Evi brings Siri-like functionality to iOS devices

If you think Siri’s a bit too snobbish for your liking (as in you don’t have an iPhone 4S), there’s a new digital assistant in town, and she’s not exclusive to only one iDevice. Meet Evi, the app that works on the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (iOS 4 and higher required) and Android phones.

Evi is the revolutionary artificial intelligence here to help with all of your everyday information needs.

Unlike a search engine, which simply looks for matching words and shows you a list of websites, Evi understands what you want to know and gives back exactly what you’re after.

Need to know where the nearest bank is? Not a problem. Going out for dinner but can’t decide where? She can help with that too. The more you ask, the more she will learn, and thus she is improving all the time.

Similar to Siri, you can ask it a bunch of questions, like “What’s the capital of Spain”, or “How many pounds are there in a kilogram”. Evi will even tell you where the nearest banks and restaurants are (local searches only supported in US and UK at the moment). What it won’t do however, is interact with your calendar, like set an appointment/reminder for a specific time/date.

Evi sells for $0.99, though due to overwhelming demand since its launch, users have been encountering the error message “I’m having trouble getting a response from my servers, please try again in a minute”. The developers behind Evi are well aware of the connection issues and are said to be working around the clock to better prepare it for the high volumes of incoming requests. For those of you who’re interested in checking out Evi, you may want to wait until their servers are able to handle the traffic before downloading the app. Twitter users can follow @EviKnows for the latest updates on when the all the kinks have been ironed out.

Evi True Knowledge, Evi, – $0.99

App Description

Say hello to Evi.

Evi is the revolutionary artificial intelligence here to help with all of your everyday information needs.

Unlike a search engine, which simply looks for matching words and shows you a list of websites, Evi understands what you want to know and gives back exactly what you’re after.

Need to know where the nearest bank is? Not a problem. Going out for dinner but can’t decide where? She can help with that too. The more you ask, the more she will learn, and thus she is improving all the time.

Life is simpler with Evi.

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On Monday 23rd the world learned about Evi and responded in a phenomenal way. To see how many people were excited by Evi and her app was overwhelming and hugely exciting for us. Unfortunately the enormous response was more than our servers were able to handle and so many users experienced connection problems.

Weíd like to say a massive thank you to everyone who downloaded the app, and to assure you that the team are working around the clock to get Evi back on her feet and ensure that she is better able to handle the huge number of people who wish to ask her questions.

So many thanks from everyone on the team, and Evi herself, for your patience and understanding.

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Features:
• Voice or text input – Chat to Evi in plain English and she will understand
• Local information for UK and USA – Shopping, news, dining and more. Evi knows where you are and gives answers based on your location
• One tap words – Allowing you to build your question super-fast
• Built in browser – No need to swap to a different browser, view web links within Evi’s app
• A learning and adapting intelligence – Rate Evi’s answers to help her learn more about the world
• More than a search engine – Evi takes the searching out of search, able to review and compare nearly a billion facts from her database to give you exactly what you need

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