Includes Simpler, More Intuitive User Interface

LONDON, UK. (July 7, 2011) –Vlingo Corporation, the maker of the Virtual Assistant that turns your words into actions, today announced expanded language support to include French, German, Spanish, Italian, on all Android phones. Simply speak to Vlingo in your native language and it will help you do more with your smartphone, faster and easier than before.

Today’s launch includes a brand new, simpler user interface making it easier for Vlingo users to discover the features that are most useful to them.  Complete with a refreshed graphic design, simplified landing screens and guided user instructions, Vlingo users will have an even easier way to manage their everyday tasks on their smartphones.

“We are excited to bring Vlingo’s Virtual Assistant to new languages and to build on our amazing customer base of over 8 million users worldwide, “ said Ashley Griffiths, Managing Director, EMEA, Vlingo.“ The addition of language localization for French, German, Spanish and Italian is evidence of our commitment to expand language coverage of Vlingo’s Virtual Assistant.”

To learn more about Vlingo’s Virtual Assistant, download Vlingo for free on Android Market.  Below are a few examples of what you can do using Vlingo’s app:

  • “find famous Italian soccer teams” to learn that Milan and Roma are popular.
  • “tell Marco we’re meeting at the Pergamon museum  at 5pm” to send a message to Marco.
  • “update facebook—touring La Sagrada Familia today!”
  • call someone: “call Jane’s mobile”
  • get answers: “What is the tallest building in the world?”
  • control your smartphone, completely handsfree, using Vlingo InCar.

 

Availability, Compatibility and Price
Vlingo is available for Android 2.x and above. In addition to French, German, Spanish and Italian, Vlingo is localized for English, Chinese, Japanese (beta) and Korean (beta) speaking users. Vlingo is a free download on the Android Market.  Users in China should download Vlingo directly from the Hiapk app market. Click here to see Vlingo in Action.

Follow Vlingo on Facebook at http://facebook.com/vlingopage, on Twitter at http://twitter.com/vlingo and on the Vlingo blog at http://blog.vlingo.com for regular news and updates.

For carriers and OEMS interested in partnering with Vlingo go to http://vlingo.com/partners.

 

About Vlingo
Vlingo is a Virtual Assistant that turns your words into action by combining voice to text technology, natural language processing, and Vlingo’s Intent Engine to understand the user’s intent and take the appropriate action. Simply speak to your phone to connect with the people, businesses and activities that are important to you.  Vlingo is the safest and easiest way to get things done while on the go. Send text and email messages, search the web, use Google maps, update Twitter and more. Founded in 2006, Vlingo is backed by Charles River Ventures, Sigma Partners, Yahoo! and AT&T and headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For more information, go to www.vlingo.com.