Current Version Version: 1.103 (iOS 4.0 Tested)
Author Jibbigo LLC
Price $28.00
Description Jibbigo is a bi-directional, natural speech-to-speech translation app that lets you converse with a speaker of another language through spoken language. Jibbigo is not a dictionary and not a phrase book, but a speech translator: You simply speak a sentence in English or Japanese into Jibbigo, and it speaks the sentence aloud in the other language, much like a personal human interpreter would. Jibbigo also shows the recognition and translation in English and Japanese as text on the app screen, so you can be sure your translation is accurate to what you spoke.

Jibbigo is bi-directional; it translates a spoken sentence from English to Japanese or from Japanese to English for a two way dialog between English and Japanese speakers (Bi-directional operation is available on iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 3G only. Older iphone models, 3G phones and iPod Touch run uni-directionally, but processes the translation slower than on the 3GS. PLEASE NOTE the translation still works in both directions in both languages.). Best of all, Jibbigo runs completely on your iPhone and does not connect to remote servers via data-communication links. There are no connection delays, no roaming charges and no disconnects! That means your pocket interpreter does not disappear on you during foreign travel when you need it the most.

To use Jibbigo: simply hold down the record button and speak. Then let Jibbigo translate and speak the translation aloud. It’s really that easy. For a brief introduction on how Jibbigo works, please see our video at Jibbigo is a general speech translator, i.e., not limited to a list of preprogrammed phrases. However, it does assume that the user only speak one or two sentences at a time. Jibbigo has a general vocabulary of ~40,000 words, but it has been tuned to the communication needs of international travelers or medical doctors.

PLEASE NOTE that Jibbigo will censor and bleep out “rude” words that are spoken.

In case of recognition errors, missing words, or mistranslations, Jibbigo also provides a large background dictionary, adaptation and error correction techniques (please see our website for details)

Languages: English (US-/European- accented), Japanese,
as a different App: Spanish (South American), Other languages in preparation.

Requirements: Bi-Directional configuration is currently compatible with iPhone 3GS and iPod 3G, only. Operation on older model iPhones, iPod Touch is possible, but unidirectional (user selects language direction) and slow.

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