Robot Talk Support for Android

Latest version on Amazon and Google App Stores

The latest version is v1.40

Please note this app has not been tested on v6 or v5.1 of Android

Android 5 support

This app does work on the new Android 5 devices, however upon testing on a real device e.g. NVidia Shield that the default App icon is missing from the main screen, and is replaced with the default android icon.

Known issues

  • Synthesis Data Installer runs - this may occur even though the data has been installed, but you have manually removed the sdcard/you are running your device under a piece of software like samsung kies which loads the sdcard as a removable device on your computer.
  • Samsung devices copy and paste bug - see Guardian Article on bug

Getting Started

Playing text as speech

  1. Firstly, start up RobotTalk
  2. Select with TTS engine/language you wish to use, by choosing them via the settings screen accessible the menu option 'Settings' on the main screen.
  3. Close settings screen by clicking the back button. Taking you back to the main screen.
  4. On the main screen, type text in the textbox.
  5. Increase your devices volume, so you can hear sound.
  6. Next press the button labelled 'Talk'
  7. You should hear the text being spoken.

Saving text as speech

  1. Firstly, start up RobotTalk
  2. Select with TTS engine/language you wish to use, by choosing them via the settings screen accessible the menu option 'Settings' on the main screen.
  3. Close settings screen by clicking the back button. Taking you back to the main screen.
  4. On the main screen, type text in the textbox.
  5. Next press the button labelled 'Save'
  6. You should receive a message telling you where the saved message has been saved to.
  7. You will also notice that the email/message buttons are enabled.
  8. Sending saved text to speech via email
  9. Next, click on the button labelled 'Email'
  10. This will launch your default email client
  11. It will attached the saved file to the email, and load the default email settings (these defaults are changeable via the settings screen.
  12. Next you can send your email as normal
  13. Sending saved text to speech via messaging
  14. Next, click on the button labelled 'Message'
  15. This will launch your default messaging client
  16. It will attached the saved file to the message, and load the default message settings (these defaults are changeable via the settings screen.
  17. You will need to add recipient(s) for the message.
  18. Next you can send your message as normal

Saving text as speech as default notification/alarm/ringtone

  1. Firstly, start up RobotTalk
  2. Goto the settings screen (available from the main screen via the menu option 'Settings')
  3. Save a default notification
  4. Check the option 'Save file to notifications' (should see a tick).
  5. Check the option 'Set as default notification' (should see a tick).
  6. Save a default ringtone
  7. Check the option 'Save file to ringtones' (should see a tick).
  8. Check the option 'Set as default ringtones' (should see a tick).
  9. Save a default alarm
  10. Check the option 'Save file to alarms' (should see a tick).
  11. Check the option 'Set as default alarms' (should see a tick).
  12. Then follow steps 2-7 of 'Saving text as speech'

Screenshots - updates coming soon

7 inch Tablet running RT v1.40 on Android 4+

Main screen at startup
Main screen at startup
Main screen with text entered
Main screen with text entered
Main screen with text played
Main screen with text played
Main screen with text saved
Main screen with text saved
Main screen with menu shown
Main screen with menu shown
Storage screen
Storage screen
Settings
Settings
Settings 2
Settings 2
Settings 3
Settings 3

10 inch Tablet running RT v1.40 on Android 4+

Main screen at startup
Main screen at startup
Main screen with text entered
Main screen with text entered
Main screen with text played
Main screen with text played
Main screen with text saved
Main screen with text saved
Main screen with menu shown
Main screen with menu shown
Storage screen
Storage screen
Settings
Settings
Settings 2
Settings 2

Phone running RT v1.40 on Android 2.2

This is the only different screen to those on Android 2.3.3 Storage Screen Storage screen

Phone running RobotTalk v1.40 on Android 2.3.3

Main screen at startup
Main screen at startup
Main screen with text entered
Main screen with text entered
Main screen with text played
Main screen with text played
Main screen with text saved
Main screen with text saved
Main Menu with new Dropbox upload option
Main Menu with new Dropbox upload option
Dropbox upload screen
Dropbox upload screen - to continue click on the button 'Link to Dropbox'
Dropbox Authorization screen
Dropbox Authorization screen - to continue click 'Allow' option, this will then take you back to the Dropbox upload screen
Dropbox upload screen after authorization
Dropbox upload screen after authorization - to continue to upload files, click the button 'Upload All Robot Talk Files'. once this is complete the 'Delete All Robot Talk Files' button is enabled, which allows you the option of deleting all Robot Talk files from the SD card.
Storage screen
Storage screen
Settings
Settings
Settings 2
Settings 2
Settings 3
Settings 3
Settings screen displaying engine menu option
Settings screen displaying engine menu option
Engine selection screen
Engine selection screen
Showing that Language menu option removed until TTS engine initialised
Showing that Language menu option removed until TTS engine initialised

Reporting Errors/Bugs

Please provide as much info as possible, like which screen you were on, which engine/country/language using. If possible, please take a screenshot of the error/bug.

mworsfold12@googlemail.com