January 10, 2013 in Travel (E)
[prMac.com] Seoul, Korea - Time Space System today is pleased to announce TS Translator Lite 1.3.6 free for iOS, an update to its patented language translation app that provides both textual and aural translation of 60,000+ common words and phrases. During the initial setup, users select a Home Language, then one of 9 other languages as the Target language. Rather than alphabetically, entries are arranged by Categories, hierarchically, making it easy to find useful phrases for common situations. Recorded using professional, native-speaker, voiceover artists, all 2-way translations that are heard aloud are clear and accurate. The app supports 10 major languages, including: English, Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Thai, and Vietnamese.
The free TS Translator Lite app includes only one of its 12 Categories unlocked, Conversation, which includes basic words and phrases for greetings, expressing opinions, and asking questions. The remaining 11 Categories include: Airport, Transportation, Lodging, Restaurant, Tourism, Enjoy, Shopping, Communications, Emergency, Business, and Daily Life. These Categories can be unlocked through full versions.
* 2-way translation in 2 languages with voice
* Maximum capability of 2-way translation in 10 languages with voice via an in-app purchase
* 60,000+ expressions in 12 Categories (30,000 words and expressions per language)
* Replaceable words in expressions (alternate words that will fit in the sentence)
* Today's talk notification (daily practice quizzes)
* Q/A styled list function
* Sentence navigating function
* Sentence copying function
* Listen all
* Ask & reply
* Slow playback of phrase by 10% for increased intelligibility
* Favorite & recent list
* Flip to listen
* Send translation by email
* Retina-display compatible on iPad
* Complete text/sound libraries are offline, enabling app operation without a WiFi connection
The operation of the GUI is very straightforward and logical, allowing users to drill down through hierarchies until they find the phrase they are looking for. For example, in the Conversation Category, touching the thumbnail opens the Basic Conversation page, which includes 9 different Sub-Categories, including: Greetings, Introduction, Invitation/Visit, Relationship, Basic Expression, Expression of Sentiment, Topics of Conversation, Questions/Comprehension, and Opinion. Touching Topics of Conversation opens a page of the same title, which contains 6 different Topics: Family/Age, Leisure/Hobbies, Job/Major in School, Weather/Season, Date/Day, and Time. Finally, touching the Date/Day listing reveals the 4 Sub-Topics.
With English as the Home language and French as the Target language, the Date/Day page lists 4 common questions in English:
* What date is it /today/?
* What day of the week is it /today/?
* When are you /leaving/?
* When did you /come/?
Each question includes its translation written below it (e.g., What date is it today?; Aujourd'hui, quelle date sommes-nous?). Touching the question brings up a full page devoted solely to What date is it /today/? (All words enclosed in slashes appear underlined in blue in the app, indicating that there are several other words available as alternative or replacement words). For example, touching the word "today" displays a dropdown menu of alternate words that fit equally well to express similar ideas (e.g., today, tomorrow, the day after tomorrow, Saturday, etc.).
Finally, the French translation appears in large letters, and a Speaker button allows the user to hear the phrase aloud. The letters are large enough so that the user can simply show the screen at the person to whom the question is directed, and they can easily read it. Also available is a Slow Read button that plays the translation 10% slower than normal for increased intelligibility.
To enhance use of TS Translator Lite as a language study tool, foreign language students can set up the app to go through every phrase sequentially. Users can have the English phrase heard aloud and then the French phrase, or they may hear phrases repeated more than once or not at all. Finally, there is a global search function, where users can enter a word or phrase and the app will search all 12 Categories.
"TS Translator Lite is a free, 2-way, language translation app that will demonstrate all the possibilities of the full, paid app," stated Sung-ryong Hong of Time Space System. "Expandable up to 10 different languages, the app includes all the phrases you'll ever need, spoken perfectly by native speakers."
* English, Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Thai, and Vietnamese
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 6.9 MB
Pricing and Availability:
TS Translator Lite 1.3.6 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Travel category. Time Space System Co., Ltd. offers five different TS Translator apps for iOS from $4.99 (USD) to $14.99.
Based in Seoul, Korea, Time Space System was founded by Sung-ryong Hong in 2001. Time Space System is doing their best to make their customer's lives more convenient, starting with developing Multi-lingual character-input systems and Multi-lingual International SMS, and Clock solutions. Copyright (C) 2001-2013 Time Space System. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.