• SIRI – $120,000,000 = Mitini

    by  • October 23, 2011 • Projects • 12 Comments

    UPDATE: When i made Mitini, it was a for-fun/learning experience/challenge for myself. I used free APIs available on the web to perform some functions and never intended or expected it to be used by so many people (im greatful for that!). But since, it has been used so many times, (in just the past 2 days, I have exceeded more 25 times my allotted MONTHLY API requests!!) the providers have blocked any more requests. Therefore, Mitini will not be able to function properly. I am very sorry for that but there is nothing I can do. They would like to discuss licensing of the API however I can’t afford it (student life :P ).


    When Apple demonstrated the SIRI on their iPhone 4s, I was pretty amazed – I mean, its crazy! Talking to an electronic device to make it do stuff! Now everyone can somewhat feel like Iron Man. I had heard about Siri before. It was an app on the App Store. Aftering google’ing ‘siri, I found out that it was actually acquired by Apple in April of 2010 for an estimated $120,000,000 dollars.

    That’s a lot of money!

    So i was wondering if i could make my own “Siri”. Looks like I somewhat can.

    I created QuikMath last year. It was a tiny application that used a bunch of web services’ APIs find data like weather, stats and do calculations. It was pretty much Siri without the scheduling task, voice control and witty comebacks. It was the perfect base!

    I took the core from QuikMath and started to play with it, and try to make it like Siri. One main to-do was, voice. Siri has voice! That was one of its greatest features – why type when you can talk?

    After combining the two, QuikMath’s data fetching and calculating engine and a voice recognition system, I had a somewhat Siri-like application. However answering questions wasn’t just enough. I had to make it cooler. I took QuikPlay – one of my favourite creations, and added it’s instant music playback features. I added more advanced voice commands such as searching for videos, reviews, or finding items on auction sites. Furthermore, after spending some time in Photoshop, I managed to create an ‘inspired’ UI as well.

    Finally, I gave it a name – Mitini. Here’s the demo:

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    12 Responses to SIRI – $120,000,000 = Mitini

    1. Mu
      November 2, 2011 at 7:06 pm

      Yes! I’ve been searching since announcement of the Iphone 4s for something like Siri functionality for my desktop pc that was NOT built in Windows Speech Recognition. Any chance of sharing the code for customization?

    2. Hamza
      November 9, 2011 at 3:50 pm

      Mate any plans on further improving on this, cause this is seriously Kick Ass!!!!

    3. Horace
      November 16, 2011 at 7:07 am

      Brilliant!! This is literally sweet

    4. Razyel
      November 22, 2011 at 1:48 pm

      I hardly wait to go home and test it… if it is as you say it is… than you are my new god…
      I’ll test it as i can, and report every bug at any time (that is if you still want to improve, and who know, if it’s worth it, i’ll even donate and i’m sure more will do the same only to encourage your work)

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    8. Jon Hartman
      April 3, 2012 at 11:49 pm

      This is a great piece of software and it has so much potential!!!! One thing I might suggest (and I’m no programmer), is to allow Mintini to run in the background and “listen” when you use a keyboard shortcut (ie: Ctrl+Alt, or Ctrl+L or Shift+Ctrl…). This would allow you to command Mintini while you are working in any program and would help me increase my productivity. Just a suggestion. :-)

      I would be more than happy to help out production by testing the software anyway I can!

    9. Carsten
      April 7, 2012 at 6:21 am

      Great thing!
      Only strange that I say smth, it writes it down … and replies Sorry, I didn’t get that… altho it got it :D

    10. Stoney
      June 4, 2012 at 4:41 am

      Hi buddy,
      I love the DLA, would you be able to make your project open source..your JARVIS version is by for the best Ive seen so far.. I would love to see it working 100%. Ive been trying to code something like this for ages but im just learning to code.
      thanks for sharing your work
      Kind Regards

    11. kishore
      August 23, 2012 at 2:25 pm

      hi.. iam unable to use mtini.. so how can i use it on my laptop..????

    12. irteza
      October 7, 2012 at 8:55 am

      i dont know how to download mitini , i get it from media fire i dont know the password. is there any other way of downloading it or getting the password

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