This app uses speech-to-text and streams the text instantly to a unique URL. This allows you to have communication with a deaf person in a much simpler way than using notes, or other speech-to-text apps that are not specifically designed for this purpose. Text automatically clears after a short pause in speech, resulting in almost natural conversations. Font size can be adjusted to be really large if needed (designed for older users). The app can also translate on-the-fly to communicate with one or several people speaking different languages.
This app REQUIRES a second device and internet access on BOTH. Can be a computer, smartphone, smartTV or tablet.
I built this to communicate with my 89 year old aunt who lost her hearing after a shell fell a few blocks from her house in Antwerp during WW2. Hopefully this is useful to others.
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- All communication is SSL
- Support newer phones
- Simpler channel names
- More languages
- Multiple speakers
- Fixes many bugs
Ratings and Reviews
Bizarre and nonfunctional
This app is disappointing, bizarre, and nonfunctional. When you start it up it gives a web address to give to other people. When they enter it on their browser they should be able to see what you say when you have the app open.
Nothing. The app flashes and jumps and shows red at the top of the screen. Nothing is transmitted. I checked my iOS settings to to make sure the mic was enabled. I tried entering text directly. Nothing is transmitted.
There is no help, no settings, no clues what you need to do to make it work. Just a nonfunctional mystery.
Also it seems bizarre that if two people had the app installed that one would have to use a web browser.
I would really like it to work but for now it's a total waste of time and memory.
This is a must for anyone with a family member, relative or friend who has a hearing disability. Setting up the app is super simple and is only required on the input device. An iPad in landscape mode seems like the perfect display and larger fonts are a point-and-click away! Using an iPhone for input is perfect as you could use a hands-free device with the phone in your pocket. This is a life-saver!
Worked Temporarily (One day)
Tuesday worked fine at home. Took it next day to work and speech (microphone issue probably) not transformed/tranlated into text. The typed text goes thru, and the "Sorry....." icon sends the message, to the website. Tried iPhone 6, iPad same problem. Concept wonderful. Would use for patients with hearing impairment. Will try and use periodically hoping the bug gets fixed. Would pay too, assuming functionality. (Ignore uncivilized comments, your work is commendable).
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.