Cross Platform and Native Apps Can Speak and Listen with Latest Chant Tools

Chant Developer Workbench 2023 accelerates speech technology integration for cross platform and native apps

Los Angeles, California, March 27, 2023—Chant Inc., a leading independent vendor of speech and natural user interface technology tools and class libraries, announced today availability of a new version of its flagship toolset for developing software that speaks, listens, and interacts with users.

Chant Developer Workbench is comprised of essential tools and class libraries for integrating speech and NUI technology. It provides an IDE for developing and interactively testing speech and natural user interface technologies. Developers can manage conversations, grammars, movement, profiles, lexicons, speech, and text-to-speech markup directly within application software they develop and deploy using prebuilt class libraries.

"Cross platform and native apps face daunting challenges working divergent platform APIs," said John Earle, president and founder of Chant Inc. "With Developer Workbench 2023 class libraries, applications can listen and speak with common and familiar services across various programming languages and platforms."

New key features and capabilities provided by Chant Developer Workbench 2023 include:

  • Updated support for Acapela, Cepstral, CereProc, Dragon NaturallySpeaking, Microsoft Windows Media (WinRT and UWP), Microsoft SAPI5, System.Speech, Microsoft.Speech, and Microsoft Speech Platform speech technologies.
  • .NET assemblies for .NET Framework (4.5+), .NET Core (3.1), and .NET (5.0, 6.0, 7.0).
  • Java JAR libraries for JDKs 1.8, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, and 19.
  • Updated Visual Studio, RAD Studio, JDK (Eclipse, NetBeans, et. al.), Android Studio, and Xcode (Objective-C and Swift) sample projects for rapid application development.

US Pricing and Availability

Chant Developer Workbench 2023 can be ordered today. Pricing is $999 per developer and includes the Chant Developer Workbench interactive environment, a license for Audio Search 4, GrammarKit 9, KinesicsKit 7, LexiconKit 9, ProfileKit 9, SpeechKit 12, SpeechManager 3, Talk&Listen 4, VoiceMarkupKit 9 and VoiceXMLKit 6. For more information about features and pricing, visit

About Chant

Chant Inc. is a leading provider of software and services that help organizations gain competitive advantage with speech and natural user interface technology. Chant is the first company to provide engine-independent middleware for developing desktop, embedded, and telephony applications that use speech and NUI technology. For more information, please visit

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