John Lynn recently let his geek flag fly, as he used new voice recognition software on his phone to create a blog post, while waiting for a flight.
I’m stuck on the tarmac in JFK airport thought I’d try see how the voice recognition work today to input on a mobile phone. Amazing thing is this is the first time I’ve used voice recognition on the Android S3 phone. It seems like a pretty good experience so far with voice even with a soft voice in an airplane it’s turning out quite well
As you are reading this, you can practically imagine John as his 13-year-old self, jumping in his seat to try out his new toy, as he talks his way through a blog post about the very dictation software he is using to create the post. A meta-moment McLuhan would relish.
Although it was well past my 13th one, I recently purchased a Kindle Fire HD for my (number-mumbled-hastily-under-my-breath) birthday and am just as giddy as I was back in the day when I got a component stereo system from my folks. While a laptop is always within reach, I find myself using the tablet more, consuming more content on it, and much to my wife’s and bank account’s chagrin, purchasing more content. I have become an App addict. I know I have a problem, because I check for new free Apps two, three times a day. I download apps I know I won’t like just so I can go in and “clean up” my apps, clearing space for new ones. This is not sane behavior…
I am starting to notice which apps are well designed for a tablet vs. a phone, which apps look great but function poorly, and which ones will keep both me and my 8-month-old occupied (Agent P to the rescue). The apps I like the most are the ones where it is clear that design and functionality are focused on equally throughout their production process. I have been particularly impressed with Reuter’s news app in the formats and methods used to keep me informed on national and global news. And with each day of usage, I become more and more convinced the “mobile”-i-zation and “app”-i-zation of healthcare will profoundly change the way patients and providers interact.
The usability of apps in a mobile healthcare setting will be a point of discussion at the upcoming HIMSS Virtual Briefing, “The Mobile User Experience, Usability and Design: Impact on Chronic Care.” Andre Black, Chief Creative Officer at Medullan, focuses his presentation on the usability of medical apps, including a discussion of a recent whitepaper, “Selecting a Mobile App: Evaluating the Usability of Medical Applications,” produced in partnership with mHIMSS.
So, fellow geeks, what technology are you geeking out on now? And more importantly, can I borrow it for a little bit?