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Voice Notify - FREE

by Pilot_51, Version: 1.0.9.1 , 88 KB  

Package name: com.pilot51.voicenotify , Last Update: 2012-12-05 14:08:27


508 ratings (4.490 average)

50,000-250,000 downloads


What's new in this version (1.0.9.1):

v1.0.9.1 [2012-11-26]
Fix crash when opening App List and an uninstalled app gets removed from cache.
Fix shake sensor remaining active after TTS stops speaking. Fixes shake applying to last notification in Log long since done speaking. Possibly resolves the reported excessive battery usage.
Significant improvement to shake detection, fixing erroneous detections.
Don't allow installing/moving to SD card since it causes pr

Description

Voice Notify announces status bar notification messages using Text-To-Speech (TTS), allowing you to know what a notification says without looking at the screen.

In Android 3.0 and above, toast (bubble) notifications will also be read.

As of 2012-10-14, VN is now open source under the Apache License 2.0! https://github.com/pilot51/voicenotify


FEATURES:
*Customizable TTS message
*Ignore specific apps or notifications containing defined text
*Choice of TTS audio stream (explained below)
*Choice of speaking when screen or headset is on or off, or while silent/vibrate
(Note: Due to API limitations, a headset that is connected when the VN service starts will need to be reconnected for VN to see the current state; also all Bluetooth devices are detected the same, headset or not)
*Quiet Time
*Shake-to-silence
*Custom delay of TTS after notification
*Repeat notifications at custom interval while screen off
*Notification log
*Post a test notification


PERMISSIONS:
Bluetooth - Required to detect whether Bluetooth headset is connected.
Vibrate - Required for Test option while in vibrate mode on Android 4.2.


For technical reasons, VN operates through Android's Accessibility service and must be enabled in the Accessibility settings.
For convenience, options are provided on the main screen to go to the Accessibility and TTS settings.
Android 1.5 is not supported since it doesn't have the Accessibility service.
Just to be clear, VN is intended to be a convenience tool and is not an accessibility tool.

The Accessibility service will give a warning that VN may be able to collect personal data. This is because Accessibility doesn't know what or how data passing through it is used by enabled apps. VN only uses Accessibility to read notification text which is passed directly to TTS and temporary memory (for the notification log). The TTS service (outside the control of VN) may also print spoken text in the logcat.


CAUTION:
Be aware of the accessibility apps that are enabled when you enable VN! To my understanding, the screwing up phone behavior mentioned in some comments is caused by other accessibility apps that were enabled when Accessibility was turned on. If you believe this is not the case and VN is causing these issues for you, please contact me.


ABOUT AUDIO STREAM OPTION:
Note that behavior of audio streams may vary by device or Android version, or my information could be incorrect as I've been unable to test them myself, so take these tips with a grain of salt.

Media stream if you want...
-the volume of VN to match most other apps.
-VN to speak without interrupting audio from other apps (e.g. music).
-VN to speak through an A2DP-compatible Bluetooth device.

Notification stream if you want...
-the volume of VN to match other notification sounds.
-other apps to be silenced while VN speaks.
-VN to use the speaker while a Bluetooth headset is connected.


PROBLEMS:
Please email me or submit to the issue tracker at http://tracker.pilot51.com, don't only leave a bad comment/rating! I cannot reply to comments or Android error reports (unless you leave contact info in the message) and many reported problems require that I ask for more details. If necessary, you can sideload any version from http://pilot51.com/apk/voicenotify.

KNOWN ISSUES:
Excessive battery drain in ICS and JB: http://tracker�

Last comments from Android Market

papa (*)
Jacked my phone up too. Go into accessiblity settings to disable voice after uninstall. DX

mike (*)
Fucked my phone up. Do not use

Anthony (****)
[D1] Not a bad start. Ignore list jumps to the top each time something is selected though which is a pain if you only want tts for one app only.

SRadner (*****)
Exactly what I was looking for. Very responsive developer. If it doesn't work give him the details.

MiX-MaN (*****)
So far so good! No screwed up phone here.. HTC Evo

Rafal (**)
Would be very nice if it wouldn't be able to collect information

kevin (*****)
Tells me,dont have to check!!

Bryan Chance (*****)
Great app. Works awesome...no trouble at all. -galaxy tab

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