Stanislav Maksimov from the CAE team implemented another nice sample that allows generating audio files from mails that you can listen to for example on your way to work. The entry below is from Stas.
The idea for this demo was to create a component that could take different Notes documents and produce an audio file - a podcast - using text-to-speech technology. The implementation of PodSmart Demo component was very simple - it had to accept drag and drop from Notes, then using the Notes Java API get all necessary textual data from each document and then feed all this text into the text-to-speech engine. However, to be easy to use, it had to be really part of the Notes Mail database; this was easy enough to do with Composite Applications Editor, by placing the component on each page of the Mail database. It was concluded that the best place for the component would be in the bottom left, underneath Notes Mail Navigator.
The result looks like this:
So in this Notes Mail database it is now possible to drop emails, meeting notes, todos, paste doclinks for other documents, and also drop MP3 files into the PodSmart Demo component by dragging them from the Windows Explorer. Once the list is created it can be rearranged if needed, and then with just one click of a button - the podcast is created, which can be loaded to an audio player like iPod where user will be able to listen to their mails or other documents while travelling.