[OBSOLETE 1.1.6 5/25/16] Big Talker - Talk when events occur

FYI - I started some work on the development version of BigTalker and found that TalkNow is no longer working. This feature relies on a SmartApp function refreshAfterSelection. This function is broken in the latest SmartThings app for at least the iPhone. I am not sure if it affects Android or Windows Phone users.

Until SmartThings releases an updated iPhone app that restores the refreshAfterSelection function, BigTalker may not be able to perform the following functions (at least when using the iPhone app):

  • TalkNow
    • Workaround:
      1. Go into the TalkNow configuration page
      2. Change the TalkNow text
      3. Press Done (normally it would talk now)
      4. Press to enter the TalkNow configuration page again and it should speak when the TalkNow configuration page opens again.
        Keep the text the same or blank it out to prevent it from speaking the next time you launch the TalkNow configuration page. TalkNow only speak when it detects that text is present in the “Speak Phrase” field and that the text entered does not match the text previously saved.
  • During Install, choosing speech device type of Sonos/VLCThing or UBI/VLCThing
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