What's NewTweets Aloud 3.0 now includes Nuance-based speech recognition (same as Siri) that enables you to dictate your tweets from the app on all iOS devices with a single tap. It both reads aloud and listens to your spoken responses, enabling a complete, end-to-end, Twitter-by-voice experience.
Just tap the microphone button on the main screen, say anything you like, and it will convert what you said to text and auto-send it to Twitter. Or speak again to edit or add more to what you said before. Dictate punctuation as necessary: to tweet "I think, therefore I am!" you would simply say, "I think comma therefore I am exclamation point."
In the Settings screen, choose between an American or UK English accent, and turn on/off Auto-Send. After that, it just works.
Also fixed an incompatibility with iOS 5 that prevented some users from logging into their Twitter accounts.
App DescriptionTweets Aloud is a personalized â€śNews Radioâ€ť that can read aloud your friendsâ€™ tweets directly to you. Tweets Aloud reads your Twitter feed aloud so that you can stay connected with everyone you're following 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 about 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."
Tweets Aloud features:
â€˘ Read aloud your latest Twitter feed in a pleasant, easy-to-understand young womanâ€™s voice
â€˘ Dictate new tweets with Nuance-powered automatic speech recognition (same as Siri), complete with punctuation and editing
â€˘ Display each tweet on the screen, so that you can tap around to read tweets at random
â€˘ Automatically shift to reading only new incoming tweets for as long as you leave the app running
â€˘ Intuitive play, pause, and skip forward/back buttons, just like the iPod
â€˘ Continue reading aloud while in the background, just like the iPod
â€˘ Understand and read some common computer jargon such as smiley faces, texting-style abbreviations (LOL, ROTFLMAO, etc.)
â€˘ Mute tweets from friends or â€śliked pagesâ€ť that you prefer to skip
â€˘ Use standard Twitter login to connect with your friends
â€˘ Read as far back in time as you wish by tapping â€śOlder tweetsâ€ť
Why use Tweets Aloud?
â€˘ Listen to your Twitter feed 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 Twitter feed
You can try some of these great features via the free Tweets Aloud Lite. It has many of the same capabilities of Tweets Aloud and reads aloud using the same easy-to-understand voice, but it contains advertising and is limited to reading aloud only the latest 10 messages at any one time.
August 12, 2012 New version 3.1
April 25, 2012 Price Decrease: $2.99 -> $1.99
November 30, 2011 Price Decrease: $2.99 -> $1.99
November 19, 2011 New version 3.0
August 26, 2011 Initial Release