We may be getting closer to having a Star Trek-style voice translation device—but for now we’ll just have to use Apple’s iPhone and iPod touch. Jibbigo is a recently released app which can record a spoken English sentence and translate it into Spanish, and vice-versa. Jibbigo was a collaboration of Mobile Technologies, the International Center for Advanced Communication Technologies (InterACT) at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh and Silicon Valley) and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany.
The app can only record and translate one sentence at a time and Jibbigo strongly suggests using its bi-directional translation tools on the iPhone 3GS. Older iPhones and the second-gen Touch are limited to unidirectional translation, and operate very slowly. The app is available now for $24.99.
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