Cloud based solutions are providing impetus for mobile speech recognition platform sales, with revenue growth forecast at 68% through 2017, according to research.
“Reaching a varied group of developers working on different OS and hardware platforms makes cloud based solutions the optimum approach to enabling the masses,” said mobile devices, content and applications senior analyst Michael Morgan for market research company ABI Research, which authored the report. “It is the approach of using network based solutions that will drive the rapid increase in cloud based revenues.”
Historically, mobile speech recognition was delivered to consumers through relationships between device OEMs and platform vendors. The other route to the consumer came through virtual assistant applications that were often developed by the platform vendors. Smaller application development efforts lacked the resources and expertise to bring the benefit of speech recognition to their products. This dynamic has kept speech recognition trapped in functionally specific applications.
“Leveraging the cloud as a delivery mechanism, platform vendors can enable nearly any application developer that wishes to make its user interface experience more efficient,” adds mobile devices, content and applications senior practice director Jeff Orr. “ABI Research expects that consumers will first see the benefits of these efforts in mobile banking and retail applications.”