Iris for Android Siri Rival Now Integrates Friday, the Journal App
Iris is an app you’ve probably heard of, since it’s a Siri-like voice companion, that will answer almost any question, Well, the free software has been just updated to integrated Friday, a nifty journal app we detailed over here. Iris requires Android 2.2 and up to run and it takes up 1.2 MB of space.
Iris will respond to any question topic, from Mozart to stock prices and its makers see this as more than just a Siri clone. There’s a catch here: you need to have Voice Search and TTS library installed on your handset in order for Iris to work. Most handsets have these preinstalled, so there’s no problem. Iris allows you to have reminders about meetings, set alarms, call someone, text someone, search nearby, play music, ask about movie reviews and watch videos. The latter can be done with a command like “show me a video of cat singing” for example.
As far as Friday goes, this app runs in the background and it’s used to remember all the major events that happen on your handset. The permission screen will give you a hint on how much stuff the Diary actually monitors. The idea is to capture your life and a build a timeline of it, involving Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare and your Google account. You can get Iris with Friday from here.