KeenASR SDK for Web

Unlock the Power of On-Device Speech Recognition in Your Web Applications

Author: Ognjen Todic | June 22, 2023

We have been at the forefront of on-device speech recognition solutions, supporting iOS and Android platforms for the past seven years. Today, we are excited to announce the launch of our latest offering, the KeenASR SDK for Web. This powerful JavaScript library allows developers to integrate on-device speech recognition capabilities into web applications, unlocking a new level of interactivity and convenience.

KeenASR for Web stands apart from cloud-based systems by enabling speech data processing directly in the browser. This approach gives you full control over user privacy, scalability, and customization.

Improving Interactivity and Accessibility: Speech Recognition for Web Apps

Web applications have gained significant traction across the Educational Technology and Enterprise sectors due to their versatility and accessibility. With KeenASR SDK for Web, developers can leverage the power of speech recognition technology to enhance the interactivity of web apps, enabling users to engage naturally by using their voice.

Advantages of On-device Speech Recognition for Web Apps

One crucial benefit of web apps is their platform-agnostic nature, allowing users to access them from any device with a web browser. Additionally, web apps are highly scalable and cost-effective, eliminating the need for separate app development for each platform. This scalability makes web apps ideal for EdTech providers and Enterprises seeking to reach a wide audience. Furthermore, with HTML5, web apps can also operate in offline mode, allowing uninterrupted access to educational activities and content or voice-enabled frontline worker workflows even without an internet connection.

Web apps powered with on-device speech recognition ensure user privacy by not requiring speech data to be transferred to the cloud. Secondly, they overcome the challenge of spotty internet connectivity. By processing speech locally on the device, users can enjoy a responsive experience without hiccups caused by unreliable internet connections.

Additionally, on-device processing offers cost-effectiveness. You avoid additional server provisioning or usage-based costs as your user base grows. With KeenASR SDK for Web, you can achieve predictable costs that do not depend on usage or the number of users, making it a highly cost-effective solution for your voice web applications.

Addressing the Decline in Reading Scores: A Call for Innovative Solutions

The recent NAEP report revealed a concerning decline in reading scores for 13-year-old students. This finding emphasizes the urgency to find innovative solutions that can help reverse this trend and improve literacy outcomes.

We recognize the importance of addressing this challenge in education. A number of our customers are already providing iOS and Android apps that are helping children learn how to read or learn new languages; in the past few years, we have developed several features focused on this specific problem, including acoustic models optimized for childrens’ voices, goodness of pronunciation scoring, etc.

We hope that KeenASR SDK for Web will unlock additional opportunities for our current and new customers and play a pivotal role in improving literacy outcomes for young learners.

Unlock the Potential of KeenASR SDK for Web

Check out our initial demos to explore the capabilities of KeenASR SDK for Web. For developers interested in evaluating our technology, we offer a trial version of the SDK, allowing you to experience the full potential of KeenASR SDK for Web in your own development environment.

We provide professional services for SDK integration, proof-of-concept development, customization of language and acoustic models, and porting to custom hardware platforms.