, business or gas stations nearby.
  • See what is playing at a local theater
  • Check the weather forecast
  • Look up events in the local area
  • Play a song from your Google Music collection
  • Call someone in your address book
  • Open an application

Although it is similar to Siri, it is not a Siri clone. The first difference you will notice is that unlike Siri, Maluuba allows you to enter your question or request either by voice or by keyboard. Second, Maluuba doesn’t talk back to you. When you send a post to Facebook or Twitter, Maluuba will open the option, but unlike Siri you have to actually type the message or tap the microphone if you want to speak it.

I have run into some problems using Maluuba. For a while I was unable to search for what is playing at my local theater, it has me somewhere in Ireland. I just checked again and the problem seems to have been fixed. It would be nice if I could send a Twitter or Facebook post just by voice without having to tap, like how Siri works. Despite these complaints I really enjoy using Maluuba, if you have a compatible Android phone (it requires 2.3.3 and up) I recommend downloading and trying it out.

3 Comments

  1. From LuzieNews at 7:30 pm on October 20, 2012

    Maluuba: Android’s answer to Siri? http://t.co/JuAXcsBa

  2. From Richard Boggs at 6:56 pm on October 22, 2012

    http://www.geeknewscentral.com/2012/10/20/maluuba-androids-answer-to-siri/

  3. From s1yfox at 11:15 pm on October 22, 2012

    I have to say it is. Very nice alternative! It solved a math problem I had asked it, it told me how tall the Brooklyn bridge was, and it played the song I told it to play! The only thing its lacking is a voice and accommodating pictures with results, which is the main reason I’m digging Google now as the siri alternative. That and thevinterface of maluuba is very windows 8, and I find that haunting.

    But I digress, its pretty cool! I’d give it a 7.8/10