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Support Text to Speech Engine for Notification Sounds

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Stuntman, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. Stuntman

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    I would like to set up custom notification sounds for the various apps (email, message, FB, etc.). I would prefer that instead of using the various cute sound effects that come with the phone, I want to have a voice that says, "new email" or "new message" instead of the various beeps and chimes. Ideally, I would like to use the text to speech engine that comes with the phone to do this like what the Navigation app.

    How can I set up the notifications to activate the text to speech engine to say a certain phrase? If that is not possible, how can I activate the text to speech engine to say a phrase and then save the output to a sound file which I can then select as the notification for those various apps?
     

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    that sounds awesome! let me know if you figure it out :)
     
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    I found an app in the Android Market called TalkaDroid. It is an app that uses the text-to-speech engine to say the text you enter. You can then save the resulting speech to a ringtone file. Then, you can go to the settings of the app or general settings to select that ring tone as the notification sound.

    What I did was create a ring tone that says, "you have received email" and select that for my email notification. I have one that says, "event notification" for the calendar. I have a few more as well for other apps. It works great and now I know what the various notifications are for because the notification sound actually says what it is for.
     
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