)s) Dolphin Communicator
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100 - 11,000 Hz range
40 FFTs per second
1024 voltage samples
This application is for conducting two-way communication experiments using whistles. Using this app, you may emit one or more whistles and listen to the response by dolphins (the app will show you the sound and try to recognize them for you), then you may reply with your own whistles. Dolphins may also command the device.
Peter Gabriel, Vint Cerf, et alia, have announced Feb. 28, 2013, in a TED talk, that they are working on communicating with dolphins. With this app, you may beat them to it, or do a better job than them, and at much lower costs. :-)
We now have a beta testers program where testers can obtain a beta version for testing. Send an email to info (at) simplecode.com if you are interested, stating your credentials. You must be a member of Google+. Ideally you should have the author, Serge Masse, in one of your circles.
Available only on Android.
The main screen works like a chat or text messaging application, and it emits and recognizes whistles. When the app recognizes a whistle that it already has in its lexicon, it surrounds its name or number by ((( ))), such as ((( hello ))) or ((( 147 ))). When the app does not recognize a sound as a known whistle, it gives it a number and displays that number without the ((( ))). To emit one or more whistles, you type their names or numbers in the edit text box and select the Emit button. After an emission you may repeat it by selecting the Repeat button.
Sample built-in whistles are hello, hello-world, hi, bye, yes, no, m, caret, u, v, w, and w1. You can make your own whistles with a graphical editor.
A spectrogram behind the chat text lets you see the energy of the surrounding sounds in real time.
This version has a database which lets you save sessions data.
Also, using two devices with this app, two or more people can play a game where someone is the dolphin and the other is the researcher. Only whistles are allowed for sound. You can use props to identify by whistles and requests actions by whistles. Try to communicate with another person just by using whistles and this will give you an idea of the difficulties in communicating with dolphins.
- Emit whistles selected by the user
- Acquire whistles from the surrounding sounds and keep them in a lexicon
- Recognize whistles; when a whistle is recognized it is identified to the user
- Shows the energy and frequencies of surrounding sounds in a real-time spectrogram
- Shows some of the events of the workings of the app
- Pause and restart the spectrogram in order to observe interesting sound energy patterns
- Perform a self-test where the app can test itself by attempting to recognize emitted whistles
- Hide the chat text in order to better see the spectrogram
- Edit whistles with a graphical editor
- Commands entered by the human user
- Commands in the form of whistles, to be used by dolphins or a second device
- Database to save, export, analyse, and share whistles and other data.
- Show all whistles in the lexicon, cetacean-made and man-made whistles
- Show the main settings
- Show all available commands
- Show the database status
- Show a User Guide
- Write an email to the developer
- Show other apps in the Play store by Simplecode
- Show an About text
To participate in the Beta Testing program, please send a request to info [ a t ] simplecode.com
Small Icon © 2001-2013 aguasonic.com - All rights reserved. The icon is made with cetacean sounds.
App © 1997-2013 www.simplecode.com - All rights reserved.
Tags: dolphin communicator.
V 0.8.4 - now in production
V 0.7.10 Beta available in the Beta Testing program; send requests to info [ a t ] simplecode.com
V 0.7.9: name change: from now on, the production version will not have 'Beta' in the identifier and the beta version, in the beta program, will.
V 0.7.6-8 Beta: increased length of short hardcoded whistles; fixed bugs; added tapering of amplitude at start and finish of whistles. Added sound amplitude display.