Posts Tagged: language


Phew app for learning Burmese alphabet

Startup aims at Myanmar’s youngest of early adopters with educational iPad app

Phew is designed to help kids learn how to write the mellifluously flowing characters of the Burmese language.

  • August 16, 2014
  • at 11:29 am
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Waygo app

After scanning 1 million Chinese phrases last year, visual translator app Waygo adds support for Japanese

Waygo, the visual translator app that impressed us back in 2012, has undergone a major update so that it supports scanning and converting Ja...

  • March 19, 2014
  • at 11:27 am
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Linqapp spreads language love to Indonesia and beyond

Sebastian Ang of Linqapp, the growing language learning startup, took to the stage today at Startup Asia Jakarta 2013 to make the case for h...

  • November 21, 2013
  • at 6:23 pm
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Tamil keyboard in iOS 7

Tamil-speaking Indians and Malaysians get a boost from new iOS 7 keyboard

iOS 7 has brought quite a lot of fresh things to owners of new and recent iPhones and iPads. Perhaps the most surprising is the appearance o...

  • September 20, 2013
  • at 9:00 pm
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Tone Troubles? Qooco Teaches Tonal Languages on your Smartphone

QoocoTalk’s proprietary speech technology can not only listen and tell you if your tones are correct, it can provide feedback on how to ge...

  • August 2, 2013
  • at 6:51 pm
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Xinci Chinese UrbanDictionary

4,000 Years of Chinese Culture Culminates in this Online Slang Dictionary

So now we’ve figured out that the internet won’t bring universal freedoms to China and got all that disappointment out of our systems, p...

  • January 15, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Open Sesame: Baidu Helps Lenovo Use Voice Recognition to Unlock Android Phones

There are already a few ways to get into your Android device in a secure way: face recognition, a passcode, or a grid pattern. And now there...

  • November 30, 2012
  • at 11:55 am
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Why You Should Consider Building Apps for China’s Ethnic Minorities

As the Chinese internet and mobile markets grow, a lot of people are looking to localize their products in China. In general, this might mea...

  • November 17, 2012
  • at 4:45 am
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FluentFlix Wants to Take You to the Movies So You Can Learn Chinese

Online education is a fast-growing sector, and given China’s swift economic growth, a lot of people are interested in studying Chinese...

  • September 3, 2012
  • at 9:00 pm
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This Lenovo-funded startup connects English teachers with learners in China

Haowaijiao focuses on Chinese adults who want to learn English online. In a country where English classes in schools place too much emphasis...

  • April 8, 2014
  • at 8:29 pm
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Apple gets serious about Siri in Asia with job postings for Chinese and Japanese writers

Apple has posted listings on its jobs page for “Siri Writer/Editor” in Japanese and Chinese, indicating that the company will ra...

  • January 23, 2014
  • at 11:36 am
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Linqapp wants to save you from all your foreign language conundrums

Mobile technology has provided language learners with various apps to ease the awkwardness of practicing a foreign tongue. Waygo and Flitto...

  • September 28, 2013
  • at 12:28 pm
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making Asian languages keyboard apps

The pain and the passion behind building Asian language keyboard apps

This past weekend, I briefly mentioned the Perfect Tibetan Keyboard app, which allows Tibetan text input across a variety of platforms. Also...

  • August 29, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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teaching Kinect sign language

Chinese Researchers Team Up With Microsoft to Teach Kinect How to Understand Sign Language (VIDEO)

The folks at Microsoft Research Asia have collaborated with researchers from the Institute of Computing Technology at the Chinese Academy of...

  • July 23, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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Waigo App is a Pair of Eyes That Helps You Get a Bellyful of Chinese Food

I must admit that I really love apps that do something enormously useful, thereby taking the strain off of my slowly vegetating brain. The l...

  • December 17, 2012
  • at 10:26 pm
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Talk to Chinese Gamers and Curse at Gold Farmers in WoW with this Handy Phrasebook

World of Warcraft players worldwide often complain about Chinese gold farmers, but how many have actually tried to communicate with them? Th...

  • November 27, 2012
  • at 2:00 am
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language cloud

Tokyo-based Language Cloud Brings Learning Management Online

Readers may recall education startup Teamie, who won our Startup Arena event in Singapore this past February. They are just one example of m...

  • November 7, 2012
  • at 4:05 pm
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From Apps to Digital Textbook Publishing, OpenLanguage Licks Language Learning

Jenny Zhu’s voice is very familiar to me – and to a number of expats in China – from her hosting Chinese language learning...

  • August 28, 2012
  • at 9:25 pm
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