New “Bump” Feature Allows iPhone Users to Physically Touch Devices Together to Share Content and Initiate Automated Facebook Friend Request
LYNDHURST, N.J., April 19, 2011
LYNDHURST, N.J. , April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — SpeechTrans, a leader in app-based multi-language translation, announced today several major upgrades and enhancements to its speech-to-speech and speech-to-text translation app, including a new SpeechTrans Ultimate version for iPad, Facebook chat integration, and a new “bump” feature.
SpeechTrans' complete integration with Facebook chat allows users to talk or type into their mobile device and have the content sent via chat or voice to a user in their own native language through the chat interface. SpeechTrans users already had the ability to post status updates by speaking into the SpeechTrans app which would automatically post the content to the user's wall.
“No other speech translation company offers Facebook chat integration,” said John Frei , Co-Founder of SpeechTrans. “We are revolutionizing global communication by offering a new way to leverage the massive popularity of Facebook with our accurate and fast translation engine to bring people closer from around the world. Two users can use SpeechTrans and Facebook to accurately converse in their own native languages without any translation delay.”
Mobile device users who wish to become Facebook friends and utilize the chat translation service can now physically touch their iPhones to another users' device and wirelessly share their information. Using open-source technology from Bump Technologies, SpeechTrans now offers an integrated “bump” feature that offers an ideal way for individuals who do not speak the same language to become Facebook friends and then communicate using SpeechTrans. “Through the amazing bump feature and integrated Facebook chat, we are enabling a new way for people to be pen-pals for the 21st century,” said Frei. “The bump feature can also replace business cards, and allows multi-language colleagues a new way to stay in touch and handle international business issues without a human translator.”
SpeechTrans Ultimate for iPad offers 39 different language translation combinations for users, allowing multi-language communications for business and personal use. SpeechTrans Ultimate offers 90 percent accurate speech-to-speech translation in seven different languages including U.S. English, U.K. English , German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Japanese. Text to speech is offered in recently added additional languages including Chinese Mandarin, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Dutch, and Korean. The app was also redesigned to better fill the iPad's larger screen and the user interface was tweaked for more intuitive usage.
Nuance Communications, Inc. a world leader in speech recognition, conversion and scanning, and automotive applications, powers SpeechTrans' Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) technology for industry-leading speech-to-speech translation.
For additional information, visit www.speechtrans.com.
Launched in March 2010 , SpeechTrans offers accurate multi-lingual person to person communication. SpeechTrans' apps can be used as a portable in-person translator and also mobile-to-mobile and mobile-to-text. Functionality with Facebook is enabled via Facebook's chat service and allows users to communicate in different languages with outstanding clarity and minimal translation processing delay. Learn more at www.speechtrans.com.