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John Goodman | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Oct 6 2015 3:15 PM

We've had a long running uservoice request for mobile text to speech.

https://logosmobile.uservoice.com/forums/190765-logos-mobile-apps/suggestions/3671914-enable-read-aloud-or-text-to-speech-like-in-the-de

We have had it working on ios devices for a few years now - although it seems to have arrived accidentally due to an apple update rather than being intentionally implemented?? When scrolling view was implemented it got broken and then by popular request it was fixed.

Now is the time for us to raise the issue again with regards to android. Please could we have read aloud (text to speech) for android. Please could these features be officially supported perhaps with playback speed controls as with the desktop software and screen dimming to save battery?

Many thanks in advance!

John

גַּם־חֹשֶׁךְ֮ לֹֽא־יַחְשִׁ֪יךְ מִ֫מֶּ֥ךָ וְ֭לַיְלָה כַּיּ֣וֹם יָאִ֑יר כַּ֝חֲשֵׁיכָ֗ה כָּאוֹרָֽה

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JAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 6 2015 3:49 PM

John Goodman:

Please consider voting for this if you haven't done so already.

Implementing this functionality seems likely to be a straight forward undertaking.

"The Christian mind is the prerequisite of Christian thinking. And Christian thinking is the prerequisite of Christian action." - Harry Blamires, 1963

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Kevin Byford (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 6 2015 3:58 PM

JAL:
Implementing this functionality seems likely to be a straight forward undertaking.

Please see https://community.logos.com/forums/p/41565/528418.aspx#528418 

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JAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 6 2015 10:23 PM

If you are following this thread and haven't voted already please consider doing so.

https://logosmobile.uservoice.com/forums/190765-logos-mobile-apps/suggestions/3671914-enable-read-aloud-or-text-to-speech-like-in-the-de

Thank you Kevin. I'll avoid straying too far off topic and merely observe that accessibility is oftentimes under prioritized and not considered at the initial stages of development.

I am buying resources for another platform just because it supports TTS - probably not a great revenue loss for Faithlife.

"The Christian mind is the prerequisite of Christian thinking. And Christian thinking is the prerequisite of Christian action." - Harry Blamires, 1963

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John Goodman | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 4 2016 2:20 AM

As mentioned above, there are two user voice requests for this:

https://logosmobile.uservoice.com/forums/190765-logos-mobile-apps/suggestions/3671914-enable-read-aloud-or-text-to-speech-like-in-the-de

https://logosmobile.uservoice.com/forums/190765-logos-mobile-apps/suggestions/6793735-fully-support-voiceover-text-to-speech

Combined it is the no 2 wish of the userbase to have this feature. Please faithlife don't let us down!

גַּם־חֹשֶׁךְ֮ לֹֽא־יַחְשִׁ֪יךְ מִ֫מֶּ֥ךָ וְ֭לַיְלָה כַּיּ֣וֹם יָאִ֑יר כַּ֝חֲשֵׁיכָ֗ה כָּאוֹרָֽה

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JAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 4 2016 5:53 AM

John Goodman:
Combined it is the no 2 wish of the userbase to have this feature. Please faithlife don't let us down!

This may not be the case. A user may allot a maximum of three votes per request. If a substantial number of users voted for each separate request then the number of votes for a combined request would be much less than the sum of the previous individual tallies.

I agree that ideally such seemingly equivalent UserVoice requests should be evaluated for merging - I suspect this is not easy to accomplish.

"The Christian mind is the prerequisite of Christian thinking. And Christian thinking is the prerequisite of Christian action." - Harry Blamires, 1963

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