"Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer's lease hath all too short a date" Sonnet XVIII The perfect application to help you study ...Read more
"Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date"
The perfect application to help you study the sonnets of the greatest English writer.
Features: * The complete set of 154 sonnets * Very fast and simple to use * Works offline, even in "airplane mode". Access all sonnets anytime, anywhere, no internet connection needed. * Powerful search system. Search by Sonnet, Line or text. Perfect for studying * Bookmark your favorite sonnets of lines for quick future reference * Receive daily sonnets in the notification bar * Read random sonnets * Share any sonnet by Email, text, etc. * Listen to the sonnets using Android's built-in Text-to-speech synthesizer * Works in both portrait and landscape mode for easier reading
Q: How can I share a sonnet from the list? A: Just pressing for 2 or 3 seconds and a menu with the available sharing options will appear
Q: How can I change the speech speed? A: The speed of the speech is controlled by the TTS engine installed with Android. It can be set up by going to: Settings --> Voice input & output settings --> Text to speech settings --> speech rate
Q: How can I change the speech accent? A: Just go to Menu --> Settings and select the language. Currently, 2 accents are available: * English (US) * English (GB)
About the permissions:
We know you may be worried about the permissions required by the application so here is the explanation of why they are needed:
To load the ads used to support the development of the application, these permissions are required: - Full Internet access - View network state
About the speech synthesizer: The text-to-speech (TTS) technology may not be available in some devices. To check if your phone is able of speech synthesis: Menu -> Settings -> Voice input & output -> Text-to-speech settings. If not installed, your device may ask you to install the TTS engine. An internet connection may be required. We recommend installing it before traveling as roaming data tariffs may be very expensive.
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UPDATED ON: Aug 7, 2015
INSTALLATIONS: 5,000 - 10,000
LATEST VERSION: 2.4.0
REQUIRED ANDROID VERSION: 4.0 and up
full Internet access
Allows an application to create network sockets.
view network state
Allows an application to view the state of all networks.
automatically start at boot
Allows an application to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the application to slow down overall performance of the phone by constantly running.