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Eva for Android aka the Siri killer?

Thu, Feb 2, 2012

Android, Android App

Hello folks sorry for the delay on something new, but my military obligaitions have kept me busy the past few months. Today I want to tell you about Eva for Android. Since the latest iPhone came out with Siri I'm sure Android users have wondered is there anything just as good for me? Well I"m here to tell you that Eva does it better than Siri, and and is constantly receiving updates adding new features. Eva can handle just about most of your daily task and then some. (List Below) 

One of the cooler features I love is that you can set locations and based on those assign Eva task. Like "Eva put my phone on vibrate when I get to work" or have Eva automatically send your spouse a text when you get to work or any location you setup. With so many new features being added the possibilities are becoming endless. Eva was free for a while, but now it will cost you  $9.99 in the Android market, but I feel it is well work it. I also believe Eva does perform the best on higher-end/newer devices though. She works well on my HTC Evo 3D.


 

Activate just by shaking your phone

Announcing Incoming Calls

Expense reports – you can make quick reports as easily as saying something like 'lunch just cost me $20'. Then say 'list my expenses for this month'.

Flashlight – just say 'flashlight' and EVA will turn it on and say it once more and it's off.

Getting directions via Google Maps – Say 'get directions to John's house' or 'get directions to the nearest McDonald's'.

Getting Basic Stock Quotes – you can create a quick list of your portfolio and EVA can open Google finance to view the latest data.

Google Earth searches – say 'find New York City on Google Earth'.

Journal – Say 'create a new journal entry' and she'll prompt you for each sentence. Want to find one, just say 'what journal entries do I have for July' or 'Find journal entries containing breakfast'.

Loading Web pages or Bookmarks – this is absolutely the fastest way to get to your favorite web pages. EVA will allow you to create a bookmark to any web page. When you want to load it just say 'open my page'

Making Calls – Call John is all you need to say. If you have multiple numbers EVA will ask which one to use or you can say Call John's mobile number or Call John at home or get John on the phone.

Managing Contacts – EVA can search your contacts, display contact details, change the details all just by asking. 'Display John', 'change his home number to 555-555-1234', 'change his twitter id to @JohnTheExample', 'change his email to john at google dot com'. EVA can understand it all. Looking for a contact, just say 'Find contacts containing j o h' and EVA will list and read the names of all matches. From there you can select one of them and click on the number to dial it or the email to send a new email.

Managing Contact Groups - Need to group your contacts? Just say 'create new group my group' then 'include John', 'include Mary' and you are done. Want to email a group or text a group? Just say 'email my group' or 'text my group' and EVA will prompt you for the message.

Managing Lists - create lists and add items to quickly manage the things in your life.

Managing your Calendar – create events, search for events or create quick reminders. 'what's on my agenda for tomorrow'. Mapping addresses and locations-similar to directions but just displays the requested location.

Memos – create, delete, complete and search. Let EVA keep track of your notes.

Posting on Facebook – Fastest way to post a status update.

Sending and receiving Text Messages

Sending Email

Starting Applications – Open Facebook is all you need to say. EVA can open and app and assign custom words to any app.

Tell someone your location – via a Google map link

Tweeting – post a twitter update

Web Searches - simple as 'find pictures of kittens on Google'

Works with Bluetooth Headsets

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6 Responses to “Eva for Android aka the Siri killer?”

  1. Kevin Tea Says:

    Alvin, thanks for the heads up on this. I have tried Evi and was very underwhelmed. Hopefully this will fit the bill, off to check it out.
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  2. Ileane Says:

    Hi Alvin, you don’t need to apologize when you are serving for a worth while cause! Thank you for serving in the military.
    I think Eva is really neat and I’m glad that Android users have an alternative for Siri. Very cool!
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  3. Liane Markus Says:

    Good thing you have decided to share to us this video because it really helps a lot most especially when it come to informative blogs. I am sure many will be able to relate from this because of the way you explained it to us.
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  4. Faria Says:

    Hi,

    I might try eva some time, because its features seems interesting, and nice information for android users.

    thank you
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  5. David Says:

    Looks like a pretty cool app. I’ve used Vlingo before and it works pretty well (I especially like the drive feature) and on ICS (on my Galaxy Nexus) voice actions seems to do a decent job at getting most of my commands correctly. I’ll have to give Eva a shot and see how it compares. Thanks!

  6. nikki hill Says:

    I can’t wait for Eva to challenge Siri. We are the winners because we get more of this extra benefits to make our daily life in a non complicated way.
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