IOS and Android are the two fastest-growing ecosystems that consist of millions of applications in their system. In 2019, over 4.5 million mobile apps were split between these ecosystems.
You will be surprised to know; that an all-new platform shift is happening right now. Like when mobiles were introduced, they didn’t replace the old systems but added a new case to the previous one; the new shift will also add an all-new issue to the old methods to interact with the latest technology.
By this time, you might have guessed what we will talk about! Yes, your assumption is correct! We are going to talk about AI assistants or voice assistants here. At the ground level, they use a voice interfacing system. These voice assistants are unique not because they are driven by voice but because they have a sound-enabling interface like your iPhone’s touch screen.
How mobile apps and voice apps are different from each other?
When working with the technology for Voice apps, we are often asked what the first app that brought a voice app or what was the life-changing app for the voice was? Here, by voice, we mean assistant. It made us think about the difference between voice platforms and voice apps. Are they identical, or are they not? We aim to present the significant difference between mobile and voice apps. We must mention here is that the no-single platform is complete in itself. No one is superior to others. But yes, they work in a very different ways and solve different purposes. Let’s see the difference between mobile apps and voice apps.
Mobile apps are learned by humans Vs. Voice Apps computers learn to talk to humans.
One of the most significant differences between mobile apps and Voice apps is that in the case of Mobile apps, Mobile interfaces are designed by engineers for computers, and humans need to learn to interact with the app. For example, when you buy a new phone, you need to know to use it, explore its functions, and over time, you learn everything about it. This is why the best mobile User Interfaces (UI) keep their general structure the same and bring some uniqueness, or we can say add a new feature so that the humans don’t feel that the system is complex. If Your UI changes every time, you may find it hard to communicate with your phone. This forces many renowned mobile companies to follow suit.
Voice User Interfaces (VUI), in the case of Voice apps, are different from mobile interfaces because it doesn’t teach humans but computers instead. Computers learn to interact with humans, which is a significant change in the technology world. Can you think of the last time you greeted your loved ones with the exact wordings that are used today- it is impossible? There are high chances that you welcome your friends and loved ones differently each time you meet them. This is why VUI can be anything but not uniform all the time. You can never expect a human to answer the same question all the time or greet someone in the same way. VUIs act fast and talk freely, just like humans with their ability to control themselves on the asked topics only.
Mobile apps are complex Vs. Voice apps are easier to design
It takes a lot of money to design and develop mobile apps. There are a lot of complexities and technicalities involved while creating a mobile app. This complexity forces engineers to design mobile apps, and the entire task becomes tougher.
Voice Apps, on the other hand, do not contain visuals or any complex front-end exposure, so making voice apps is a more straightforward affair. The platforms do all heavy tasks like the transition of languages and answering questions.
Mobile apps consume space Vs. Voice apps are cloud-based
Mobile apps accumulate a lot of space in your mobile phone. Every mobile app has features, graphics, images, and another attributes-all of this consumes a lot of space in your phone. Because of this, people prefer having only fewer apps on their mobiles.
Voice apps, on the other hand, do not occupy much space. The main advantage of voice apps is that they are cloud-based. They don’t entertain any physical space in your phone but can be easily accessed from the cloud. This technology saves a lot of freedom when a user is trying to use a service.
Mobile apps keep you engaged Vs. Voice apps are functional and fast.
Generally speaking, People living in North America spend at least 45-minutes a day on their mobile phones. This reason is mobile apps are designed to keep users engaged all the time.
On the other hand, voice apps are not designed to engage users but to solve some queries of the user. Voice apps are more of a functional app. For example, while ordering a pizza from Dominos, you don’t need to involve in a conversation with the seller. Just place your order via voice app, and you are good to go.