JamSpeak Pty Ltd. today released JamSpeak 1.0 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users. This is a new launch that helps musicians direct group members via a universal music sign language. JamSpeak offers illustrative images, information about each sign and a timed game section for honing skills. The app is currently only available exclusively for iPhone users but will soon be developed for Android and be released in book form and sold on Amazon. For a limited time, JamSpeak is being offered free.
Pavel Agoshkov today released Bottles HD 1.2 for iPad users. The application is an anonymous messaging system where users put a note in a bottle and toss it into the internet sea for someone to find and read. Messaging is anonymous but users are able to add photos and contact details, if desired. Push notifications alert users when their message is read and users can write and read messages in their native language, thanks to the built-in translation of almost all the world’s popular languages.
Indie developer Dale Gillard releases Token 1.0.2, an update to his Mac menu bar app that makes iWork faster. Recent iWork documents and templates open directly from Token in the Mac menu bar. It automatically saves your iWork documents every 10 minutes so you can relax and focus. iWork can do more using simple AppleScripts you can download and customise to do your own tasks. Token been localised for Dutch, French, German, Italian & Portuguese and is available at a lower price till 17 May 2011.
Tampa based Wattanasoft today announces Immersive French for your iPad and iPhone. Immersive French includes innovative features that take language learning to a new level of success. Advanced phonetic spelling gets students speaking correctly from the start; interactive multimedia aides the students learning process; unit reviews re-enforce vocabulary; and advanced intuitive sequential learning builds lessons progressively.
BKS Technologies today announces iASL 1.1 for iOS, an educational app that allows users to translate words, phrases, and sentences into American Sign Language. This one of a kind app is based on a custom video dictionary containing over 5,800 signs demonstrated by a deaf instructor. With a sentence of five words or fewer typed in, the app displays the correct ASL grammar structure and plays a sequence of video clips that represents the proper translation. iASL requires no Internet connection.
Tampa based Wattanasoft today introduces “Learn Chinese (Mandarin)” for iOS devices. Learn Chinese (Mandarin) includes advanced phonetic spelling technology that gets students speaking correctly from the start; interactive multimedia aides the learning process; unit reviews re-enforce vocabulary; and advanced intuitive sequential learning builds lessons progressively. The early success the app provides makes students language-learning confidence soar.
Chicago based Renkara Media Group today introduces iPhraseBook 1.0, its new universal travel app for iOS devices. iPhraseBook is an expandable audio phrase book that serves to help travelers communicate in 10 languages. This expandable audio phrase book can be upgraded by adding new languages. At any time, users can upgrade their iPhraseBook app to gain access to an expanded selection of languages. Each language offers over 2,000 phrases and accompanying native speaker audio pronunciations.
At the National Science Teachers Association’s annual conference, Pearson today showcased three new Language Central for Science apps for students in grades 6-8. The apps are designed to help struggling students and English Language Learners master the vocabulary that is the foundation for understanding and mastering science concepts. The new apps are on display at the NSTA conference and have already been downloaded more than 30,000 times since debuting on iTunes in February.
Nagaraja Rivers announces today Speak Shan 1.0, the first ever iPhone app for learning the Shan Language. Speak Shan is a talking phrasebook and vocabulary builder containing over 400 words and phrases with audio playback recorded by a native Shan speaker. Shan is spoken by over three million people in Shan State of Burma, northern Thailand, and southern China. It is very closely related to the Thai and Lao languages.
SpeechTrans Inc is announcing the availability of the updated SpeechTrans app for iPhone and iPod touch. This application offers unmatched functionality in terms of Speech-to-Speech or Text-to-Speech translation eliminating any language barriers that prevent good communication. SpeechTrans allows users to literally talk into their iPhone in one language and then hear the translation back. Facebook voice chat makes it easier to chat with friends from around the world and in their language.
Red Cat Group Inc. today released RollingZilla Language Learning Game 1.0 for iPad users. RollingZilla is new, the first iPad game that focuses on language learning, using fun to facilitate fast, addictive learning in a competitive environment, making it an extremely effective learning tool for kids and adults, alike. There are twelve languages supported and the OpenFeint integration means that users can pit their skills against other language learners, when they feel ready.
Bostorm today announces Archies Memory 1.0, their new game for the iPad. Archies Memory is a turn-based pairs game with additional language learning features. The aim of the game is both entertainment and training the brain for remembering both images and also textual associations. The style of the game addresses both kids and adults. The game supports one and two player modes, as well as features a computer opponent with three difficulty levels.
Chicago based Davka Corporation today announces Talmud Keys 1.0 for iPhone and iPod touch, an app for beginning Talmud students. Talmud Keys includes more than 500 of the most common Hebrew-Aramaic words, expressions, and abbreviations used in the Talmud, complete with English translation in a dictionary format. Users can browse through the word listings, view the words and phrases in alphabetical order, or search the database in Hebrew or English.
SpeechTrans, Inc. has released their SpeechTrans German English Translator 1.0 for iOS devices. German English Translator translates spoken language effortlessly and naturally, allowing users to simply talk into their iPhone in one language, and then hear a natural voice speaking the translated words in another. SpeechTrans utilizes Nuance’s core Dragon voice technology – the same technology at the heart of the trusted Dragon NaturallySpeaking dictation software.