Friday, June 15, 2012

iSayHello - The Talking Travel Dictionary for the iPhone and Android

Ludwigsfelde, Germany - ADMOVI GmbH is pleased to announce the release of "iSayHello" - the Talking Travel Dictionary for the iPhone, iPad and Android.

We all know the situation: we get to our vacation spot and would really like to talk to the waiter in the restaurant, the staff at the hotel or the seller at the market. Unfortunately, when abroad this does not always work right away, since a foreign language is required and we, as a tourist, are not familiar with the appropriate vocabulary. However, quick and competent help may be called up via the smartphone by simply installing the right iSayHello universal app on the iPhone, the iPod touch or the iPad. iSayHello may also be installed as an app on Android smartphones.

Each iSayHello app covers a certain language combination, e.g. "English - German" or "English - Italian." The App Stores feature more than 100 iSayHello apps, thereby covering the same amount of language combinations. Languages like English, French, Spanish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Polish, Italian, Russian, Japanese, German and Chinese are included. There is even a "Bavarian" version - very important for getting along at the Munich Oktoberfest.

Each app provides a catalog that contains 11 subject-linked lessons. Areas such as "Welcome", "Shopping", "Dining", "Soccer" (appropriate for the upcoming European Championships), "Flirting" or "Emergency" are being covered. All lessons are accessible completely offline. This way they may easily be uses at vacation spots, without incurring expensive roaming charges.

"Where is the train station?" - "May I take you home?" - "That's quite expensive!" - "Do you take credit cards?"

Naturally iSayHello is familiar with lots of phrases that are being used when on vacation. The lessons are being presented in a tabular format. To begin with, a phrase is shown in the native language of the user. The right hand side will then display the appropriate translation in the target language. A simple tap on the play button will see to it that the translated sentence is being spoken out loud - by a native speaker of the target language. Not only does the app help to find the right words - it also helps to pronounce them correctly.

Another great feature: if it has to be really fast, the iPhone or Android smartphone is able to read the necessary sentence out loud - so the person that is being addressed is able to hear it directly. In order to be able to find individual phrases quickly and easily, the app lets the user store them as a favorite - if so desired.

Feature Highlights:
* Universal apps for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
* Talking travel dictionary with offline data
* 11 thematic lessons
* Voice output of whole sentences
* Individual sentences may be saved as favorites
* Integrated online translator
* More than 100 language combinations in as many apps
* Apps are also available for Android

Christine Handschuh of ADMOVI GmbH: "In addition to the 11 lessons the app also offers an online translator that will assist in searching for single words or phrases that are not yet included in the lessons. However, this module does require an Internet connection."

Offer to the Press:
If you are a journalist and would like to test or raffle off a specific iSayHello app, simply contact the press agency. We will make sure that you receive a promo code that lets you download the full version of the app from the iTunes App Store for free.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices

Pricing and Availability:
iSayHello apps start at $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and are available worldwide through the App Store in the Travel category. Journalists may request free promo codes to test or raffle off a specific iSayHello app, by contacting the press agency.

Admovi GmbH is based in Ludwigsfelde, Germany. Since its founding, Admovi GmbH/Ltd has positioned itself as a developer of educational software and distribution platforms. We have particular experience in the development of language courses and learning platforms for German as a foreign language, as well as in development for the primary education area. At the foreground in the development of educational software is the analysis of content, the didactical-methodical implementation of knowledge, and above all user-friendliness. Admovi has developed learning software, worksheets and practise material for youth and adults for more than 10 years in close cooperation with teachers about the following topics: German courses, Business etiquette, iSayHello. All materials have been created to suit everyday situations and also facilitate the professional preparation of youth and young adults. Copyright (C) 2012 Admovi GmbH. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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