DataBot Personal Assistant – a speaking virtual assistant
Apr 22, 2015 7:00 AM –
DataBot Personal Assistant aims to be your speaking virtual assistant helping you with performing tasks, gathering information and creating presentations. There plenty of features in this app so let’s dissect in this review!
Price: Free, Offers in-app purchases
Tested on: Samsung Galaxy S5
Pros & Cons:
- Ask and receive information, presentations, or request personal assistant to perform a smartphone task!
- Plenty of features broken into modules!
- Opinion: overly complex and can be more streamlined.
- Using upgrades are unclear.
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DataBot Personal Assistant allows you to speak voice commands or type them and it will speak the answers back as well as showing the information it gathers. For example, most times it displays the text but can show pictures or even package a “presentation” or collection of all the info it gathers. When first starting takes you through a very lengthy audible tour of all the features of the app.
Understanding the starting interface has Power (the percentage of modules loaded into memory), Level (total percentage of modules loaded), State (status) and XP (experience points earned daily for interacting with the virtual assistant). The more you interact with your bot the better it learns from you thus collecting more XP.
Much of the features are broken down by Modules:
- Basic: general info, help and tutorials.
- Secretary: manages tasks like alarms reminders, shopping lists, text and email commands.
- Person: ask DataBot about a notable person for information responses… i.e. “when was Albert Einstein born?”
- Character: creates brief presentations about notable fictional character.
- Film: creates brief presentations about notable movie or TV series.
- Joke: tells jokes.
- Horoscope: offers daily horoscopes.
- Dictionary: includes defining as well as synonyms, antonyms and more.
- Quote: motivational quotes and more.
- Riddle: various types of riddles.
- Book: brief presentations about notable book titles.
- Football Club & Football National: both have brief presentations about soccer.
- City & County: both have brief presentations about locations.
- News: latest news from various genres.
- Brain Train: includes math, visual and memory challenges.
In my opinion DataBot is overly complex and can be more streamlined. Taking cue from many of the mainstream virtual assistant apps like Google Now- whereas you can simply ask it something and get a response. If you require further help with commands then dig into a section for it. With DataBot it’s best to dig into a module and learn what and how you can say something to receive a response. DataBot will indeed inform you of possible mistakes it may make, however, I found one answer to be totally inaccurate and I’m not sure how to train it to get correct answers. Lastly, I purchased the full upgrade package, however, it’s unclear how I would apply them to my DataBot.
DataBot Personal Assistant – Droid
DataBot Personal Assistant – Modules
DataBot Personal Assistant – Manual Entry of Information
DataBot Personal Assistant – Person Information Module
DataBot Personal Assistant – Quote Module
DataBot Personal Assistant – Horoscope
DataBot Personal Assistant – Jokes
DataBot Personal Assistant – Presentations
DataBot Personal Assistant – Brain Training Module