As of Monday, VoiceBunny is no longer in beta! Welcome to VoiceBunny 1.0. We published some great improvements, not only on our website, but also to our API. These new features won’t affect the functionality of your applications. Let us know right away if you experience any problems.
Changes in Projects/add method
We made some important changes to the projects/add method to allow more communication between clients and talents. Now you can include instructions to the talent within your scripts by placing them inside of brackets. These “instruction tags” will not be counted as part of the script and won’t be read by the talent. For example:
[With very friendly and funny voice] Hello, I am Mr. VoiceBunny [5 Second Pause] Welcome to my service!
Due to the ability to add instructions within the script, the argument specialInstructions is now called remarks in order to avoid confusion. This won’t affect any application that was using the argument specialInstructions, as we will continue supporting the old argument in the requests. A new argument is available! You can use timedRecording, when you require the read to have an exact duration. This is a boolean argument.
Quote method refactor
Some languages are based in characters, not in words, like Japanese and Chinese. In these cases we weren’t quoting the amount correctly. So now languages are returning a new field, pricingType, to determine if the language will be quoted by characters or by words. The new argument language, is a mandatory field of projects/quote and can have two values:
Now you can estimate a reward amount not only using the script, but also using the numberOfWords or numberOfCharacters fields (depending on the language provided). You can continue using the script field if you prefer.
Thanks to a user suggestion, we added Afrikaans – South African to our languages. The code is:
Now that we are out of beta, we are working very hard on improving our current features and adding new ones to ensure that VoiceBunny is the fastest and easiest way to get professional voiceovers online. As always, if you have a suggestion for a new feature or have an idea for a cool hack using the VoiceBunny API, let us know at email@example.com or tweet us @VoiceBunnyAPI. Thank you for using the VoiceBunny API!