TEL AVIV, Israel (WiredPRNews.com) SpeakingPal, a young startup company that is pioneering the development of English teaching mobile products, is a Gold Winner in the 6th Annual W3 Awards. The W3 is sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a “Who’s Who” of acclaimed media, interactive, advertising, and marketing firms. Receiving over 3,000 entries, the W3 Awards honors outstanding Websites, Web Marketing, Web Video, & Mobile Apps created by some of the best interactive agencies, designers, and creators worldwide. Entries were judged based on a standard of excellence as determined by the IAVA for each category.
Speakingpal’s winning solution uniquely focuses on teaching speaking skills, using automatic speech recognition combined with high-end English language learning material. Users simply speak into the mobile with a video character in short, humorous dialogs, and get instant feedback on how well they have said each word and sentence. Scoring is provided with easy-to-understand color coding – green for ‘good’, yellow for ‘ok’, and red for ‘you can improve’. The user flow is easy and intuitive, and the whole look and feel simulates taking part in a real conversation, while getting performance feedback that simulates a 24/7 tutor.
“We were very pleased to have won gold in the W3 Awards and are honored to be evaluated so highly by such a prestigious body”, says Eyal Eshed, CEO and co-founder of SpeakingPal. “We have worked hard on the product design in order to leverage the mobile into a new and effective learning tool. To this end, our design goals were to achieve an engaging and effective learning experience.” Ariel Velikovsky, CTO and co-founder of the company, says, “SpeakingPal provides an innovative platform in order to deliver the latest technology for mobile learning. Our patent-pending technology enables a consistent user experience under variable network conditions.”
“This year’s W3 Winners demonstrate the out-of-the box thinking and creative execution that exemplifies what the Web is all about” said Linda Day, the Executive Director of the IAVA. “On behalf of the entire Academy, congratulations to this year’s W3 Award entrants and winners for their dedication to pushing the limits and finding new ways to raise the bar in Web Creativity.”
SpeakingPal is the first m-learning (mobile learning) company to use speech recognition technologies for developing higher-level English speaking skills on the mobile.
SpeakingPal, is a pioneering mobile learning company that brings English Language Learning to the mobile phone with a unique focus on speaking skills. SpeakingPal turns the mobile phone into a virtual English tutor by allowing users to simply speak into the phone and get instant feedback.
Its patent-pending technology combines mobile client applications, cloud computing, and distributed systems with expertise in linguistics and automatic speech recognition. SpeakingPal’s award-winning, innovative solution delivers mobile English language training of the highest caliber to the global market.
The company website is: www.speakingpal.com.
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