Chicago, IL (PressExposure) May 08, 2009 -- Language software developer engaged by Simon & Schuster for launch of Star Trek-related iPhone Apps
Ultralingua, Inc., based in Minneapolis, has just produced an electronic version of Simon & Schusterâs popular Klingon Dictionary and Conversational Klingon (a recorded tutorial narrated by actor Michael Dorn, who was a featured character on multiple Star TrekÂ® TV series). There is also a phrase book mimicking the common travelersâ tool, although in this case the phrases are for use by âTerransâ (Earthlings) planning a visit to the fictional world of Kronos, where Klingons live and vice versa. Ultralingua has dominated iPhoneÂ®/iPod TouchÂ® downloads of dictionary software with a combination of expertise in both linguistics and software development. Typical ratings of the applications are in the range of 4-5 stars out of 5 by users.
The company was founded in 1997 and has since grown from a 2-person venture to employ more than a dozen contract and full time employees, primarily in the roles of lexicography & software development. Products include multi-lingual spelling and grammar checkers, travelers and business phrasebooks and a variety of other software facilitating language and translation.
In addition to software for the iPhoneÂ®, Ultralingua produces applications for Macintosh, Windows and several smartphones, such as the Palm and Widows Mobile platforms (Blackberry coming soon). Itâs the iPhoneÂ®, however, with its popularity among students and travelers that has made the company boom.
Expected release dates for the Klingon products are: May 4: The Klingon Language Suite for iPhoneÂ® & iPod TouchÂ® May 12: The Klingon Dictionary for Macintosh Computers May 15: The Klingon Dictionary for Windows (XP & Vista)* * This is the debut for Ultralinguaâs most up-to-date Windows platform. More information is available regarding Ultralingua at http://www.ultralingua.com/ and about Simon & Schuster at http://www.simonandschuster.com/.
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