Vocre Unveils Live Translated Video Calling Tool; Debuts Private Beta at LAUNCH
Ambitious start-up takes language services market to next level with Vocre 2.0
San Francisco (--March 7, 2012--) 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 and Robert Scoble 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. Those who have signed up for the beta version will be notified as the company rolls out the service in the near future. The new 2.0 update features an entirely new FaceTime-like interface, allowing simultaneous audio translations within a video call, which not only adds a new interactive experience, but also adds another dimension to this new type of instant communication: the body language and tone to each conversation.
"To all those who thought it was magical how we made sci-fi fantasy a reality with Vocre 1.0, we're here to further blow their minds with today's sneak peek at Vocre 2.0," said Andrew Lauder, co-founder and CEO. "The language translation market is ripe for innovation and disruption and our intent is to continually usher in services and products that up the ante and help make it easier to remove all language barriers from the world. We strongly believe Vocre 2.0 is the beginning of a new communication revolution by enabling anyone to carry an interpreter in their pocket."
Vocre 2.0 Features include:
· Live Translated Video Calling – People no longer need to be in the same room -- or to speak the same language – in order to communicate with one another live via video conference.
· Translated Messaging – Vocre 2.0 is not only for those that speak different languages; video calling and messaging can go between two devices set to the same language as well, similar to Skype.
· Conversation History -- In-Person, Messages & Video Calling all feature transcription support.
· Freemium model that will be ad-supported.
· Premium Services, such as Live/On-Demand Human Translator/Interpreter API guaranteeing higher translation quality. Improving translation database/memory (continually getting better/faster over time).
The debut of Vocre 2.0 follows last week's release of Vocre 1.1, which dramatically improved the mobile app that is now both free and supports 23 languages from 22 countries making the app accessible on a global scale.
Altogether, 23 languages are available, featuring Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese, Taiwanese), Danish, Dutch, English (Australia, United Kingdom, United States), French (Canada, France), German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Russian, Spanish (Mexico, Spain, United States), and Swedish.
Vocre is the latest product from myLanguage , which boasts a rapidly growing user-base, now approaching two million users, and has regularly been featured as the premiere language translation solution on the Apple App store.
The Vocre App is available on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It can be found and downloaded following this link: http://www.vocre.com