May 18, 2011
Acapela Group Designs Software Enabling Voice to Android Devices
By Sujata Garud, TMCnet Contributor
Acapela Group has designed a specific Software Development Toolkit with Acapela TTS for Android (News - Alert) that will enable the Android devices to now speak volumes. With the help of the easy to use and intuitive Java API, there are already 25 languages and 51 pleasant voices ready to give the say to Android apps through a few lines of codes.
Special attention has been given to set up gateways between mobility different platforms. Developers already having access to the acapela-for-iphone.com website will not have to register again and will be able to use the same ID and password to access the Android dedicated website and take advantage of it. Similarities between APIs will allow developers to easily use content created for their apps and quickly adapt it for android purposes.
After the success of acapela-for-iphone.com website launched in June 2010, with a very positive feedback and dialogue installed with the developers, about 100 apps deployed using Acapela text to speech and over 900 000 downloads of Acapela voice-empowered apps by iPhone (News - Alert) and iPad users, Acapela Group confirmed its commitment towards mobility developers and its capacity and will to provide them with specific solutions, perfectly answering their needs with straight forward tools, to efficiently support them to easily develop smart talking apps.
Acapela was recently in the news when the company said that its Arabic Acapela Voices Leila, Salma, Mehdi, Saieda as well as Heather, a US English voice, empower the Dolphin Pen to ease daily life of Nattiq’s visually impaired users, allowing them to bring Arabic speech capability and magnified Braille anywhere they go.
In real time, Acapela text to speech transforms written information into an easy-listening result. Company officials said that it provides access to written content for all. Moreover, the set of Arabic voices – part of wide multilingual family of 30 languages and over 60 voices – offers choice to the end user.
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Sujata Garud is a TMCnet freelancer with three years of writing/editing experience and two years of market research experience. As an editor she has covered the IT, electronics, banking, pharma, construction, mining and healthcare industries. To see more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Jennifer Russell
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