April 19, 2010 in Travel (E)
[prMac.com] Hamburg, Germany - Jourist Verlags GmbH today is pleased to announce the release of Travel Interpreter 1.2 for the iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. Travel Interpreter is a talking phrasebook which translates English into 23 different languages. Choose any supported language and the app displays 15 topics from which the user can select one of 2,100 useful words or phrases. Each phrase is spoken aloud by a native speaker, illustrated with a witty cartoon, written out in English, the foreign language and an English transliteration.
Travel Interpreter employs a convenient method for navigating to the desired phrase. 15 topics or categories appear in a scrollable list: Basics, Traveling, Hotel, Local Transport, Sightseeing, Bank, Means of Communication, In the Restaurant, Food/Drinks, Shopping, Repairs/Laundry, Sports/Leisure, Health/Drugstore, Beauty Care, and Calling for Police. Having chosen a topic, 4 - 18 subtopics are listed. Finally, 5 - 25 phrases are listed from which the user can select. To ask "Would you please send the luggage to my room?", the user selects the topic Hotel, then the subtopic Service, and then the phrase. Alternatively, the user may simply type in the word "luggage" and be taken directly to the phrase.
* Travel Interpreter 1.2 translates English words and phrases into 23 languages
* 2,100 useful words and phrases are permanently stored for each language
* All phrases are spoken by native speakers
* Precise and simple topics and subtopics
* Fast, full text search function, also for partial words
* All content stored on the device, no internet connection required for use
* Each entry is illustrated, making communication even easier
* Very easy to use by young and old
* Includes phonetic characters for the following languages: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Russian, Greek, Arabic and Hebrew
* Compare how a phrase is spoken in 23 different languages using a single key
Travel Interpreter translates English into the following languages: German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Polish, Czech, Slovakian, Russian, Greek, Hungarian, Turkish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Arabic, and Hebrew. 2,100 different words and phrases for each language are permanently stored in the app, so no internet connection is necessary. As an additional convenience the app displays native, phonetic characters for the following languages: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Russian, Greek, Arabic and Hebrew.
"Travel Interpreter 1.2 is a very practical tool when traveling," stated Managing Director Igor Jourist. "I just hold up my iPhone, tap the screen, and the person with whom I trying to communicate hears 'me' in his native language."
* iPad, iPhone or iPod touch
* iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 488 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Travel Interpreter 1.2 is $9.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Travel category. Review copies are available upon request.
Located in Hamburg, Germany, Jourist Verlags GmbH was founded in 1997. For the past 13 years it has been a successful publishing house for language software with a focus on publishing up-to-date and innovative electronic dictionaries, translating software, language courses and phrasebooks for over 30 languages. The company is flexible to the demands of the constantly growing market, and is a leader in the field of innovative language software. Jourist offers successful linguistic products for various operating systems: Windows, Windows Mobile, Windows CE, Mac OS X, iPhone, Palm. Copyright (C) 2010 Jourist Verlags GmbH. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.