Interactive iPad app development as demoed in the Odd Avatar app publicized by Odd Cast
Joy 10 years ago in SitePal Studio • updated by James Trump 9 years ago • 18
My primary interest in SitePal came as a result of seeing an iPad app called Odd Avatar that demonstrates the interactive avatar along with interactive Text to Speech--exactly what you'd get through the traditional web page implementation. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/odd-a... I can't seem to get interactivity however in my own iPad implementations. I just get video clips that the user must click to play. I have the Gold membership now. Is anyone able to explain what I need to license to get access to the functionality demoed in the Odd Avatar ipad app?
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You are correct in your observation that dynamic TTS capability currently does not yet function on iOS. We are working on an update to SitePal that will enable this functionality & will be available later this year.
Until the new update is out - SitePal displays as video on iOS as you pointed out.
Hope this helps clarify.
glad you liked the Odd Avatar demo!
As you probably are aware - many browsers out there do not support HTML5 or support is patchy.
Hope this helps.
As with any development effort - timetables slip, priorities may change etc. We have not committed to a date - but as an informal opinion I'd say it will likely happen this year.
I should add for the purpose of setting expectations that we will not necessarily make our current/existing avatars available in HTML5 - but perhaps a "new type" of avatars. Sorry if this seems a bit vague.
No worries. I definitely understand dates slipping in development timetables. I'd much rather the product be stable than on time.
I would however have been deeply concerned if the date had slipped by two years. I'm pleased to hear then that the statement in the Odd Avatar app description of how the app was a showcase of SitePal's technology is unconnected to the plans for SitePal's future. I'd like to suggest though that SitePal consider modifying the app description to clarify that the app is not a demonstration of currently available functionality.
Odd Avatar aside, the direction that you've described for SitePal's future seems promising, and I've been quite pleased with what I've seen during my work with the SitePal API in the web version thus far. Best of luck as you all move forward with the upgrades, and I look forward to seeing just how much can be done with these avatars. : )
I was wondering how things were progressing with the HTML5 build?
Thanks for checking in.
We are hard at work on it. It's getting closer but still no release date.
Thank you for your prompt response, I tried calling you today but couldn't get through, what's a good time?
We ARE on it. Aim is to launch this quarter.
Should be able to post a demo link soon - that should help ground the discussion.
Just posted a link to a demo & more information - pls see here -
if you would write a note to email@example.com we would add you to the list for the Beta if you are interested.