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| March 28, 2013
Bingo, 17-Year-Old Boy Launches 'Tangible Translation' App Lingo
At the young age of 17, Tom Humphrey, an A-Level Physics, Maths, Latin, and History student from Eton College, already has an iOS app — a quite useful one at that — to his name. Tom joined O2 Think Big's "AppSkool" competition, which challenged students to create a new educational app. And that's exactly what Tom did. With the help of O2 Think Big, Tom's app successfully underwent development and it's now available to download. It's called Lingo - Tangible Translation, and it's specially designed to help language students learn more quickly and easily. Specifically, it's designed for English proficient students of French, Italian, and Spanish. As stated in the app's App Store description, Lingo "combines the speed of modern translation tools, with dictionary style definitions, a convenient wordlist feature, and a built-in notebook." If you can't see the video embedded above, please click here. To take advantage of Lingo's combination of speed, accuracy, simplicity, and learning, just enter or paste the text you're working on into the app's main text field. Then, as you read through your text, just tap the words you're not familiar with and instantly see their dictionary-style definitions in the left column. Effectively, these definitions make up a wordlist, with which you can keep track of words for further study. If you want to write some notes or a few translations of your own, just swipe your text to bring up the hidden right column, which contains a handy notepad. Your text, wordlist, and notes are all saved together into one shareable session. Compatible with iPad running iOS 5.0 or later, Lingo - Tangible Translation is available now in the App Store for free. Note that the app currently supports translations from French, Italian, and Spanish to English. Download it now and check out how well Tom has fared in its first foray to iOS app development. [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]