May 19, 2010 1:19 PM –
Discover a fun & new way to send your tweets using only your voice. Twitoc is a ‘widget’ based mobile application for Android that sends out “tweets” to your Twitter account via Google Voice Recognition. Requires +2.1 Android Firmware. For the best results: Speak Clearly, Say Quick short tweets, Have some fun with it .
AndroidTapp.com Android App Review:
Pros & Cons:
- Awesome alternative way to send Tweets by Voice
- Good for hands-free tweeting
- Bound by the accuracy of Google’s Speech-to-Text engine
- Only for Android 2.1+ phones
- No tweet character counter
- Some may argue the point of Twitter is to discreetly send messages without everyone hearing them
Twitoc Android App is a cool way to speak your tweets! It is a home screen widget plus app; simply open it, say what you want to tweet and send. (I really wish Nuance’s text-to-speech engine was built in, however it’s not yet vailable). It displays what it thinks it heard so you can verify accuracy before tweeting. Tip: we’ve noticed if you hold the phone to your ear as a normal conversation and speak clearly, you’ll get the best results.
Gripe Alert: unfortunately this awesome idea has a crutch with Google’s server-based Speech-to-Text engine powering the app. In my personal experience the accuracy of the engine is about 97-99% accurate. Plus tweeting is all about the shortest abbreviated text as possible; which makes saying “Retweet” and it not recognizing it yet typing out “RT” not possible. It is also missing a character counter so you know if you’ve tipped the 140 character limit, plus it would be nice to have some list of recent tweets.
Twitoc Speech to Text Working
Twitoc What It Heard
Twitoc Text Correction
The app is more cool idea and offers an alternative solution to tweeting.
Ease of Use:
Twitoc is a 4×1 home screen widget or you can open it directly. Once it’s open it will start listening for your tweet. Speak, verify and send. That’s all!
Android Advice™: How do I place the widget on my home screen?
Once installed go to home screen where there is free space for 1×1 or 4×1 (equivalent to 4 app icons across) » Longpress (hold for 2 or more seconds) an empty area » choose Widgets » select app from the list.
The app presents native Android 2.1+ Speech-to-Text engine followed by a simple text field where your tweet can be reviewed/edited then sent.