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SoundHound makes Houndify platform publicly available

by Brandon Russell | December 15, 2015December 15, 2015 6:00 pm PDT

SoundHound on Tuesday announced the public availability of its Houndify platform, giving developers the tools to do some pretty astounding things inside of their apps. If you remember back to this summer, you’ll know how incredible SoundHound’s technology can be. The public availability of Houndify means developers can seamlessly tap into big data from others and integrate the voice search technology into their own products.

Houndify is available to developers who work in iOS, Android, Windows, Unix and more, allowing them to build SoundHound’s “speech-to-meaning” technology into almost anything. Houndify is capable of combining voice recognition and natural language understanding, which makes for some mind-blowing capabilities. Just watch the video we made of Hound and tell me that’s not impressive.

Some big partners are already onboard with Houndify, including Expedia and Accuweather; these partners are providing their data and APIs to the Houndify platform, which will allow other developers to integrate them into their own services.

Now that the technology is publicly available to devs, performing voice searches could become much more intuitive.

“The necessary capabilities for this type of technology have historically been inaccessible, difficult to learn and prohibitive for mass adoption,” said SoundHound CEO Keyvan Mohajer. “For the first time, Houndify provides an easy way to create custom experiences using voice, while being platform agnostic and rapidly scalable.”

Check out the video above to see how this technology might change how you perform voice searches.

Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...