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Hello App Inventor!: Android programming for kids and the rest of us by Paula Beer and Carl Simmons

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Chapter 11. Using speech and storing data on your phone

In this chapter, we’ll look at the different ways you can change words (text) into the Android voice and how you can record your own voice and change that into text. We’ll also examine how you can store items such as text and pictures on your phone.

What is the difference between text to speech and speech to text?

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Text to speech Inputs text Speaks aloud Nope
Speech to text Speaks aloud Uses Google Voice to convert to text Yessir

In recent years speech recognition has improved a great deal, but it still isn’t perfect. ...

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