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Monday, December 5, 2011

Look! It's A Closed Caption App for Conversations!

A few days ago, I published a post "Closed Captions or Word Bubbles, Please". Ryan stopped by and left this under the comment section, "You're in luck. that is what we're working on! :-)". I went to the link he left and to my surprise, it's an app for conversations. At this point, it's for Android phones. For $0.99, it looks like it has very nice possibilities. I'm excited to see how far the technology of this will go in a few years and for this app or something similar to be available for all smart phones.

I'm going to be getting this app for my Iphone when it's available. Thank you, Ryan, for stopping by and sharing this link with us:   http://closedcapp.com/


  1. Ooo. I have an android phone. :)

  2. You'll have to let us know how this works, Liz, if you decide to purchase and try it out.

  3. I was hoping like some of the apps that appear on my phone, that the cost of app comes out of my phone credit. But it asked for debit, credit card etc.. Mobile phones not being like computers, means I wonn't use my card on the phone. Not as you are not protected the same way, like spyware etc.. So looks like going to have to give it a miss, as I don't think I can transfer a download off pc to phone. So not risking it. Its a shame. I would have gave it a go otherwise.

  4. Well, that won't do. Thank you for looking into this and letting us know about that, Liz.

  5. I believe it's same concept as youtube as it tried translator from the audio to text. It will not be 100%. Some words won't be understandable during difficult tone or accent depend on sex gender's voice.

  6. Hi, Sam, thanks for stopping by and explaining this a little more. Have a great Christmas season!

  7. Hi Xpressive Hands, thanks for posting about Closed Capp, I'm really happy you are excited about it. This has great potential to help a lot of people as the voice recognition gets better and better. The newest version of Android "Ice Cream Sandwich" already has a major upgrade to the service, and it's working great. I assure you all that Google has the highest security possible involving their services, so don't be afraid to test it out. I hope you try it and post about your experiences with Closed Capp, I'd love to read about it. Thanks! - Ryan from ClosedCapp.com

  8. Hi, Ryan! I can't find this app in my Iphone App store, however, I will post your link and message on a blog for those users of Android. :-)

    Thank you for sharing this.

  9. I think there is a free app for iphones. i think it is called captel. I have the androind. there is a free app for that phone but I dont trust the fact that there is a security risk for malicious software. I wanted to get the sprint relay but sprint says I owe money from 2001 lol so I couldnt get a plan so I went to verizon and i got the samsung galaxy and I love it. Even though there are apps for close caption you still have to connect to an operater and I dont like the lack of privacy and people are complaining there are no operaters when you need to use the phone. We cant seem to win.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Mary! I use Cap Tel app on my IPho ne currently. I'm looking into trying out a landline, CaptionCall that I learned about at the last HLA meeting. I know exactly what you mean about the privacy issue.