iPhone as speech enabled ebook/webpage reader

Discussion in 'iPhone Discussion & Support' started by jaredmadere, Jul 5, 2009.

  1. jaredmadere

    jaredmadere New Member

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    Hello. I am very interested in making my iphone capable of reading e-books and webpages out loud so that i can treat ebooks like audio books(listen to them while i walk around)

    does anybody know of a way to do this?

    i have used apple's voice over technology to get the iphone to speak text on web pages which works beautifully, the only problem is that when i put the iphone to sleep or it automatically falls asleep, it ceases to read the text (unlike ipod playback which continues to play the audio even when the phone is asleep)

    does anybody have any suggestions on how i can get my iphone 3gs to do this?


    please let me know if you have any suggestions or ideas whatsoever


    thanks so much

    jared
     
  2. blue frog

    blue frog Well-Known Member

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    Speech-Enabled E-Books for iPhone: Great Idea!

    You have uncovered a niche software application that ought to make some software developer a tidy sum of money if they can get it approved for sale in the app store.

    A speech-enabled e-book reader would be absolutely fantastic.

    Thanks for your terrific suggestion.

    Now, software developers, please give this some attention.