This show will feature our very first, but definitely not our last, look at IBM Bluemix. Bluemix is a Platform as a Service solution from IBM that gives you tools to quickly build web and mobile applications. IBM is even adding XPages capability and the original NoSQL database, Domino .nsf , capability to Bluemix.
In today’s show Mark Roden comes on to show how you can connect with IBM Watson and harness it’s Text to Speech capability. It’s very cool.
5 new IBM Watson services
Text To Speech demo
Getting started with Text to speech
via Android Text to Speech (TTS) | Surviving w/ Android.
This post describes how to use text to speech (TTS) in Android. It isn’t so common to find a post explaining how to use it and it is a part of Android not much covered. In my opinion, TTS is very interesting because it can add some nice features to an app. Text to Speech is a feature of Android platform that can be used to “read” the words and make the app talking, or more in detail to synthesize text.
In this post, i want to cover how to implement TTS in Android and how we can control some interesting aspects of speech engine. We want to code an app that has a EditText widget so that we write the words that have to be read and some controls to modify the speech engine.
via Building a Text to Speech App Using AVSpeechSynthesizer.
iOS is an operating system with many possibilities, allowing to create from really simple to super-advanced applications. There are times where applications have to be multi-featured, providing elegant solutions that exceed the limits of the common places, and lead to a superb user experience. Also, there are numerous technologies one could exploit, and in this tutorial we are going to focus on one of them, which is no other than the Text to Speech.
Text-to-speech (TTS) is not something new in iOS 8. Since iOS 7 dealing with TTS has been really easy, as the code required to make an app speak is straightforward and easy to be handled. To make things more precise, iOS 7 introduced a new class named AVSpeechSynthesizer, and as you understand from its prefix it’s part of the powerful AVFoundation framework. The AVSpeechSynthesizer class, along with some other classes, can produce speech based on a given text (or multiple pieces of text), and provides the possibility to configure various properties regarding it.