Here comes Cluzee, a third-party app considered by some to be Siri’s first real competition. BGR had a nice writeup, coining the app as “a Siri-like service that includes capabilities even more impressive than Siri in some cases.”
ExtremeTech, however, highlighted that the app could only recognize one out of five popular Siri commands successfully — which does not bode well for an app that is trying to position itself as a more-capable Siri alternative.
IntoMobile probably had the most telling stat of them all:
Be warned, there are currently 133 1-star ratings out of a total of 241, so Cluzee may have some improvements to make.
We all realize it’s a rush to get the best Siri alternative to market, but so far, many have tried and many have massively failed. If the ratings are any indication, Cluzee looks to have the features but simply lack the functionality.
App developers also have to be wondering if Siri is too established to be overtaken. What if the key to beating Siri is not to build a better Siri, but build a better voice-activated app that serves a different purpose?
Then again, Android users probably want to see a Siri clone on their OS sooner than later. It seems that Cluzee has a lot of work to do before they are even mentioned in the same breath as Siri. Perhaps the winner here is a company that won’t rush their app to market for the sake of getting it out.