You heard it here: Vocre wins best mobile app and the Audience Choice award at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco today. What is Vocre? Vocre enables real time language translation for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Currently a free app in the iTunes Store, they are planning on adding 20 more languages in a premium app for $0.99.
The app is very intuitive and mimics an interview-style behavior by speaking into the mobile device while the iPhone is vertical. When flipping the phone horizontally, the phone’s accelerometer instantly cues the app to translate and magically speaks what you’ve said into the receiver’s native language. The receiver can then respond in real time, breaking down all language barriers, whether it’s negotiating a transcontinental business deal between Asia and North America, or simply asking a local for directions while on vacation.
At launch, Vocre supports the following languages with many more on the near horizon:
- English US/GB/AU
- Spanish (Spain)
- French (France)
- Italian (Italy)
- German (Germany)
- Japanese (Japan)
- Chinese (Mandarin/China)
You can get the app here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/vocre/id454405637?mt=8