TechCrunch – Disrupt Alum Vocre Finally Brings Its Voice Translation App To Android

Posted on December 13th, by damien in As Seen On..., News. No Comments

If there was ever an issue that the folks behind the (Disrupt audience choice winning) mobile translation app Vocre needed to address, it’s that Vocre has only ever been available for iOS users. Fortunately for you Android-using non-polyglots out there, that’s all changed — Vocre has just pushed its voice translation app into the Google Play store.

Getting started with the app is a very straightforward affair — Vocre for Android supports a total of 35 languages and dialects, and after selecting the two languages the users wish to converse in, the first would-be chatter hits a button and says something (“Hello!”). At that point, Vocre pings Nuance to convert that into a text string, translates the utterances into the target language and reads it aloud (“Konnichiwa!“).

I’ve spent a few hours playing with the Android version, and I’m pleased to report … Read More »

Vocre Unveils Live Translated Video Calling Tool; Debuts Private Beta at LAUNCH Festival

Posted on March 7th, by damien in News. No Comments

Ambitious start-up takes language services market to next level with Vocre 2.0

At the 5th annual LAUNCH festival today, Vocre debuted the next revolutionary step in its race to automate and innovate the $30b language translation market. Vocre 2.0 takes a gigantic leap into the future, enabling users who speak different languages to communicate with one another using an unprecedented live translation video calling solution.

The disruptive start-up garnered the attention of tech tastemakers Michael Arrington (@arrington) and Robert Scoble (@scobleizer) last fall with its first iOS version, which enables anyone to communicate with others who speak a different language. The young company received “Best Mobile App” and “Audience Choice” awards upon their launch on stage at the TechCrunch Disrupt SF Battlefield.

Today, the company announced that it has opened a private beta for Vocre 2.0. To sign up, go to … Read More »

Vocre Expands Globally; Adopts Freemium Business Model

Posted on March 1st, by damien in News. No Comments

Further disrupts $30B language services market by supporting 23 languages from 22 Countries with version 1.1

Vocre [voh-krey], the instant language translation app that launched last fall at the highly-competitive TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield event, winning “Best Mobile App” and “Audience Choice Award,” has released its first major update for all iOS mobile devices. No longer relegated to just the U.S. App store, version 1.1 now supports 23 languages from 22 countries making the app accessible on a global scale.

Vocre has quickly established itself as the premium translation company for the 21st Century. Competitors like Rosetta Stone are increasingly fading into irrelevance, being outpaced by the innovation, accuracy, and automation afforded by Vocre.

Globetrotters, or just those learning a new language, no longer need to settle for ‘good enough’ with Google’s inferior translation app now that everyone has access to the … Read More »

TechCrunch – Vocre Lets You Instantly Converse In Foreign Languages

Posted on September 13th, by damien in As Seen On..., News. No Comments

It’s almost magical how Vocre works; Speak into the app while your iPhone is vertical, flip the phone horizontal and the phone’s accelerometer cues the app to translate and speak what you’ve said into the language of the people you’re speaking with, they then can respond, rinse, repeat.

To use Vocre, select the language and the gender of the person you’re going to be talking to, and Vocre does the rest.

Vocre views its competitive landscape as Google Translate and JibbGo, holding that what it does differently is focus on in-person dialogue and novel User Experience.  Vocre co-founder Andrew Lauder says that his ultimate aim is to make it fun and easy to speak a foreign language via a phone, “Our focus is on conversation, Google’s focus is translating web pages, but if you actually want to have a conversation it’s lacking.”

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myLanguage Makes Love a Universal Language This Valentine’s Day

Posted on February 13th, by damien in News. No Comments

App Makes it Easier Than Ever to Say “I Love You” In Any Language

myLanguage, the fastest-growing language translation app and learning tool, makes it possible for the entire world to communicate affection, no matter what language you speak. This Valentine’s Day, show someone how much you love them by taking time to say it in their native tongue, or in their favorite language.

The myLanguage app makes it both fun and easy to translate and learn more than 55 languages and many dialects on the fly right from your iPhone or Android device. Unlike overpriced software products like Rosetta Stone, myLanguage goes with you out into the wild on the world’s most popular and best-selling consumer electronics device – the mobile phone.

“Je t’aime, Te Amo, Ich liebe dich, 我爱你, or I love you, however you want to say it, … Read More »

myLanguage and partner to Support Pakistan Relief Effort

Posted on September 2nd, by damien in News. No Comments

Leading mobile translation app provider adds Urdu and donates free apps. Partners with to accelerate flood incident mapping in Pakistan and aid with fund raising for flood relief.

myLanguage, Inc., the leading provider of crowd-sourced language translation applications, has updated its flagship application to include support for Urdu. The update is available for free and immediate download from the Apple App Store.

“We are pleased to provide this update and hope it allows aid personnel in Pakistan an easy way to communicate with Pakistanis and provide Pakistanis with the aid they need effectively.”, said Andrew Lauder, chief executive officer and founder at myLanguage. “Anyone with an iPhone or iPod Touch, and network access, can download the application from the Apple App store for free or get the Pro version by sending us a request.”

myLanguage Translator is different from other translators – … Read More »