Communicate easily with people with hearing impairment.
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 (beta feature).
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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- Speech-to-text is now powered by Nuance (Dragon) so you do not have to use the keyboard any more
- Optional keyboard use
- Quick key for if the speech-to-text got it wrong.
- Url stays the same so it can be bookmarked
- Url can be shared via email, sms, etc
- Cleaner design
Ratings and Reviews
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).
Does not work with microphone
Awesome idea, but it doesn't work. Tried on both iPhone 6s and iPad. My experience has been like some of the others. The text and "Sorry..." buttons work, but the app never hears sound. Tried with and without headset as well.
update: For no apparent reason, it works today - and works amazingly well! The inconsistency is troubling, but if it continues to work well, I will revise my rating up!
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.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.