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Facebook speaks aloud on Android

Android device owners can now access, listen to, and post status updates and comments on facebook – all by voice. Friends Aloud app, created by VoiZapp Inc. makes this possible.

Friends Aloud is the first Android app to bring optimized state of the art reading aloud technology to Facebook. It has been optimized to take advantage of Android’s built-in automated speech recognition capabilities.  It is a complete ad-free audio/visual mobile Facebook experience that reads new posts and comments aloud as they arrive all day long, and will allow the user to “talk back” to your Facebook friends.
Using Friends Aloud, a user can:
  • Read aloud their latest Facebook news feed posts and their associated comments in a pleasant, easy-to-understand voice
  • Dictate status updates, comments, and “like” your friends’ posts with Android’s built-in automatic speech recognition, complete with punctuation
  • Tap a keyboard icon to bring up a text entry screen to enter status updates and comments
  • Scroll through each post on screen or tap around to read posts at random
  • Automatically switch between reading existing posts in sequence or just reading new posts as they arrive for as long as desired
  • Play, pause, and skip forward/back using intuitive controls
  • Continue reading aloud while in the background
  • Understand and read common computer jargon such as smiley faces and texting-style abbreviations (LOL, ROTFLMAO, happy/sad faces, etc.)
  • Choose to limit the number of comments read aloud

“Facebook has become an integral part of peoples’ lives, and mobile has fundamentally changed the way they access and use social networking services”, said Dr. Robert B. Wesson, Voizapp’s CEO. “You can now stay in touch with your Facebook friends while safely driving, walking, exercising – anywhere your eyes are otherwise occupied. And you can dictate your own posts and comments without needing to type anything at all. In short, you can have a complete Facebook experience by voice.”

Friends Aloud is available at Google Play for a one-time charge of $1.99.

Founded in 2010, VoiZapp Inc. is a software development company located in Austin, Texas. We have been developing software for personal computers for literally decades, from games to million-dollar professional training systems sold to governments and institutions around the world. We are now passionate about developing speech-enabled mobile software.

Source:  Press Release, VoiZapp

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