Urban Planet Mobile with Siteminis Incorporated Launches First Travel Translation Mobile Web Site for Cell Phones

Posted on July 6, 2010

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ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Travelers who need to translate common phrases in a foreign language can do it with a new mobile travel Web site, Travelingo.com — the only mobile site to feature both written and audio translations that can be used on any cell phone with Web access. Travelingo.com was launched in a joint venture today by Siteminis, a leader in mobile web site development and Urban Planet, the premier provider of educational and informational content created specifically for worldwide mobile delivery.

Unlike apps available on smart phones that are exclusive to that type of phone, Travelingo.com works on all smart phones, including iPhone, Android, Palm, Nokia, Blackberry, and Microsoft’s Windows Mobile based operating systems — as well as any cell phone that can connect to the Web and any cell phone provider. Travelingo.com will read aloud phrases in their native language through your cell phone speaker as well as display the translation in your cell phone’s Web browser.

Travelingo.com makes translation of key phrases as easy as the cell phone in your pocket or purse. Travelingo.com enables travelers to experience an affordable and easy-to-use way of finding directions, making accurate reservations or avoiding the embarrassment of mispronouncing languages without having to carry a laptop, books, a separate translator or language CDS. The site, which is accessible on any mobile phone service, all smartphones and any cell phone that can access the Web, allows travelers to learn a few key phrases without having to study the whole language — and can help them navigate to the nearest, museum, hotel, restaurant, bathroom, airport, train or bus station with hundreds of commonly used short phrases in 10 popular languages, viewable in text as well as audio playback in their cell phone speaker.

The launch includes English to Spanish, English to French, English to German, English to Italian, English to Norwegian, English to Russian, English to Mandarin, English to Cantonese, English to Japanese, and English to Arabic phrase as well as the reverse translations of each to English with more to come soon. Categories of common phrases are Business, Clothing & Shopping, Emergencies, Food & Dining, General, Greetings, Hotel, Leisure, Numbers & Time, Phone, and Transportation.

Urban Planet Mobile and Siteminis created Travelingo.com in response to the high demand from English speakers for a simple to access and easy to use program on their cell phone that teaches introductory words and phrases in other languages. Available initially in 10 languages.

“Travelingo.com acts as a ‘native speaker’ in your pocket or purse,” said Brian Oliver Smith, CEO of Urban Planet. “With Travelingo.com, there isn’t the need to be fluent in the native language of foreign countries where you travel, yet you can show a polite and respectful way of understanding their language and getting the information you need from people who aren’t fluent in English. Travelingo.com is the perfect travel companion for independent travelers who realize the value of speaking a little bit of the local language which can get you a richer, deeper experience,” he added.

For a limited time, Travelingo.com is offering travelers a fully functional free trial. The sites offers an affordable, monthly subscription for only $4.95 per month, which allows travelers to save their money to spend on another plane, train, or automobile, rather than an expensive language course.

About Travelingo.com

Travelingo.com is a mark of Atlanta-based Urban Planet Media & Entertainment, Inc., the premier provider of educational and informational content created specifically for worldwide mobile delivery. Urban Planet Media’s team is extensively experienced in audio content development, production, distribution, and marketing. The site, was built by Siteminis, a leading mobile web solutions provider, which offers one of the only mobile Web site platforms that can be deployed across every Web-enabled cell phone and all popular smartphone operating systems such as iPhone, Android, Palm, Nokia, Blackberry, and Microsoft’s Windows Mobile. For more information, contact info@travelingo.com or visit http://www.travelingo.com.

About Urban Planet

Atlanta-based Urban Planet Media & Entertainment, Inc. is the premier provider of educational and informational content created specifically for worldwide mobile delivery. Urban Planet Media’s team is extensively experienced in audio content development, production, distribution, and marketing. The site, built by Siteminis, the leading byte sized customized mobile web provider offering one of the only mobile Web site platforms that can be deployed across every Web-enabled cell phone and all popular smartphone operating systems such as iPhone, Android, Palm, Nokia, Blackberry, and Microsoft’s Windows Mobile. abilities, from full graphics capabilities and streaming media to “enabled” coupons and point-of-sale interactive sessions. For more information on how to become a news station affiliate, contact affiliate@travelingo.com.

About Siteminis

Founded in 2007, Atlanta-based Siteminis, Inc. offers one of the only mobile Web site platforms that can be deployed across every Web-enabled cell phone and all popular smartphone operating systems such as iPhone, Android, Palm, Nokia, Blackberry, and Microsoft’s Windows Mobile. Siteminis develops and integrates profitable mobile e-commerce and informational Web sites that simplify the IT deployment and brand design issues faced by companies doing business on the Internet today. The firm provides M-Commerce technology and consulting services that radically improve, simplify and increase a company’s mobile marketing and branding exposure to attract and engage mobile consumers. For more information on customizing Travelingo for your network or news station’s mobile Web site, please visit http://www.siteminis.com, call 1-888-981-9777 or email info@siteminis.com.

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