Imagine being able to fully control popular Apps and phone functionality with just your voice. By just giving voice commands, you can:
What is the app called?
A new mobile app named ‘Louie Voice Control’ created by Pramit Bhargava has been developed for blind and visually impaired people. It enables visually impaired users to use popular apps with just voice commands.
What are some of the functions of the app?
Booking a Taxi
Enjoy your favourite videos
Send Text or Audio Messages, Share Audio & Video, Make Audio & Video Calls
Fully Manage your Contacts & Make Phone Calls
Save new contacts, edit, delete & block contact number.
What was the inspiration for the app?
Once, while seeking help from a sighted friend to book Uber, Pramit got an idea. His friend kept asking him questions to make selections in the app. In a couple of minutes, the booking was done. “I wondered how empowering it would be for visually impaired people if the phone features were to be read out,” says Pramit who has been working on the app for the past three years. The name Louie was taken from Louis Braille, inventor of Braille.
What apps does Louie support?
Louie supports Uber, WhatsApp, YouTube, Contacts, phone calls and even text messages.
Can this app also be used by other users?
This accessibility app is not limited to visually impaired people and can be used by anyone. Louie is an accessibility App and can be used by all voice-lovers including but not limited to visually impaired, blind, motor-disabled, elderly, people with limited manual dexterity and anyone that likes hands-free interaction with their devices.
Is the Louie Voice Control app currently available?
‘Louie Voice Control’ which is currently in beta stage is free to install, on Android 7 or later devices from the Play Store.