Twin Featured PyS60 Applications #8

by Pankaj Nathani

Every 10 days, we would be featuring in the “PyS60 Applications” section, a new application on Pys60 !

The prominent aim of the Featured PyS60 Applications section is to help the developers of Pys60 build standalone applications on Pys60.

The twin Featured Application #8 comprises of BH BlueJack and BH Text-to-Speech by Christian Shtarkov.

BH BlueJack is an open-source bluejacking application written in
Python for Symbian S60 3rd edition devices.

Features:

* Sending messages – just type in your message and select a
target and the program will convert the message to a VCF card,
which is compatible with most mobile devices, and it will send it
via bluetooth.
* Sending templates – you can have a predefined set of messages
to send. Just select one and the target device and it will send it.
* Add/Remove templates – you can make your own set of
templates. Templates are separated by a % sign, which can be
put by pressing the left softkey and selecting “Separator”. After
your done press the left softkey and select “Save” to save your
changes. If you just quit using the right softkey, the program will
discard the changes.
* In-built help – all the program functions are explained in this
menu.

BH Text-to-Speech is an open-source text-to-speech application
written in Python for Symbian S60 3rd edition devices.

Features:
* Read any text. Just input your text, press the left softkey and
select “Say”.
* Read from a file. Opens up a dialog to select a file to read. Put
your files under c:\bhtts.
* Read from SMS. Opens up a dialog to select an SMS to read from.
Select one, press OK, then the left softkey, then “Say”.
* Adjustable speed. You can set the interval between words in
seconds.
* In-built help – all the program functions are explained in this
menu.

The source code for both applications are available here,

* BH Bluejack

* BH Text-to-Speech

The code is released under GNU General Public License v3.

Those of you who want to just try the applications – can download sis files here,

* BH Bluejack

* BH Text-to-Speech

Your comments are welcome :-)

Note: If you wish your PyS60 applications or work to be published and featured here. Drop me or Bogdan, an email with the details. Our contact info is here.

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