AndroidSam is a small android application, and subsequently my first endeavour into the android market. This application is a multi-lingual text-to-speech application, which basically means you can type in some text, and depending which language you have selected, a voice will speak it back to you.
Download App : Link to app in marketplace
Download source code : Contact me*
The application supports the following languages :
More languages will be supported as and when Google implement TTS engines for those languages
This app is designed for 2 purposes, the first and most important is an educational language tool. For example, I’m actually learning Spanish, sometimes I come across words that I don’t know how to pronounce, so I can use this application to have the word spoken for me. Of course it will not be as good as a real native speaker, but it is close enough!
The second use of this application is just a bit of fun. Remember back when your parents bought your first Windows 98 machine back in the day, and you discovered Microsoft Sam, well, re-live the endless fun of making it speak garbage!
* I’m happy to provide source code on any of my work, however I have recently had people take my source code and claim it to be their own (and reap glorious benefits) therefore my source is available on request.