VerbalizeIt, Inc. has released version 2.0 of the world’s first human-powered translation app.
VerbalizeIt provides human translators who facilitate real-time conversations between people that speak different languages. By providing real-time phone and internet-based access to a community of more than 3,500 translators in more than 75 countries collectively speaking more than 60 languages, VerbalizeIt facilitates global, cross-language conversations, effectively eliminating language barriers for good.
“We’re thrilled to release version 2.0 of our app,” said Ryan Frankel, VerbalizeIt co-founder and CEO. “VerbalizeIt began from stories of personal trauma with language barriers and now we’re ensuring that people are helping people break those barriers anywhere in the world at any time.”
VerbalizeIt’s new app features ten languages including: Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, French, German, Spanish, Hindi, Japanese, Italian, Korean, and Arabic. Additionally, for the first time ever, the app also features access to VerbalizeIt’s suite of services including text, audio, video and industry-specific translation services. As an added benefit, VerbalizeIt included a “Need Inspiration” section where VerbalizeIt translators can personally teach useful phrases for global travel, insuring all intonation and cultural references are accurate. Phrases include: “Hi, my name is…”, “This is delicious…”, “Do you know where this is…” and of course, “Which way to the bathroom?”
“Emotions, local customs and terminology are the characteristics that matter most in global translation,” states Frankel. “Computer solutions overlook the most important fact in a global economy—humans still matter.” With the release of version 2.0, VerbalizeIt reinforces the human element with the ultimate translation solutions.