Windows Phone 7‘s voice capabilities were gifted via the software update to 7.5 (Mango), but what it lets you do isn’t quite on a par with Apple’s Siri. Thankfully new app Ask Ziggy looks to bridge that gap with some intelligent answers and the ability to quote Monty Python.
Ask Ziggy is a free app, so you can forgive it for not being the prettiest thing in the world, but it seems to work pretty well all the same. The speech recognition is in part handled by Nuance, which is the same tech that’s accessed by Siri.
As such, it’ll allow you to access information like weather and mathematical queries without having to dictate to it slowly and robotically. It’s also got a healthy appetite for geeky film trivia.
For instance, in the video below Ziggy is able to answer some general questions about Star Wars alongside some more deep and meaningful ones. The icing on the cake, though, is the app’s obvious appreciation for Monty Python and ability to quote from The Holy Grail. Check it out below: