Monday, September 17, 2012

Simsimi - The robot app SHINee Jonghyun plays with! Also a language learning tool?

I've been meaning to blog about this app i've come across recently. The screenshot above was tweeted by Jonghyun from Shinee last night. Looks like he's having fun with the app too =) [Flirting with a robot lol]

Anyways you can download the app on to your smartphone, otherwise you can play with it online here

Simsimi is basically a little chicken(?) robot that learns different languages, through us users who teaches it how to responds. 
(It's a robot because it's not a person at the other end responding to you in live time) 

I should mention that, although this is a Korean app, there is a lengthy list of languages which you can easily switch around with. Since this app is not targeted at Koreans only, the language in which you choose to utilise the app with, Simsimi would have gain it's language skills from speakers of that region - which sort of make this app genius in my eyes. 

For most users, the 'Talk' option is probably the most utilised.
There you can ask random questions, and that little yellow guy responds accordingly. Some response can flow pretty smoothly, which makes it really cute.
If you click on the 'Quotes' option, you can view those who have shared their conversation. People can like it and thus, the popular category are often quite funny. 

For us language learners, this can be a fun way to test the waters on our acquired language ability. 
Type in random words and phrases, and see what pops up.
If your words don't make sense, or if people don't say certain things often in that language Simsimi will respond with "i have no response". 
I do warn, it's all in good fun. Don't take it too seriously. Cute robot. Probably sums it up.

1 comment:

  1. wow. i tried this out on my friend's iPhone, and it was so cute and funny. i wish i could download it onto my iTouch, but it doesn't work. :(
    Good thing it's on the Android Market (Play Store, i just looked it up)