Acapela Group, the European Voice solutions expert, announces the first deployment of its Acapela for iPhone text to speech solution, with the release of iSpeak by Future Apps, an innovative developer of solutions for the iPhone platform.
iSpeak is designed at taking mobile translators/speech learning tools to a new level of capability and quality. The iSpeak Apps are not merely simple text translators, but use Acapela high quality speech synthesis to vocalise the translated phrase back to you in the target language.
Future Apps has worked with Acapela Group to integrate Acapela for iPhone - a product designed to offer to iPhone community developers a high quality speech engine specifically adapted to meet their needs – in their applications. This provides the iSpeak Apps real time vocalisation of translations with full quality, no compression, and no internet connection needed.
“We put a lot of work into creating the ultimate translation tool for the iPhone that can be used for anything from simple word translations to a convenient and easy way to learn a language,” said John Stefanopoulos, Founder of Future Apps. “When we approached Acapela, we were blown away by the voice quality their speech engine reproduces. It is like nothing you have ever heard before, especially considering that our iSpeak Apps run on a mobile phone.”
‘We have launched the Acapela for iPhone solution a few months ago and we had a lot of very positive interest and feedback from the iPhone community. iSpeak will definitely change the way we interface with language learning issues. We are very happy to voice empower such a smart and high end tool which will be the first app to demonstrate the power of Acapela natural voices to voice enable iPhone applications, at an appstore affordable price’ says Lars-Erik Larsson, CEO of Acapela Group.
9 Languages are already available: iSpeak translates from English to any of the following languages, and the way round. Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Polish, and Swedish.
With more languages coming soon!
The iSpeak line of Apps is available immediately from the Apple App Store for a small one-time fee of $1.99 per language.
The initial release supports Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Polish, and Swedish, with more languages coming soon!
About Future Apps Inc:Future Apps is a software based company dedicated to providing cutting edge software solutions to the iPhone/iPod Touch mobile platform. We pride ourselves in creating applications that are simple and easy to use. We understand that a user on the go needs information quickly, easily, and with as little interaction as possible. That is the design philosophy infused in our apps. For more information, please visit http://www.future-apps.net/
About Acapela Group:Acapela Group, expert in speech solutions with 25 years of experience, gives a voice to all your products and services. We invent solutions to give the say to content and enrich user interfaces in a natural and intuitive way based on our comprehensive technologies. In 25 languages and over 50 voices.
Those miraculously concentrated pieces of high-tech must challenge the user interface issue. Something just impossible to do without speech solutions, which turn written content into easy to listen audio result.
Speech synthesis enriches language learning tools with an immediate vocal support of the requested text or words to help them in their pronunciation learning process. The learning programme is boosted by the speech dimension, providing to the users a interactive constant vocal support, whether in a learning, travel or work situation.
Training courses to employees or on-line university study can all benefit from the vocal dimension. Synchronised use of visual and audio contents offers a right balanced flow of information, for a more appealing and efficient memorization of the course through effective multimedia-based learning tools.
The content can be easily localised and personalised, saving time and cost while offering convivial and interactive e-learning.