VoiceDial is out - but is it worth it?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by RealEvil, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. RealEvil macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    I am considering buying this app. It allows voice dial via pre-recorded tags (i.e. you assign a voice clip to a contact, launch the app, say the same thing as you said in the clip and bingo...).

    But, even if this bit works - which it probably does - can I initiate voice dialing via a bluetooth headset? I guess not... which means to use this app you probably have to launch the app via the iphone every time. Which sucks if you are in a car/have the phone in your pocket.

    Has anyone bought it yet?
     
  2. Mike2128 macrumors 6502

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    I just bought it. It works really well for what it is, but like you said does not integrate Bluetooth so you do have to tap the icon. What I am upset about though is that the screenshot in the App Store clearly depicts a Home Button setting in Preferences, but this is not in the app. Maybe in a future update, but it's quite misleading to advertise a feature that isn't present when you're dropping 25 bucks on it.
     
  3. RealEvil thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yikes. So in the ad you can double tap the Home button to launch the app?

    So when do you think you will use it? Without bluetooth headset integration I cannot see too much point :-(
     
  4. Mike2128 macrumors 6502

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    Well that's what I assume the setting is for. That'd make it very handy.

    I'm sure I'll use it while it's on my car mount, much like I do for now. It'll just be easier now to tap once instead of multiple taps.
     
  5. Roller macrumors 68020

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    If you leave the app running and sleep the iPhone, what state is the program in when you wake the iPhone? Is it ready to listen and respond to a dialing command, or do you have to swipe to unlock the iPhone first?
     
  6. Mike2128 macrumors 6502

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    You have to swipe to unlock. When you do, it's ready to go again.
     
  7. pianoplayer1 macrumors 6502

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    report a problem and ask for a refund - they almost certainly will give u ur money back.
     
  8. Roller macrumors 68020

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    The reviews (11 the last I checked) are negative, although most were written by people who hadn't used the app and were complaining about the price.

    I agree that $25 is a lot for functionality that should have been included with the iPhone. But I might still pay that if Voice Dial lets me make a call in my car by pressing the top button and swiping.
     
  9. Roller macrumors 68020

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    A few more reviews in the app store this morning, including a couple of positives and more complaints about the price. If people are complaining now, wait until the dev increases the price on August 1, as they've announced. :)
     
  10. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    $25 for a voice dialling application is insane. The whole iPod Touch 2.0 update was only $10...

    If the developer doesn't increase it by a negative amount on August 1st that is going to be a total joke.
     
  11. sunfast macrumors 68020

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    At that money I'd rather let apple come up with a completely integrated solution or not bother with it
     
  12. ejrizo macrumors 6502

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    i wasnt even a fan of it when it was free on jailbroken phones.
     
  13. Mike2128 macrumors 6502

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    I agree that $25 is pretty steep, especially compared to what other apps priced lower are offering, but at the same time, I paid $600 for my first iPhone and $300 for this one. I figured spending a bit in the app store to make my "perfect" phone would be fine.
     

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