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Voice Notify announces status bar notification messages using Text-To-Speech (TTS) so you don't need to look at the screen to know what a notification says.
UPDATE NOTICE: Google [threatened to make] a change to policy requiring VN to stop using the Accessibility service. It was replaced with the Notification Listener service in v1.1.0. This resulted in some changes that may not be desired, such as the removal of the toast option or speaking every notification update instead of only new notifications. I cannot guarantee that everything will be restored in the future. In the meantime, if you don't like v1.1.x, I would suggest leaving detailed feedback and sideloading v1.0.12 from GitHub to restore the old functionality and behavior.
*Widget to suspend VN
*Customizable TTS message
*Limit length of spoken message
*Replace text to be spoken
*Ignore specific apps or notifications containing defined text
*Choice of TTS audio stream
*Choice of speaking when screen or headset is on or off, or while in silent/vibrate mode
(Note: Due to API limitations, a headset that is connected when the VN service starts will need to be reconnected for VN to see the current state; also all Bluetooth devices are detected the same, headset or not)
*Custom delay of TTS after notification
*Repeat notifications at custom interval while screen off
*Post a test notification
VN operates through Android's Notification Listener service and must be enabled in the Notification Access settings.
Shortcuts are provided in the configuration screen to open the Notification Access and TTS settings.
Bluetooth - Required to detect whether Bluetooth headset is connected.
Vibrate - Required for Test feature while phone is in vibrate mode.
Modify Audio Settings - Required for improved wired headset detection.
Read Phone State - Required to interrupt TTS if a phone call becomes active.
ABOUT AUDIO STREAM OPTION:
Behavior of audio streams may vary by device or Android version, so I advise doing your own testing to determine which stream is right for you. The Media stream (default) should be good for most people.
Voice Notify developers are not responsible for the notifications that are announced. It is up to you to configure VN or your device, or not use VN, to prevent unwanted announcing of notifications.
Please email me or submit any issues at:
If necessary, you can sideload any version from the releases section on GitHub:
VN is open source under the Apache License. https://github.com/pilot51/voicenotify
Code contributor details can be found at https://github.com/pilot51/voicenotify/graphs/contributors
Translation is crowdsourced at http://getlocalization.com/voicenotify.
If for any reason you can't or don't want to use Get Localization, you can always email me or contribute directly to the GitHub project.
Current languages: English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
A special thank you to all the developers and translators who donated their time and expertise to make Voice Notify better!