[mac4theblind] Re: It would be nice to have Alex on IOS devices. Does anyone know why Apple hasn't done this yet?

do you have anything to say about the other apps?  I have no problems with 
voice brief.
Please watch your language?

there's another app I didn't include:
voice reader
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/voice-reader-text-to-speech/id422829104?mt=8
I hope the list doesn't continue to go down hill.

On Mar 29, 2012, at 2:47 PM, Sarah Alawami wrote:

Oh voice brief. I've herd of that and the alex voice sucks.  it is too slow and 
cannot be adjusted.  and he mumbles too much.
On Mar 29, 2012, at 4:48 AM, David Hilbert Poehlman wrote:

> If you want to get an idea of what it is like to have lion voices or at least 
> some of them on your ios device, alex speaks for ann free app called chime 
> which can be found here:
> http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chime/id414830146?mt=8
> Here's one that was just released on march 10 and is free.  I'm going to get 
> this one too as I have the others and more:
> chimeo'clock
> http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chimeoclock/id497262531?mt=8
> Voice brief
> You'll have to pay for this but it is well worth it as is the next app in the 
> list.  They both feature high quality large download voices which essentially 
> blows the alex download theory out of the water.  It could be done as these 
> and some other apps demonstrate.
> http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/voice-brief-text-to-speech/id423322440?mt=8
> My favorite self voicing news app is Vocalyze
> which self voices content.  When you have this app, drop them a note and let 
> them know where you heard about it.
> They also produce a similar free app:
> voknow
> http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/voknow/id414021672?mt=8
> read2go
> is a must have self voicing daisy reading app if you use bookshare and it 
> reads other daisy books as well.
> http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/read2go/id425585903?mt=8
> 
> My last example is InDaisy
> http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/indaisy/id377597460?mt=8
> This is a well crafted app which self voices daisy text and allows for 
> listening of audio daisy books.
> 
> I'm sure you'll find more apps with built-in voices and maybe we should start 
> a compendium but when I saw the question, It put me in mind of all these apps 
> I've seen and have.
> 
> Enjoy.  I provide no endorsement, just info.
> 
> On Mar 29, 2012, at 4:43 AM, Daniel McGee wrote:
> 
> Fair enough. I think it comes down to the individual user at the end of the 
> day. 
> I think it would be cool if there was a download feature where one can 
> download the voices they want to use. You know like what happened in Lion. 
> That way the user can decide yeah I want to fill up 500MB of my IOS device 
> for one voice or just use the ones that come by default on it. 
> Just my opinion. What do others think? Are you really not that boverd or do 
> you like the idea? 
> I'd be interested to know. 
> 
> Thanks 
> 
> Daniel   
> On 28 Mar 2012, at 21:40, Marcy Weinberg wrote:
> 
>> That depends on what and how much you want to put on your device.
>> 
>> A lot of apps and/or a lot of music can be put on an iphone or ipod with 300 
>> to 500 megabites of space.
>> 
>> So, as much as I like Alex, I'm quite happy with some of the other voices 
>> such as Australian and British English.
>> 
>> Marcy
>> 
>> On Mar 28, 2012, at 12:52 PM, Justin Harford wrote:
>> 
>> There is enough space on the i devices that 300 to 500 mb lost would not 
>> matter.
>> On Mar 28, 2012, at 1:05 AM, Daniel McGee wrote:
>> 
>>> Hi Justine, when you say negligible, are you basically saying that it won't 
>>> be worth Alex being put on IOS even though the storage goes up to 64GB. 
>>> I understood your post apart from that word "negligible" I look it up but 
>>> am still none the wiser. Could you explain what you mean in context. I 
>>> think I know what you mean but want to make sure. 
>>> Thanks 
>>> Daniel  
>>> On 28 Mar 2012, at 02:16, Sarah Alawami wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Yes they do. the iphone 4 8 gig is 99 dollars.. I can't remember how much 
>>>> the 8 gig 3gs is.
>>>> 
>>>> Take care.
>>>> On Mar 27, 2012, at 5:20 PM, Justin Harford <blindstein@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> Do they still sell 8 g devices? Seriously? 
>>>>> On Mar 27, 2012, at 4:35 PM, Sarah Alawami wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>>> Not for the 8 gig devices.  The os takes about 1 or 2 gigs so now you 
>>>>>> have 6 gigs to work with and wiht apps and music on it you will not have 
>>>>>> any room for alex.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Take care.
>>>>>> On Mar 27, 2012, at 3:22 PM, Justin Harford <blindstein@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Yeah I don't know about the processor, but I think an extra 200 mb 
>>>>>>> would be pretty negligible considering the amount of storage available 
>>>>>>> in i devices today.
>>>>>>> On Mar 27, 2012, at 2:02 PM, Tracy Duffy wrote:
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> If I had the choice. I'd ditch the other voices in exchange for having 
>>>>>>>> Alex on my iphone. 
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> On Mar 27, 2012, at 2:10 PM, David Hilbert Poehlman wrote:
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> I've got some apps with hardwired alex audio in them.
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> On Mar 27, 2012, at 2:07 PM, Christohper-Mark Gilland wrote:
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> I think it has to do with the processor, and the fact that the Alex 
>>>>>>>>> voice is absolutely huge!
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> Having said that though, if they could fit all the other voices, then 
>>>>>>>>> I agree, why couldn't they fit Alex.  I see why they didn't do it, 
>>>>>>>>> although I agree their reasoning isn't very logical.
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> Chris.
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Daniel McGee" 
>>>>>>>>> <venables134@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>>>>>> To: <mac4theblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>>>>>> Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 1:00 PM
>>>>>>>>> Subject: [mac4theblind] It would be nice to have Alex on IOS devices. 
>>>>>>>>> Does anyone know why Apple hasn't done this yet?
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> Hi all, subject line says it all. Wouldn't mind this in the future 
>>>>>>>>> but just thought I throw it out there why we don't have him on any of 
>>>>>>>>> Apple's IOS devices.
>>>>>>>>> Can anyone come up with a logical reason because I can't. LOL
>>>>>>>>> So with that I'll open up the floor to you guys and listen and learn 
>>>>>>>>> from your comments!
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> Thanks
>>>>>>>>> 
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