The IVONA for Developers Initiative has expanded its Text to Speech offerings with powerful new tools and features that make it easier than ever for developers to create premium voice interfaces for their application and device users. IVONA encourages everyone to explore the site, use the resources, and share their ideas and suggestions for improvement.
The market for voice-enabled applications is growing rapidly as users demand easy, on-the-go access to digital information for work, recreation, and “social connectivity”. In fact, for many consumers and businesses, Text-to-Speech is becoming a must-have element of any new application, system or device. However, the added challenges of background noise and technical limitations are making the case for better voice quality “crystal clear”.
"IVONA is the market leader in embedded mobile voice solutions”, says Stefan Pal, LingApps speech and language mobile applications developer. “Our users need clear and concise voiced text to access the world of online information. IVONA for Developers helps us design and develop efficient, voice-enabled applications to meet that need. By far, IVONA offers the best quality TTS engine and development options for our solutions.”
Lukasz Osowski, CEO of IVONA Software, added: “We invite partners to join our “IVONA for Developers” Initiative, try out our TTS solutions and create modern applications for iOS, Android, Linux, Windows and many other platforms. They’ll find lots of cutting-edge I4D resources including documentation, code samples and hints on how to design and develop voice enabled applications for their unique audiences. Whether their projects require a certain programming language (C/C++, .NET C#, PHP, ActionScript, Python) or a specific interface for accessing TTS (IVONA SDK API, SOAP, REST), developers will find the up-to-date support materials and information they need to succeed.”
IVONA technology is now available using the IVONA SDK or IVONA Speech Cloud, a highly effective and responsive service with an HTTP web services interface.
Help IVONA further improve the “IVONA for Developers” Initiative and portal (program) at http://developer.ivona.com/survey. Let us know where we should go tomorrow to help you with your project.
The company will continue to work on expanding its suite of voices and languages in the months ahead. Visit www.ivona.com/voiceslist to sample recordings of IVONA languages and voices. IVONA will also be showcasing all of its TTS voices and languages, as well as other products for mobile applications developers, at the following international technology events: GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Call Center World in Berlin, CSUN Conference in San Diego, and CeBIT in Hanover.