Yatra - Audio Search Experience
Yatra is back with a new experience of Search.
I was pleased to see how you could search flight using your voice. You simply click on Mic icon and allow microphone access from your browser. You immediately see a popup below mic icon and gives a hint on how to use audio search, for example - Please say something like this
“Flight for Delhi to Mumbai on Sunday”.
I tried with Mumbai to Chennai and it instantly fetched from and to cities and worked with 100% accuracy. I also said tomorrow and it auto selected 12th April as a departure date.
I was not even required to click on search. It automatically redirected to the list of flight options and you could still use your voice to filter out flight options. For example, you could filter flight by airlines or time.
It’s amazing. isn’t it?
For sure, it may take some time to use local language and use audio recognition techniques based on context. However, it can have multiple applications on various domains such as one can seamlessly book an appointment with doctor or one can even order food.