True Knowledge, the developers of Evi, have managed to pull their act together in the past few days by expanding their server power. The Siri clone now delivers answers to all types of questions with fewer connection errors.
Put in the simplest way possible, Evi is a Siri replica which answers your queries based on Nuance voice recognition and core semantic search technology.
The iOS app was launched to market a couple of weeks ago. Because of the unexpected popularity, it received quite a bit of backlash from iPhone users and the tech blogosphere for its inability to deliver on demand.
True Knowledge apologized for the lackluster experience but promised to get Evi back on her feet in the quickest time possible.
Tests carried out by us can now confirm that Evi is rapidly improving. While the service doesn’t deliver a 100% Siri experience, it’s certainly the next best thing at the moment.
There are still some bugs to iron out, but the app now fulfills most queries. The connection to the True Knowledge servers is also less fragmented now.
“We don't want Evi to just work OK,” the company said in a recent blog entry. “We don't want her to merely ‘cope’. We want her to FLY! As such the team are continuing to scale up the server capacity so there will be continual improvements in the days ahead.”
The company has prepared an update for the iOS app, which means there was some “local” adjusting to be done as well - not just on the server side.
“An update is pending for iOS,” reads another blog entry from True Knowledge. “There are delays with pushing updates to the App Store as all need to process through the App Store review process which is outside of our control,” the company explains, adding that they’ve ordered new hardware “to bring a bevy of new servers online.”