Hound is Ready, Anytime!
After attracting over a million downloads on the Google Play store, Hound for Android has developed a strong, loyal following.
Hound, the fastest and most accurate voice assistant is now even easier to use. We’ve redesigned the app to include visual enhancements plus all-new features, all centered around convenience and usability. Here’s what’s new in Hound 2.0:
Our app interface has an improved look and feel. We’ve updated the navigation so the Hound button remains centered for one-tap access, and the keyboard stays handy on the right. You’ll also get:
Need help in a flash? Now you can quickly jump to many of Hound’s features like checking the weather, searching for a restaurant or sending a text through one-tap shortcuts.
You can now keep and easily access your search history all on one screen.
For those times when typing is better than speaking, we’ve made text input easier to use. You’ll now get:
Give our reimagined Hound 2.0 app a try and let us know what you think. We’re always making improvements based on your suggestions, and our goal is to make Hound your go-to voice assistant whenever and wherever you need it!
If you aren’t yet extending the voice experience from the resident voice assistant on your user’s mobile device to your own app, you are missing out on an opportunity to boost engagement, continue the hands-free experience, and add greater functionality to your app without increasing navigational difficulty.
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