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Babblebox – Speak Your Social Messages!


Concieo, in collaboration with Abiro, launch “BabbleBox”, an Android application that makes it easy to submit messages in English to Facebook (status updates and checkins) and Twitter (tweets) using only your voice. All you need to do is to speak a voice command, followed by one or more phrases, and BabbleBox will automatically post the message for you.



 
 

BabbleBox makes it easy to submit messages in English to Facebook (status updates and checkins) and Twitter (tweets) using only your voice.
All you need to do is to speak a voice command, followed by one or more phrases, and BabbleBox will automatically do the work for you by posting your message to your desired social network.

BabbleBox is very simple to use, as BabbleBox will instantly recognize what you say and it can also be controlled by tapping buttons on its sleek and easy-to-use user interface. What follows is the help information available in the app, for easy reference.

Get Started

Login to the services you will use via Login to Facebook and/or Login to Twitter in the Menu.

Select whether you want Manual or Handsfree control of voice recognition via Voice Menu in Settings.
Change also the other Settings to your liking, but we recommend you to start with the default values.
The microphone turns blue when BabbleBox is listening. If it’s not, press the microphone to start using BabbleBox. Please note that BabbleBox only listens while the microphone is blue.

You can create longer messages by stacking phrases. Just say another phrase after the previous one. Use Erase (via voice or button) to erase the last phrase.

Actions

Status

Performs a Facebook status update for the currently logged in Facebook user.

Usage: status -> your message -> BabbleBox posts your message to Facebook.

Checkin

Performs a Facebook checkin. BabbleBox automatically finds your nearest location based on your position, but also gives you the option to give a named place to checkin at (see Settings).

Usage: checkin -> possible named place -> optional message -> BabbleBox performs a checkin to Facebook.

Tweet

Performs a Twitter update (or tweet) for the currently logged in Twitter user.

Usage: tweet -> your message -> BabbleBox posts your message to Twitter.

User Interface

If you prefer to use BabbleBox by touch instead of by voice, you can do this easily. The interface is essentially controlled by 3 buttons at the bottom of the display. Voice input can be activated by tapping the big blue button with the microphone icon in the bottom right corner. This button is also the main indicator for the state of the voice input. There are also several different settings that you can access via the cogwheel icon at the bottom of the display.

Settings

Voice Mode (default: Manual)

You can choose between Handsfree and Manual. For Handsfree, BabbleBox will listen continuously. For Manual you need to click on the microphone for it to start listening.

Speech Assistance (default: On)

When activated, you get speech assistance, hence Babblebox will speak back to you. All messages will also be shown on the display.

Bluetooth Headset (default: Off)

Activate to enable use of Bluetooth headsets. If left on while there’s no headset, audio goes via the phone’s microphone and speaker.

Checkin Mode (default: Nearest place)

You can choose to either say a place or have BabbleBox choose the nearest place for you.

Radius for Places (default: 10000 meters)

The radius for which Places will be gathered for automatic checkins. Set to 0 to get a worldwide area.

Location Method (default: Coarse or Fine)

  • None: No location is being made. This is not very useful for checkins.
  • Coarse (Cell, Wi-Fi): Location based on Cell and Wi-Fi locations. Much more coarse than GPS, but works indoors and draws considerably less power.
  • Coarse or Fine (Cell, Wi-Fi, GPS): Uses GPS unless out of coverage (indoors or close to high buildings etc).
  • Fine (GPS): Uses only GPS. If there is no GPS coverage checkins will not be made.

Make Sentence (default: On)

When activated you get a capital letter and an ending dot for each spoken phrase, making each phrase into a full sentence.

Log out from Facebook/Twitter

Use these settings to log out from either service, so you can log in to a different account.

Setup

This application was developed in collaboration with Concieo Consulting AB.