We are looking to develop a text to speech application using the free FLite text to speech engine. The app would be very simple, it would have controls allowing the user to select the voice and speed, pitch, and variance of that voice. The app would read anything on the clipboard, and should interact through the apple sound API.
Basically, the app would monitor the clipboard for changes, if the clipboard changes, it would start reading the clipboard. User would be able to pause or resume the reading. On stock iphones, because of the iphone limitations, the user would have to come back to the app in order to have it read the next set of copied text. However, on jail broken iphones the app should be able to be backgrounded, and monitor the clipboard.
Please provide examples of prior work, if available. Thank you,