MEET THE DEVELOPER
Translate with ease
How the creator of iTranslate Converse crafted a simple-to-use app.
Translate Voice in Real Time
Depending on how you look at it, iTranslate Converse was either three months or a decade in the making.
When Austrian company iTranslate released its first, text-only translator app back in 2009 it was an undeniable hit. Yet CEO and Converse creator Alexander Marktl wasn’t satisfied, concluding that they needed an app that stripped the process to the essentials.
Since that initial success, iTranslate has released more apps and developed its technology – branching into visual and voice translation.
And with Converse, everything’s been refined. You simply touch and hold its bright orange screen to translate your conversation into 38 languages and dialects as you speak. Here, Marktl explains how he got the idea, and why developers shouldn’t strive for a perfect prototype.