It Speaks! - a smart language application designed by Traduko - uses Acapela speech synthesis to turn words and phrases in 11 languages into natural voices with perfect accents, and works both online and offline.
The application has recently been awarded in the Excitera Mobile Cup, the world’s largest platform-independent competition for mobile services, where the theme this year was "mobile services that will change the world".
It Speaks! is a great tool when travelling abroad, giving access to more than 1200 words and 300 phrases. The application includes a number of different phrases for different situations, such as at a restaurant, when you need medical help, making conversation or finding your way. At any time, the user listens to a natural voice that reads words and phrases instantly. It Speaks! is currently available in 11 languages: English, Swedish, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian, with more to come. And all combinations of languages are possible.
'Providing text to speech for mobile applications and services is an increasingly important and rapidly growing part of Acapela’s business. The limited screen size of the mobile device makes a speech interface the optimal solution. In the case of language learning it has of course a particularly important role. We are delighted that Traduko has chosen Acapela voices for It Speaks!, which is a very innovative and useful app', says Lars-Erik Larsson, CEO of Acapela Group.
'Choosing to use Acapela voices was an easy decision. The Acapela SDK (Software Development Kit) for iPhone is both well written and very quickly integrated. We are also very happy being able to offer a large selection of voices. Today we have 41 different voices but this is only the beginning', comments Erik Olsson, CEO of Traduko and creator of It Speaks!
The It Speaks! app for iPhone, iPad or iPod touch (iPhone OS 3.0 upwards) is available on the Apple AppStore. The basic application is free of charge while each text to speech voice costs 15 SEK (1.59 euro). For most languages the user can select among different male and female voices.
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Read more about Acapela text to speech solutions for mobile applications
About Traduko: Traduko is a translation agency working with professional translators, helping companies and organizations translate text to and from almost all existing languages.
About Mobile Cup 2010: Excitera Mobile Cup is the world’s largest platform-independent competition for mobile services.
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