As many of you may know, JT and I ran into Tyler from iSpeech at BBM Hackathon. When we were there, Tyler told us about the iSpeech SDK's. He said that they would be coming out soon, with some new apps. Well, those apps are now out!
Today iSpeech has officially launched their newest apps, iSpeech Bush
and iSpeech Obama
. They are available on BlackBerry, Android and iOS. Both apps are free to type in any text and listen to it read aloud in the President's voice. There is a $3.99 you could buy to speak your phrase into the phone and have it then read aloud. These are quite funny, and BBM Connected! This means you will be able to share your Obama and Bush iSpeech with BBM contacts.
The Speech technology in these apps can also be found powering the text to speech and speech recognition in major apps including DriveSafe.ly
, iSpeech Translator
and is coming soon in DailyHoroscope and Beat the Traffic.
iSpeech had this to say about their new apps:
We are really trying to showcase our TTS and ASR technologies through these apps especially to app developers interested in using our SDKs. They are also really entertaining apps to play with!
If you are a developer and would like to get your hands on iSpeech API's/SDK, just sign up for a developer account
. Once the developer signs up, they can access the API keys/SDKs.