If you are one of those who cannot afford to stay away from your facebook buddies and their updates but find it difficult to stay connected with the facebook app, specially while driving , walking , working out or may be because you hate reading really long updates while you relax , Friends Aloud is an app that does a nice job of reading all the recent updates aloud .
Friends Aloud will try to make your mush easier and safer . Imagine if you are away from your iPhone in the same room and occupied with some other work, you would still be able to listen to all the important updates through the iPhone’s speaker or a compatible paired Bluetooth headset.
Friends Aloud works just like a radio which can broadcast your friends’ news directly to you. With this app you can not only get your updates read but also associated comments. While the updates are being read in a women’s voice you can also view each update on your screen with the update being currently read as highlighted. Just like the iPod controls the app has play, pause, next and previous buttons. You can skip an update by tapping the next key while you can also go to the previous update by tapping previous button, the volume can be adjusted and you can select the speakers to be used for audio, just in case you wish to use bigger speaker connected on your Wi-Fi network or a Bluetooth headset.
When you start the app for the first time you will be asked for a onetime facebook login. Later you can select the number of comments to be read and shown for each update. You can also mute friends, so when you add a friend to mute list updates from that specific friends will be hidden and will not be read, just in case there’s a blabber mouth in your friend circle you can ignore to read his unwanted updates. To start reading updates aloud, just press the “Read Aloud Now” button at the bottom of screen.
The app works in background and also read common computer jargon such as smiley faces, texting-style abbreviations (LOL, ROTFLMAO, etc.). With Friends Aloud you can read the oldest updates on Facebook too. The app also includes a handy FAQ where you will get answers to some commonly asked questions and you also find video tutorials.
This is a great app for anyone who wants to stay connected to all the facebook friends update in an easier and safer way. The app has multiple possibilities which can be achieved based on individual requirements. Paying a onetime price for Friends Aloud is not a big deal but you can also try the lite version before you purchase the app. Check out the app currently available on app store for iPod touch, iPhone and iPad
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|App Name: Friends Aloud|
|App Category: Social Networking|
|Price: $2.99 / Free (Lite)|
|Developer: VoiZapp Inc.|