Wiki Pal™ (voice browser)

Wiki Pal™ (voice browser)


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Utilizing the latest state of the art text-to-speech and speech recognition technologies, VoiceSee™ Wiki Pal is the world's first hands-free *and* eyes-free Wikipedia web browser for your Android mobile phone or tablet.
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Turn downtime to fun time by listening to VoiceSee™ Wiki Pal in your walk, exercise, commute, or any other activity that requires your visual attention.

Stuck in traffic and you still need to check a piece of information before that meeting in the big city?

Or... trying to read in the outdoors on a beautiful sunny day?

Use your voice to tell Wikipedia which Wikipedia entry to search for. Speak to navigate through the overview, key highlights and entry section via voice only – no need to use your eyes (!) because Sadie (the voice of VoiceSee) will be reading you, the entry's content. All you have to do is listen.

Enjoy the "Dick Tracy" access to Wikipedia - ANYWHERE, ANYTIME. This is unlike anything you have seen before: Siri doesn't read you websites. VoiceSee does! Screen readers don't listen. VoiceSee does!

As an added bonus, you can say: “Search via Google” and you will hear Wiki Pal prompting you for the search term. You can visit any website using Wiki Pal.

Tips:


There are also usage FAQs at:
+ http://www.yizri.com/how-it-works/usage-faq-and-tips/
+ http://www.yizri.com/how-it-works/wiki-pal-faq/

1. When prompted to speak, always wait one or two seconds after the low tone double-beep.
2. Sometimes, you may need to repeat the answer in order to be heard.
3. To interrupt Sadie in the middle of a paragraph, touch the Search button.
4. To interrupt Sadie at the end of paragraphs, talk as soon as you hear the double-beep: "stop!" or "pause!"
5. To continue from the next paragraph, say: "continue!".
6. To disable scrolling & link opening via touch, say: "Disable Touch!". To re-enable, say: "Enable Touch!"
7. To make Sadie speak faster (or slower) say: "Speak faster!" (or "Speak more slowly!").
8. To reset to default speech rate say: "Speak normal!"
9. To accurately spell a search term or phrase, enter SPELL mode by saying: "Let me spell it for you!" (or just "Let me spell!"). Then, spell each letter only after Sadie has acknowledged the recognition of the previous letter.
10. To exit SPELL mode, say: "finish spelling", "end spelling" or "spelling complete".
11. To skip 1-9 paragraphs when reading the overview or a section, just say the number (e.g. "one!", "three!", etc.)
12. Shake your phone to wake up listening if stuck (acknowledged by Sadie saying "Ouch!"13. If you're unsure what to say, just say: “Help!”

To use a headset with PAUSE/PLAY, NEXT & PREV buttons, press:
1. PAUSE/PLAY (middle) to pause. Press it again to continue.
2. NEXT (bottom) to immediately skip to the next item in the list.
3. PREV (top) to immediately go back to the previous item in the list.
*Pressing headset buttons while NOT reading an item or an article may produce erratic results. Use this feature only when Sadie reads an item from a list.


Currently only Wikipedia is supported, but in the future, it will support other Wikis, be it LostPedia, Urban Dictionary or others -- Please tell us which ones you want to access via Wiki Pal.


Language: English
Devices: Android (version 2.2 and higher)

Software Requirements:
Google Voice Search must be installed on the Android phone. Note: most devices are already equipped with Google Voice Search. Otherwise, it can be freely downloaded from Google Play.


VoiceSee™ Wiki Pal is FREE as long as it's in beta.

Recent changes:
Google Search working on Android 2.2, too.
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Previously:
+ Bugfix TTS engine on some Jelly Bean devices.
+ Speed up page intro (user preference).
+ Delete a startpage you added, by long-pressing it on the Start Page preference list.
+ Shorter prompts for Wikipedia & Google (user option, via settings) -- Please send us improvement suggestions.
+ To search via Google, say: "Go to Google!", "Search by Google!", "Search via Google!" or "Take me to Google!"
+ Settings > More > Make this a Start Page
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About Wiki Pal™ (voice browser)
.
Utilizing the latest state of the art text-to-speech and speech recognition technologies, VoiceSee™ Wiki Pal is the world's first hands-free *and* eyes-free Wikipedia web browser for your Android mobile phone or tablet.
.
Turn downtime to fun time by listening to VoiceSee™ Wiki Pal in your walk, exercise, commute, or any other activity that requires your visual attention.

Stuck in traffic and you still need to check a piece of information before that meeting in the big city?

Or... trying to read in the outdoors on a beautiful sunny day?

Use your voice to tell Wikipedia which Wikipedia entry to search for. Speak to navigate through the overview, key highlights and entry section via voice only – no need to use your eyes (!) because Sadie (the voice of VoiceSee) will be reading you, the entry's content. All you have to do is listen.

Enjoy the "Dick Tracy" access to Wikipedia - ANYWHERE, ANYTIME. This is unlike anything you have seen before: Siri doesn't read you websites. VoiceSee does! Screen readers don't listen. VoiceSee does!

As an added bonus, you can say: “Search via Google” and you will hear Wiki Pal prompting you for the search term. You can visit any website using Wiki Pal.

Tips:


There are also usage FAQs at:
+ http://www.yizri.com/how-it-works/usage-faq-and-tips/
+ http://www.yizri.com/how-it-works/wiki-pal-faq/

1. When prompted to speak, always wait one or two seconds after the low tone double-beep.
2. Sometimes, you may need to repeat the answer in order to be heard.
3. To interrupt Sadie in the middle of a paragraph, touch the Search button.
4. To interrupt Sadie at the end of paragraphs, talk as soon as you hear the double-beep: "stop!" or "pause!"
5. To continue from the next paragraph, say: "continue!".
6. To disable scrolling & link opening via touch, say: "Disable Touch!". To re-enable, say: "Enable Touch!"
7. To make Sadie speak faster (or slower) say: "Speak faster!" (or "Speak more slowly!").
8. To reset to default speech rate say: "Speak normal!"
9. To accurately spell a search term or phrase, enter SPELL mode by saying: "Let me spell it for you!" (or just "Let me spell!"). Then, spell each letter only after Sadie has acknowledged the recognition of the previous letter.
10. To exit SPELL mode, say: "finish spelling", "end spelling" or "spelling complete".
11. To skip 1-9 paragraphs when reading the overview or a section, just say the number (e.g. "one!", "three!", etc.)
12. Shake your phone to wake up listening if stuck (acknowledged by Sadie saying "Ouch!"13. If you're unsure what to say, just say: “Help!”

To use a headset with PAUSE/PLAY, NEXT & PREV buttons, press:
1. PAUSE/PLAY (middle) to pause. Press it again to continue.
2. NEXT (bottom) to immediately skip to the next item in the list.
3. PREV (top) to immediately go back to the previous item in the list.
*Pressing headset buttons while NOT reading an item or an article may produce erratic results. Use this feature only when Sadie reads an item from a list.


Currently only Wikipedia is supported, but in the future, it will support other Wikis, be it LostPedia, Urban Dictionary or others -- Please tell us which ones you want to access via Wiki Pal.


Language: English
Devices: Android (version 2.2 and higher)

Software Requirements:
Google Voice Search must be installed on the Android phone. Note: most devices are already equipped with Google Voice Search. Otherwise, it can be freely downloaded from Google Play.


VoiceSee™ Wiki Pal is FREE as long as it's in beta.

Recent changes:
Google Search working on Android 2.2, too.
.
Previously:
+ Bugfix TTS engine on some Jelly Bean devices.
+ Speed up page intro (user preference).
+ Delete a startpage you added, by long-pressing it on the Start Page preference list.
+ Shorter prompts for Wikipedia & Google (user option, via settings) -- Please send us improvement suggestions.
+ To search via Google, say: "Go to Google!", "Search by Google!", "Search via Google!" or "Take me to Google!"
+ Settings > More > Make this a Start Page

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A Google User
Aug 8, 2014
Simply nonsence Keep bugging on less of work done
A Google User
May 3, 2014
I like the concept. Just needs some improvements. That's all...
A Google User
Mar 17, 2014
Very bad It won't pause and never shuts up. if I wanted that much noise I would get married have 5 kids & five chihuahuas. very bad app If I could I would give it a negative 5 stars
A Google User
Feb 4, 2014
Will not recognize words plus interferes with reading Just won't shut up! I don't need or want to hear starting to read. Too much info is not always a good thing. It does not go to a place on the page without a fight. Mostly just does not cooperate. Thanks for the effort.
A Google User
Feb 2, 2014
Its really awesome I like it