I have been playing with Iris for days now and I find the app pretty entertaining. \u00a0Iris is like Siri, but for Android devices.\u00a0 The name is SIRI in reverse, so you know that the app is really trying to be like Siri and the developers are obviously flaunting this fact. There are many apps that imitate Siri and almost all of them are quite frustrating.\u00a0 They are buggy, clunky, and lack the features that made Siri a hit on the iPhone 4S. \u00a0Iris is so far the best Siri-wannabe I have ever used.\u00a0 It is still on Alpha stage so it\u2019s bound to get better over time. Iris is from the developer Dexetra, but the app is made possible in collaboration with ChaCha, Kiip, World Weather Online, Yahoo Finance, YouTube, Bing, DuckDuckGo and Twitter. \u00a0To be able to us the app, you have to have internet connection either through Wi-Fi or 3G. Iris has a lot of features and does a lot of stuff that Siri is able to do.\u00a0 Of course the main feature of Iris is voice search, which is done by simply asking Iris your questions.\u00a0 It\u2019s quite effective with search, and almost all the time, it turns in relevant answers.\u00a0 For the list of features, here are the things Iris can do: \tCall someone (can you please call ____) \tText someone (send a text to _____) \tSearch nearby establishments (find me a nearby coffee shop) \tPlay music (play the song ______) \tAsk movie reviews (should I watch the movie ________) \tWatch videos (show me a video of ________) \tFind news (what is the news about ________) Iris does these stuff quite effectively, although with respect to finding establishments, it\u2019s obviously not meant for establishments in the Philippines.\u00a0 The voice recognition on Iris is quite impressive especially if you are talking in a quiet environment. \u00a0In terms of percentage, I'd say it gets what you're saying 90% of the time. \u00a0You have to have an American accent though, otherwise the app will not be able to effectively do the tasks. \u00a0The app proved to be helpful when you\u2019re inside a car driving or whenever you are otherwise preoccupied and just need someone to do the searching or typing or dialing for you. The UI for Iris is well designed.\u00a0 It looks good and quite honestly, it appears to be designed for Ice Cream Sandwich as the blue theme is obviously ICS inspired. \u00a0You use Iris the way Siri is used. \u00a0There's a button at the bottom which you press when you want to interact with Iris.\u00a0 The app has a few settings adjustments, one for enabling question playback, one for enabling answer playback and one for network timeout. Here are screenshots of the app. \u00a0 The app is not a resource hog and works even on lower end Android phones.\u00a0 I have seen it used on an LG Optimus One and it\u2019s just as fast and as effective.\u00a0 Just like Siri, Iris is also quite funny at times.\u00a0 Look at these answers I got to some of the questions I asked Iris.\u00a0 Iris is already a good app at this point and what's impressive is it\u2019s only on Alpha build.\u00a0 I can\u2019t help but be excited for the developers as it appears that this is the first real answer to Apple\u2019s Siri. \u00a0Of course it's not a "true" assistant the way Siri is but it has the potential to be. If you\u2019re on Android, download Iris now from the Android Market.\u00a0 You\u2019ll enjoy it.