Monday, July 27, 2015

Some Material Love

Version 1.3.0 of Notifications Reader is out, and brings a small UI refresh with some improvements adopting more of the Android 5.x Material Design guidelines.

Along with the visual update, this version adds enhanced support for importing and exporting Notification Rule sets to save and share your customizations.  Rules can be exported by sharing to other Android apps, and imported again by sharing a file or selected rule text back to Notifications Reader.

Support for additional text-to-speech engines selection is also enhanced and has been tested with both IVONA Text-To-Speech HQ and SVOX Classic Text To Speech Engine on Android 5.1

Notifications Reader is available from Google Play or Amazon App Store

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Customizing Notification Rules

One of the most powerful features of Notifications Reader is the notification discovery and the ability to define multiple custom notification matching and text-to-speech rules for a single app.  With some tweaking to the default notification matching rules you have full control over what notifications are read aloud, with personalized text-to-speech output

In this post we will take a look at some of the default notification matching rules discovered for the SoundCloud app and how these can be modified.

After using the SoundCloud app to play and record some audio files Notifications Reader has discovered the following rules:

Discovered rules are always prefixed with [New].  Lets take a look at each one in detail and make some changes to customize the text-to-speech output.