ABBYY Launches Illustrated Digital PhraseBooks for iOS Devices

By on May 13, 2013 at 10:04 am

Moscow, Russian Federation – ABBYY(R), a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic technologies, today announced the availability of ABBYY PhraseBooks for iOS, an application that helps travelers communicate in 6 languages including English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Russian. It also allows them to quickly learn most common phrases for various occasions and feel at home when abroad and offline.

PhraseBooks for iOS offers an up-to-date language content grouped by ABBYY’s lexicographers into 11 topics, most vital for traveling. Each has a special Useful Words subgroup containing most popular words and phrases on the subject. All phrases are voiced by native speakers and illustrated with descriptive, humorous visuals from the ABBYY designer team. Additionally, from within PhraseBooks users can send their own suggestions for ABBYY developers about new phrases or languages they find worthy of being included in the application.

“ABBYY PhraseBooks is there to help when you have to explain your needs or thoughts in a language you can’t speak freely”, explained Katya Solntseva, Director of Mobile Products Department at ABBYY. “Special exercises will also help you memorize useful everyday phrases while traveling or preparing for a trip abroad.”

To learn new words or collocations, a user adds them to the Learning list and runs the exercise they like the most. The Remember Translation exercise displays a learning card with an illustrated foreign phrase to be translated into user’s mother language, while in the “Remember audibly” exercise a phrase is voiced over. Statistical data, available in the end of each task, indicates one’s personal progress.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch (4/5 gen)
* iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad (3rd gen), iPad Wi-Fi + 4G, iPad (4th gen), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th gen)
* iPad mini and iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular (autofocus required)
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* 45.3 MB

Pricing and Availability:
ABBYY PhraseBooks for iOS is $9.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Travel category. It is available under the localized titles, including ABBYY Frasari, ABBYY Sprachfuhrer and ABBYY Guides de conversation. Supported interface languages include English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Russian.

PhraseBooks 2.0
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ABBYY is a leading provider of document recognition, data capture, and linguistic technologies and services. Its key products include the ABBYY FineReader line of optical character recognition (OCR) applications, ABBYY FlexiCapture(R) line of data capture solutions, ABBYY Lingvo(R) dictionary software, and development tools. ABBYY Language Services provides comprehensive linguistic solutions to corporate customers. Paper-intensive organizations from all over the world use ABBYY solutions to automate time- and labour-consuming tasks and to streamline business processes. ABBYY products are used in large-scale government projects. Companies that license ABBYY technologies include Canon, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Samsung and more. ABBYY OCR applications are shipped with equipment from the world’s top manufacturers such as Epson, Fujitsu, Microtek, Panasonic, Toshiba, and Xerox. ABBYY is headquartered in Moscow, Russia, with offices in Germany, the UK, the United States, Canada, Ukraine, Cyprus, Australia, Japan and Taiwan. For more information, visit ABBYY online. Copyright (C) 2013 ABBYY. 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.