Vlingo Not Giving In To Google

Before Google released Voice Actions for Android, Vlingo was the only app that supported voice commands on Android phones. When I heard about Voice Actions I wondered what that meant for Vlingo, which was charging $10 for their app. The first thing Vlingo did was to stop charging for their app, and you can now get it for free from the Android Market. One might expect that Vlingo would give up developing their app given the threat of competing with Google, but to their credit they have decided to compete and add more features.

Today Vlingo announced a new version that enables you to check-in to Foursquare simply by launching the program and saying, “Check in to Ford Field.” The new version also supports updating status information to Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare. For an overview of the changes, watch the following video: