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Evaluating Whisper's Spoken Language Identification capabilities

Our experiments with evaluating the Spoken Language Identification (SLID) capabilities of the Whisper ASR model and comparing it with CLSRIL-23

September 25, 2022
Harikrishnan C
Slang Voice Assistants vs Voicebots Banner

Voice Assistants vs Voicebots - Are Voice Assistants Truly Superior?

Do Voice Assistants truly offer benefits that make it worth integrating over a Voicebot? Well, read this blog post and find out for yourselves!

December 3, 2021
Anirudh Bhat
Voicebots - Giving Voice to Chatbots, IVRs, or Apps?

Voicebots - Giving Voice to Chatbots, IVRs, or Apps?

Curious about Voice Tech? Ever wonder what exactly a Voicebot is? Well then, this blog post might just be perfect for you. Read on to learn more!

November 25, 2021
Anirudh Bhat
Slang Labs Speech Recognition Engine

Slang Labs launches its own Speech Recognition Engine

We launched our very own in-house Speech Recognition Engine to give users the Voice experiences they deserve.

November 9, 2021
Kumar Rangarajan
Voice Assistant SKU Training Simplified - The What, Why, and How of it all.

Voice Assistant SKU Training Simplified - The What, Why, and How of it all.

An in-depth analysis of what Voice Assistant SKU training entails, why it is crucial, and how we at Slang Labs make it simple.

October 28, 2021
Anirudh Bhat
Slang In-App Voice Assistant vs Google Voice Search Main Image

Slang Retail Assistant Better than Google Voice Search - A Benchmarking Report Analysis

We're frequently asked by our customers, "How does Slang Retail Assistant compare to Google Voice Search?" so we ran a benchmarking test where we compared their performances. Read this blog post for a quick summary!

September 9, 2021
Giridhar Murthy

Software Architecture Design and Engineering at a Startup

How to mitigate challenges in designing software at an early-stage startup

July 28, 2021
Satish Chandra Gupta
Google backs Slang Labs

Google says namaste to Slang Labs via Google Assistant Investments program

Slang Labs becomes one of the first players in the In-App Voice Assistant space globally to be backed by Google

July 16, 2021
Kumar Rangarajan
Flipkart's Voice Assistant In their Online Shopping App

Voice Assistant in Mobile Apps: Flipkart

An In-depth analysis of the performance and end user experience of Flipkart's multilingual Voice Assistant available currently inside their flagship Android app.

June 18, 2021
Deepak Nahar
Top 6 e-commerce apps with in-app voice assistants

Why are all the top e-commerce apps in India adding Voice Assistants to their apps?

How are top brands using Voice Commerce to break the digital barriers for the Next Billion Users.

June 3, 2021
Kumar Rangarajan
slang vs google

Slang vs Google: Which provides the best Voice Search experience for e-commerce apps?

Slang Voice Search vs Google Voice Search - Which provides the best Voice Search experience for e-commerce apps?

May 18, 2021
Kumar Rangarajan
Add voice commands to android applications

Add Voice Commands to Android Apps

A guide to add voice commands to mobile applications.

April 21, 2021
Anshaj Khare
JioMart's Voice Assistant for Retail Shopping

Voice Assistant in Apps: Jio Mart

An in-depth analysis of voice assistants and search functionalities in JioMart application that aims to improve the shopping experience of users.

April 19, 2021
Vinayak Jhunjhunwala
what is user research

What is User Research?

The first of 6 blogs where we set the stage for understanding what user research is and why a company like Slang is interested in it.

April 9, 2021
Anuradha Rajkumari
A hand worker's tale

A Hand Worker’s Tale

Why and how we implement a lot of manual work to create the best e-commerce catalog in our domains

March 4, 2021
Lohith V
Layer your cache system like a wedding cake

Layer your cache system like a wedding cake

How we used a series of caches to decrease inference latencies

February 26, 2021
Mohsin Mumtaz
Udaan B2B Voice Assistant by Slang Labs

Voice Assistant in Apps: Udaan B2B Marketplace App

An in-depth analysis of how Slang's voice assistant in Udaan app helped them make their app's user experience better for Tier 2, 3 and beyond cities.

February 17, 2021
Deepak Nahar
Slang CONVA, the world's first Voice Assistant as a Service platform to help retail, e-commerce and pharma apps integrate assistants.

Introducing Slang CONVA

The world’s first Voice Assistants as a Service platform.

February 12, 2021
Kumar Rangarajan
Semi automated improvements and self healing for templates

Slang Blueprints: A feedback loop for continuous learning

A case for semi-automated feedback for template improvements

January 31, 2021
Ved Mathai
Slang Blueprints: Heuristics for the semi-automated feedback system

Slang Blueprints: Heuristics for the semi-automated feedback system

Detail description of the heuristics for the semi-automated feedback system

January 31, 2021
Ved Mathai
Slang in 2020: Year in Review | A Snapshot

Slang in 2020: Year in Review | A Snapshot

Taking a snapshot of all the things we achieved in 2020. Evolution to VAaaS, CoVid19 Voice Tracker, marquee customers, bummers along the way, Slang family grew and a crazy webinar. But Dil Maange more? Check out the insights from the voice and eCommerce industry.

December 22, 2020
Kumar Rangarajan
Complexities in building an In-App Voice Assistant vs Slang Method

Complexities in building a custom In-App Voice Assistants

Want to build a custom Voice Assistant for your app? Do NOT build one from scratch. It's harder than it looks

December 2, 2020
Kumar Rangarajan
Bharat Bhasha stack

Indic Language Stack for Voice Assistants and Conversational AI

Bhārat Bhāṣā Stack will catalyze Voice Assistant and Conversational AI innovations for vernacular Indic languages as India Stack did for FinTech.

September 25, 2020
Satish Chandra Gupta
Voice Assistants in Ecommerce Apps Webinar

Voice Assistants in Ecommerce Apps | Panel Discussion hosted by Slang Labs

An insightful panel discussion on Voice Assistants in eCommerce Apps with the top players of the Ecommerce Industry who have built and added custom voice assistants to their apps.

September 21, 2020
Ria Malik
Providing Voice Assistants as a Service to enable Voice Augmented eXperience in your android and web apps

VAX to VaaS — Our journey in improving Customer Adoption of Voice Assistants

With our VaaS model built on top of our VAX platform, we provide domain specific voice assistants out of the box, with integration time of just few hours to enable Voice Augmented eXperience in Apps.

August 18, 2020
Kumar Rangarajan
Vitual meeting where people are having fun

Bringing camaraderie back to virtual meetings

This is how we came up and implemented engagement activities at Slang Labs to make long boring meetings, engaging again. How do you bring back the camaraderie, jokes and fun in the virtual meeting? Here is what worked for us.

August 11, 2020
Vinayak Jhunjhunwala
How the Slang assistant builder works

How does the assistant builder work?

Go in-depth into understanding how the assistant builder works. Blog 4 of the assistant builder series.

August 5, 2020
Ved Mathai
Trainman worked with Slang Labs to enable Voice Assistant in the app

Voice Assistant inside Apps: Trainman

Understand the nuances behind enabling voice search inside Trainman with Slang Travel Assistant, a multilingual accurate in-app voice assistant for travel apps.

August 5, 2020
Ria Malik
Why Assistant builder is more valuable than packed solutions

Assistant Builder vs. Building from Scratch

Reasons why the Slang's assistant builder is more valuable than packaged solutions or solutions built from scratch. Part 3 of Assistant Builder series.

August 4, 2020
Ved Mathai
Slang’s Assistant Builder - helps you forget about intents and entities

Slang’s Assistant Builder - helps you forget about intents and entities

Using Slang's Assistant is an abstraction over intents and entities, which helps users set up the assistant without needing to understand too many NLP concepts. Part 2 of Slang Assistant blog series.

August 3, 2020
Ved Mathai
Understanding the basic terminologies of NLP

Natural Language Processing for Voice Assistants 101

NLP is a critical component for building voice and conversational assistants. Deconstruct the basic terminologies of NLP in this blog. Part 1 of Slang Assistant blog series.

August 2, 2020
Ved Mathai
How are eCommerce apps enabling Voice

Voice to Cart  | Powering your eCommerce app with Voice

Voice shopping is here. Many large players like Amazon, Flipkart, Big Basket and Jio have started experimenting with it. Here are the key ways in which e-Commerce players can powering their user's online shopping journey with Voice.

July 18, 2020
Kumar Rangarajan
In depth analysis of Voice search in mobile apps

In Depth analysis of Voice Search in Mobile Apps - Everything you need to know!

Search is instrumental on the internet. Voice as a medium of interaction with it has grown significantly. Mobile and web apps too have many similar search characteristics, that would benefit from in-app Voice Search and improve overall customer experience.

May 15, 2020
Kumar Rangarajan
CoVid19 Dashboard with Voice Search

India's First CoVid19 Tracker with Voice Search

We created a CoVid19 Dashboard with Voice Search. We made this to make sure emergent users like our parents and relatives can get trustworthy data on CoVid19 via voice in either English or Hindi. This blog describes the idea behind it and the process of creation

April 27, 2020
Vinayak Jhunjhunwala
Amazon added Voice Assistant in Amazon India shopping App

Voice Assistant in Mobile Apps: Amazon Shopping

An In-depth analysis of the multilingual Voice Assistant inside Amazon's Android app and it's user experience aspects

April 3, 2020
Vinayak Jhunjhunwala
Python Microservices

Python Microservices, Part 4: API, Object, and Storage Data Models

Design API data model for communicating with the service, object model for the application logic, and storage model for persisting the data.

March 31, 2020
Satish Chandra Gupta
Python Microservices Effective canonical logging

Python Microservices, Part 3: Effective Canonical Logging across Services

Learn how to design, implement, test and configure canonical logging across microservices using Python and Tornado web framework.

March 15, 2020
Satish Chandra Gupta
Python Microservices Build and test REST endpoints

Python Microservices, Part 2: Build and Test REST endpoints with Tornado

Learn to implement Tornado HTTP endpoints as a layer on business logic. Tune it to assist debugging, and write unit and integration tests.

March 11, 2020
Satish Chandra Gupta
Women of Slang

Women of Slang

On this International Women’s Day, we honour women of Slang who work behind the shadows and keep everyone going.

March 10, 2020
Vinayak Jhunjhunwala
Python Microservices Choices concepts and setup

Python Microservices, Part 1: Choices, Key Concepts, and Project setup

Evaluate languages and frameworks, learn asyncio and layered design, and setup lint, test, code coverage tooling from the very beginning.

February 24, 2020
Satish Chandra Gupta
Speech recognition with Python

Speech Recognition with Python

Comparing 9 most prominent alternatives.

February 14, 2020
Satish Chandra Gupta
A rearview mirror look

2019 — A rearview mirror look

Stepping back to look over ourselves. A new roof over our head. An emerging community & more.

January 28, 2020
Kumar Rangarajan
MyJio Android App Screenshot for Voice Search

Voice Assistant in Mobile Apps: My Jio

This blog is an in-depth analysis of voice assistant functionality in MyJio application and its performance from the lens of Voice Augmented Experience..

January 17, 2020
Vinayak Jhunjhunwala
Python Transcriber

How to build Python transcriber using Mozilla DeepSpeech

Transcriber with PyAudio and DeepSpeech in 66 lines of Python code.

January 15, 2020
Satish Chandra Gupta
VoiceTech India

Kicking off VoiceTech India Community

VoiceTech India's aim is to get everyone working in Voice technology in India under one umbrella community called VoiceTech India to grow the Voice Ecosystem in India. An initiative by Slang Labs.

December 19, 2019
Vinayak Jhunjhunwala
Product updates july-october 2019

Product Updates → July-October 2019

We have some huge product updates - Release of Slang's WebSDK, Improved NLP Engine, Improved Scalability, Multiple Geolocations and Improved Discovery

November 8, 2019
Vinayak Jhunjhunwala
Home screen of Paytm App with Voice Feature

Voice Search in Mobile Apps: Paytm Travel

In this week's 'Voice Search in Mobile Apps', we break down the voice search feature in 'Paytm Travel' section of the Paytm app, owned by One97 Communications.

October 21, 2019
Vinayak Jhunjhunwala
Starting with Android

Starting with Android — The How, What and Where

A collection of resources that you need to get started with learning Android. These resources will help you understand the basic concepts of Android.

September 30, 2019
Anshaj Khare
YouTube Voice visual in its android app

Voice Assistant in Mobile Apps: YouTube

An in-depth analysis of voice search functionalities in the YouTube application and its performance from the lens of Voice Augmented Experience.

September 21, 2019
Vinayak Jhunjhunwala
Gaana Mobile Logo for Voice Search

Voice Search in Mobile Apps: Gaana

This blog is an attempt to perform in-depth analysis of voice search functionality in Gaana application and review their overall Voice Search Experience.

September 11, 2019
Vinayak Jhunjhunwala
Deep diving in linguistics and localization

Deep-diving in Linguistics and Localization

Different cultures have a different way in which they use their language, Linguistics highlights these cultural nuances. My key takeaways from Joseph Tyler's talk on linguistics and localization at Voice Summit 2019

September 4, 2019
Vinayak Jhunjhunwala
Voice Summit 2019

Recap of Voice Summit 2019

My experience and key takeaways attending Voice Summit 2019. Hopefully you will have as much fun reading it as I did attending it :-)

August 27, 2019
Vinayak Jhunjhunwala
People heading out for User Research

Does Voice Augmented eXperience in apps help emergent users? — A field research report

Slang Labs and Srishti Institute of Art and Design jointly carried out User Research to find out -- does Voice Augmented eXperiences actually help the Next Billion Users or emergent users to complete their tasks faster and better.

July 29, 2019
Vinayak Jhunjhunwala
Product updates June 2019

Product Updates — June 2019

We have been making a lot of improvements to Slang by continuously releasing new features. Here are some of the cool new features we released in the past three months - New Translucent UI, List Processing and of course Dark Mode.

June 6, 2019
Kumar Rangarajan
Slang at Google IO 2019

What were the key takeaways from Google IO’19?

Being at IO is an immensely rich experience than remotely watching. This is where Giridhar shares his on premise experiences.

May 29, 2019
Giridhar Murthy
HCI 2018

Slang Visits … HCI India 2018

Sharing our experience of participating in HCI (Human Computing Interface) India 2018 conference

April 6, 2019
Ved Mathai
Bharat NLP series

Slang Visits… BHARAT NLP series by Niti Aayog

Slang had the opportunity to represent industries at large at BHARAT NLP series organized by Niti Aayog and IIC, University of Chicago.

April 6, 2019
Ved Mathai
Experience Fridays at Redd Experience Design

Slang Visits … Experience Fridays at Redd Experience Design

Slang Labs visited Redd Experience Design and conducted a workshop on Voice Augmented eXperiences(VAX).

April 6, 2019
Ved Mathai
Voice and Touch together at SlangLabs

What are Voice Augmented eXperiences?

VAX or Voice Augmented eXperience is the concept of augmenting or enhancing an existing experience (usually GUI and/or touch-based app) with voice.

March 10, 2019
Kumar Rangarajan
Voice and GUI The Marriage that works

Voice + GUI = The marriage that works!

Kumar talks about the magic, if Voice & GUI are brought together in current times.

March 6, 2018
Kumar Rangarajan
Hello Namaste

Hello, नमस्ते, ನಮಸ್ಕಾರ, வணக்கம்

If Slang sounds interesting to you and you’d like to explore the possibility of adding this support to your application.

September 26, 2017
Kumar Rangarajan
Slang Labs Logo

Slang Labs provides accurate and multilingual in-app voice assistants. These voice assistants can be used out of the box for android and web apps with just a few lines of code.