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.