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The Power of Speech in Your Windows Phone 8.1 Apps – Text-to-Speech


The Power of Speech in Your Windows Phone 8.1 Apps – Text-to-Speech

If you’ve read the first post in the series, you are well versed in the ways of using voice commands to launch your Windows Phone app. If you completed the mini-challenges that I provided, then you’re well on your way to becoming an expert.

Once a user launches an app using Voice Commands, they may expect, or appreciate, if voice interaction continues as part of the user experience. In this post, we will look at how to provide voice readouts for information within the app.

Text-to-speech can be implemented using a simple string, or an XML-based markup language known as Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML).