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FlightStats Partners with SoundHound Inc. to “Houndify” Flight Information

Portland, OR. – December 16, 2015 – FlightStats, Inc., the leader in global flight information services, announces the delivery of real-time flight data to SoundHound Inc. to help power the world’s most advanced natural language voice technology platform, Houndify. Developers will be able to “Houndify” flight status data, i.e. get current flight status and terminal/gate information with natural language queries in any product, service, or device that they choose.

Houndify™, enables anyone to seamlessly create a smart, voice-enabled, conversational interface.

Houndify supports context and follow-up questions, such as the user’s location or previous queries, to support natural interactions. It also understands complex and compound queries, so multiple questions can be asked with results filtered all at once. The platform provides the easiest way to create custom experiences using voice, enables rapid development cycles, and offers the ability to scale faster than any other voice technology solution. Houndify is platform-independent, and provides software development kits (SDKs) across many popular operating systems and platforms, including iOS, Android, Windows, Unix, and Raspberry Pi, among others.

FlightStats data and information can be accessed by developers using Houndify by selecting our “domain” which is then incorporated into the developer’s product. This allows users to ask questions such as “Is my flight on time? What’s the departure gate and terminal for United flight 23? When will the Delta flight from London arrive?”

“Imagine you are driving to the airport or hustling through the terminal with your hands full and need to get flight status and gate information without stopping to look up and key in a flight number into a smartphone”, said David White, Chief Customer Officer at FlightStats. “By enabling the Flight Status domain within Houndify, users can simply state ‘I want to check the status of my flight’ and follow the conversation to narrow down their flight.  Or they can provide all the information they have at once such as ‘What’s the status of the flight that is leaving San Francisco and going to Chicago tonight at 10 pm’, and immediately get the proper response.”

In addition to FlightStats data, Houndify developers will also be able to access API data from these additional innovative launch partners that have expressed their commitment to the platform, with many future partnerships in the works:

  • Expedia: hotel, flight and vacation booking data
  • Sportradar: pre-match, live and post-match data for more than 30 sports
  • Xignite: deep stock market information
  • Accuweather: local weather information and forecasts
  • Open Exchange Rates: real-time currency exchange rates

Developers interested in exploring the Houndify platform can visit to sign up and learn more.

About SoundHound Inc.:

SoundHound Inc. turns sound into understanding and actionable meaning. We believe in enabling humans to interact with the things around them in the same way we interact with each other: by speaking naturally to mobile phones, cars, TVs, music speakers, coffee machines, and every other part of the emerging ‘connected’ world.  Our consumer product, Hound, leverages our Speech-to-Meaning technology to showcase a groundbreaking smartphone experience, and is the first product to leverage and showcase the Houndify platform. Our SoundHound product applies our technology to music, enabling people to discover, explore, and share the music around them, and even find the name of that song stuck in their heads by singing or humming. And through the Houndify platform, we empower developers to be part of the Speech-to-Meaning revolution. Mission: Houndify everything.

About FlightStats:

FlightStats provides data services and applications to customers serving the global travel ecosystem. The company has established a leadership position as a provider of real-time global flight and airport information, servicing airlines, airports, travel agencies, developers, consumers, and more.

The company delivers real-time global flight tracking and airport data that powers aviation operations and many of the world’s most popular consumer-facing travel applications. The company also provides web and mobile applications to the FlightStats community, helping travelers to better manage their travel day. FlightStats’ data is viewed by millions of people each month, and the company is constantly evolving to offer the best worldwide communication and tracking services to travelers via the airlines, airports, travel agencies, and developers who serve them.

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