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[APP] Listen to your RSS news feeds with FeedSpeak

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By mcclanahoochie, Junior Member on 3rd July 2010, 04:17 AM
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Description
FeedSpeak Pro is a talking RSS feed reader app that reads aloud feed headlines and their summaries. It offers a convenient alternative way to stay updated with your favorite websites and blogs while on the go. Use your Google Reader account to login and pull down subscribed RSS feeds. Free your eyes and hands while listening to your news!
Features
* Text-to-Speech of your Google Reader RSS feeds.
* Select to speak article summaries or just titles.
* Supports sorting, tagging, skipping, and linking to feeds and articles.
* Bonus: Fun custom text entry! Enter in any text and listen to it.
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Website
Please visit: feedspeak.tk or search for "FeedSpeak Pro" in the Android Market.
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Personal Notes
- I usually let a bunch of feeds queue up and listen to them while going to work/school.
- The UI could probably use improvement, but the purpose of the app is to allow you to not look at your phone/computer to get your RSS news.
- The TTS is robotic, but it is the built-in voice, so I can't do much about that.
- I try to fix bugs I find as soon as possible if I can in my free time.
Feedback
I welcome any feedback for improving the app.
Please post requests/problems/comments here.
Enjoy!

UPDATE!
- FeedSpeak Lite now available for FREE! Enjoy!
- (Note: This version will receive less updates and features than Pro version)
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7th July 2010, 09:44 PM |#2  
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Nice idea Is the app free? If not you shouldn't really post it on this site.
7th July 2010, 10:04 PM |#3  
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Thanks!
Sorry, the app isn't free ($0.99).
Please forgive my posting of it here.
A 'lite' version for Free is in the works though...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mcclanahoochie

Thanks!
Sorry, the app isn't free ($0.99).
Please forgive my posting of it here.
A 'lite' version for Free is in the works though...

So I just took some time to release a Lite version of FeedSpeak... Enjoy!
8th July 2010, 04:40 AM |#5  
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I love it! Revolutionary, well done! Whats the difference between this one and the lite version?
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Originally Posted by d-bag

I love it! Revolutionary, well done! Whats the difference between this one and the lite version?

Wow. Thanks!

The free version is really just a fork of the Pro version, starting at v1.9.6. It simply has features disabled, and it will not get as much attention for updates that the Pro version will.

Here is a list of differences:
  • Free
    • No article/summary topic filtering
    • Fixed to fetch 100 articles at one time
    • Cannot speak article summaries, just titles
    • Less likely to receive new updates
  • Pro
    • Filter out and skip articles with key words
    • Can control how many articles [40-260] to fetch at once
    • Can speak article titles and/or summaries
    • Updated with new features by request (if possible)

I hope this helps!
9th July 2010, 09:17 PM |#7  
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Originally Posted by mcclanahoochie

So I just took some time to release a Lite version of FeedSpeak... Enjoy!

You can find out how your premium version can go into marketplace, along with your free version.
10th July 2010, 02:21 AM |#8  
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Unhappy Some day i would like to see this on WM
Man i would wish this for WM HD2 looks F* brilliant.
Or my next phone must be a Android:S
10th July 2010, 09:39 PM |#9  
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Thumbs up Will try it out (June 23rd)
Won't get an Android till June 23rd. AT&T Captivate launches 18th, but won't be home to buy it. Will let you know how it goes and compares to a typical visual reader like NewsRob.
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Hi everyone, thanks for the interest!

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Originally Posted by jhnstn00

Won't get an Android till June 23rd. AT&T Captivate launches 18th, but won't be home to buy it. Will let you know how it goes and compares to a typical visual reader like NewsRob.

I hope you enjoy the app! FeedSpeak isn't meant to replace a visual reader, and NewsRob is probably the best visual one, but it comes in handy when you want to listen to stuff while doing other things.

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Originally Posted by DracoDrake

Man i would wish this for WM HD2 looks F* brilliant.
Or my next phone must be a Android:S

Thanks, but sorry, I don't have any plans for non-Android phones...

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Originally Posted by YOSEFE

You can find out how your premium version can go into marketplace, along with your free version.

I'm not quite sure I understand you (both apps have been in the market), but thanks for posting!

@All: Thanks for trying! Enjoy!
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