text-to-speech, maps

  1. FortKnox

    FortKnox Well-Known Member

    So Android on my G1 supports Google Maps. There's a TTS library (or gonna be one, I'm not sure). So how would I get more information about the Google Maps app getting the ability to SAY the next road-route instruction to take? That would allow me to drive by myself to a new spot, without having a passenger read the directions to me.

  2. justjimjpc

    justjimjpc Premium Member VIP Member

    Google Maps is capable of this ... But Google is prohibiting and developer current to use google maps for turn-by-turn Navigation ... Possibly becuase google has plans for their own use ...

    The are other apps that are doing Voice Nav turn-by-turn ... Telenav for one ... the premier one out ...
  3. FortKnox

    FortKnox Well-Known Member

    "There are no matches in Android Market for the search: telnav"
  4. justjimjpc

    justjimjpc Premium Member VIP Member

  5. punkzanyj

    punkzanyj Well-Known Member

    and yes, there is a TTS library, has been available for quite some time.

    Market ->Applications ->Software Libraries ->Text-To-Speech Library

    When you download it, you can open it like it's an app. Just brings up a settings page, BUT if you press the menu button, and tap on "Application Showcase" it'll bring up a webpage telling you every app (at least on the official market) that uses TTS Library, and even provide handy links to them that take you to their market page.
  6. FortKnox

    FortKnox Well-Known Member

    Yowch the Telenav app is $10 bucks a month. No thanks, I'll wait and see what the Google kids come up with.

    And many much thanks, punkzanyj, that's great. I wouldn't have just found that.
  7. softwaretech

    softwaretech Member

    You may want to look at Wisepilot. It's European-based, but the turn-by-turn works here. it's free for now and hoping it'll stay that way.
  8. justjimjpc

    justjimjpc Premium Member VIP Member

    you can also try "1 Click Direction 1.0"

    uses TTS
  9. punkzanyj

    punkzanyj Well-Known Member

    that software libraries section has a couple things that programs use, I recommend getting "radar" as well.

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