10/31/2012, 03:51 AM
You need it anyway for this app.
Originally Posted by HaPe
Well, the app is also burning data by downloading map tiles. If it only speaks brief phrases from time to time, I don't think that's so much cost, for a great added value. Of course, this feature could be made optional.
- Your data rate is wasted (If you not have unlimited data)
Those words would be map directions, actually coming from Google themselves, so that's not what I'd call a privacy concern. More interesting is the fact that Google knows that you are using their service from a certain location, but it already knows for sure, after all, this is a mapping app.
- Google (like apple) gets every word you like your device to speak
For me, the most intriguing thing is how much more time Google will offer these amazing services without asking money directly for them. I'm amazed at the sheer amount of resources it has to dedicate for giving these services for free (sure, revenue comes from elsewhere, but it's not the same as billing your customers).
Hey, that's great! I even asked exactly for this a while ago, at the Navit thread. Having offline text to speech is a great addition to the system, sure the Open webOS Team should be interested.
I have a new version of the speech Dispatcher ready that have a Mojo service. So every Mojo or Enjo app can use this servile like any other webOS services to speak. I will post more information as soon as the test package arrived in that alpha feeds.
I have a very robotic, low volume voice, with the added fun of mixed spanish and englishwords in my navit setup, where can I find help? Can the phonemes pack be upgraded? Is Navit crafting texts that have mixed language words?