Here is a roundup of our current projects and how they relate to upcoming products:
For Galaxy S5 – we are excited to see the announcement of the next Galaxy series phone. I carry one, and I hope you do too. The S5 has a slightly larger screen that is a lot higher resolution, latest KitKat Android, fingerprint scanner, better battery. Here’s Samsung’s official page.
Look for CompanionLink 6.0 to fully support Office 365 and Outlook 2013 sync to Galaxy S5 and all related Samsung phones; Active, Zoom, Mini, Mega, Light.
Before April, DejaOffice will support the fingerprint unlock, particularly for our encrypted mode which uses high level encryption to lock your contact and calendar data.
Also before April DejaOffice will be getting some new usability features; a side-menu for quicker app switching, and better integration with KitKat notifications. Some of these require KitKat or higher OS version. Some features will also be available for lower versions. The new release will get a new version number DejaOffice 3.0.
We are about to release DejaVoice. This is a voice dictation system that is intended for voice command, and voice readback. DejaVoice is a standalone system. You can use it like a dictation machine where you speak what you would like to write. DejaVoice is suited to voice editing, where it automatically reads back content, and you can modify it on the fly. Also coming in March is DejaVoice Translate, where you speak in one language, and it reads back in another. This is to assist in communication while traveling. Finally, DejaVoice is also suited for communication for hearing impaired and speaking impaired. Using the dictation and readback systems separately gives touch based controls to create verbal input and output to assist people to function more smoothly.
With DejaVoice launched as a standalone product, look for it to be integrated into DejaOffice. This is the promise (and failure) of Siri to be a verbal IO system for a CRM product. Look for a command engine to handle “what are my tasks today?” and also the ability to add, change, delete records, to sent notices to attendees, to quickly map the next appointment and launch directions.
Voice commands and CRM together speak a lot to Google Glass, Ford Sync, and other automobile and wearable systems. The integration of your own contact list and schedules make it natural to want to send out messages, reorganize tasks, dictate letters, and make project notes all while sitting in traffic with both your hands on the steering wheel. This is our main goal for 2014 is to integrate all these systems with our realtime DejaCloud Sync which supports PC and Cloud destinations like Salesforce, Outlook, Lotus Notes, Act! and Goldmine.