Matopy lets you listen to the web, browse around and speak searches without having to look at a screen or touch your keyboard or mouse.
How text is presented on the web tells us how important it is, whether it links to another page and what other bits of the page relate to it. When Matopy converts a webpage to audio, we keep hold of the graphics design and use it to create audio design. By using multiple voices, sound effects, audio cues and ambient sound, we give you a sense of context in the audio version of a webpage.
We're born listening (in fact, we start listening while we're still in the womb) but we only learn to read and write well when we're 7 or 8. Listening is a much more natural way to surf the web than reading and writing.
Matopy is revolutionizing how we get online. What if you could control the web by voice instead of clicking links and typing in boxes? Matopy is making that happen.
We've won awards from the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, the Matthews Wrightson Business Awards and the James Dyson Foundation. We were finalists in the Deutsche Bank Awards 2011 and the James Dyson Award
Matopy has already been covered by BBC News, bbc.co.uk, the German TV channel n-tv, Metropolis magazine and the Telegraph website.