App DescriptionMessages Aloud Lite is a personalized â€śNews Radioâ€ť that can broadcast your friendsâ€™ messages directly to you. Messages Aloud Lite reads your Facebook messages aloud so that you can stay connected with your friends anytime, anywhere. Using state of the art text-to-speech technology, you can listen hands-free to everything your friends say in a soothing voice when youâ€™re driving, walking, working out, or just relaxing.
MacWorld said of its sister app Friends Aloud: "Facebook has been striving to be all things to all people: an e-mail service, a newspaper, even a place to share videos. But it hasn't been a radio stationâ€”until now."
Wall Street Journal said about Friends Aloud: "If you need to be abreast of the updates that continually bombard your Facebook account, a new iPhone application has been released called Friends Aloud which might help you stay on top of all those updates, by reading the your Facebook updates out loud to you."
Messages Aloud Lite features:
â€˘ Read aloud your latest 10 Facebook messages in a pleasant, easy-to-understand voice
â€˘ Display each message on the screen
â€˘ Tap the displayed messages and comments to listen to messages at random
â€˘ Intuitive play, pause, and skip forward/back buttons just like the iPod
â€˘ Understand and read some common computer jargon such as smiley faces, texting-style abbreviations (LOL, ROTFLMAO, etc.)
â€˘ Mute messages from friends or â€śliked pagesâ€ť that you prefer to skip
â€˘ Use standard Facebook login to connect with your friends
â€˘ Refresh and read aloud the latest 10 messages as many times as you like
â€˘ Displays ad banners along the bottom of the screen
Why use Messages Aloud Lite?
â€˘ Listen to your friendsâ€™ messages while driving, walking, in a meeting, at work, anywhere your eyes are otherwise occupied
â€˘ Keep your eyes on the road so that you donâ€™t get pulled over for â€śtexting while drivingâ€ť or â€“ worse â€“ cause an accident
â€˘ Relax your eyes by listening to, instead of reading, your friendsâ€™ news
If you like Messages Aloud Lite, please check out the more-capable Messages Aloud Pro. It is advertising-free and allows you to read more than the latest 10 messages â€“ after reading all of the new unread messages since you last checked, it will stay quiet until new messages arrive, thereby allowing you to concentrate on other tasks, yet still stay in touch with your friends throughout your entire day. It can also continue reading aloud while in the background (like your iPod can keep playing music), so that you can do other things on your iPhone and still keep up with your friendsâ€™ messages.
August 24, 2011 Initial Release