This is a very simple utility, and currently does only one thing: Read text messages to you through Android's built-in text to speech engine, or through any you set up yourself as your default system tts engine.
The key feature is that Interrupt will only do this given certain criteria. Specifically if a wired headset has been connected (for privacy), while music is playing, both, or none (in which case it will read all texts). You can also set it up to read the whole message body to you, though its default message is "Text from [Contact Name]".
This was a personal utility for me that I've decided to publish. I found myself listening to music on the way to work or whatever, and the ding of a message notification prompting me to have to dig out my phone, unlock it and see what the message was got really old. It didn't help that I'm in Norway, it's winter, and I'd have to take off my gloves to use my phone.
It's been pretty useful for me, and sits nice and quiet in the background. My philosophy is if there is something I need, there's probably someone else that needs it too. So, that someone, hope you found me :-)
InterRupt lets you listen to music while working but still hear some-one speak to you.
InterRupt measures deviations in the background ambient noise and routes increases through to your headphones.
InterRupt lets you adjust the noise threshold so you can easily set the noise level trigger.
InterRupt lets you adjust the trigger sensitivity so you can block out more noise depending on your environment.
InterRupt lets you save your environment settings so you can quickly change settings.
InterRupt lets you adjust the volume. The volume setting is saved together with the noise threshold level and sensitivity level.
InterRupt is available in English, Danish, Finnish, German, Dutch, French and Italian. More languages will be supported shortly.
InterRupt will use the mic on your phone as the default but will use a mic on your headset if available.
InterRupt works with internet radio player, music, audio and media players (supporting codecs MP3, AAC, AAC +, WMA, WAV, MIDI, REAL AUDIO, OGG). It doesn't work with the phones integrated FM radio.