Just launched: BabelWith.me, a new group chat tool with real-time translation of 45 languages
Online PR News – 19-June-2009 – – LifeChurch.tv is thrilled to announce a brand new group chat tool called BabelWith.me that lets people communicate with anyone, anywhere in up to 45 languages. BabelWith.me is a simple, free group chat that automatically translates your conversation as you type. Now, individuals speaking Farsi, Korean, Russian, Arabic, English, and more can communicate seamlessly with no language barrier.
BabelWith.me was developed by the team at LifeChurch.tv, based in Edmond, Oklahoma. “We created BabelWith.me to connect with people throughout the world. We’re thrilled to share it with businesses, churches, missions organizations, and individuals who are looking for a simple way to communicate, whether it’s in one language or 45 languages,” said LifeChurch.tv Innovation Leader and Pastor Bobby Gruenewald.
The web-based tool is built on Google App Engine and uses Google Translate, making it possible to enjoy real-time conversations with people around the globe, no matter what language they speak. Here’s how it works:
1. Go to http://www.babelwith.me/
2. Start a conversation. This takes you to your own group chat area with a unique URL.
3. Invite people to the chat. It’s as easy as sending them the URL, and even easier with our Twitter, Facebook, and email integration.
“In our increasingly global society, language barriers have remained major hurdles to bringing people together. Our hope is that BabelWith.me will set conversation free by empowering communication between different cultures and creating new opportunities for important discussions,” Gruenewald said.
Recognized as both the most innovative and fifth-largest in the US, LifeChurch.tv hosts more than 26,000 people each weekend during more than 60 experiences throughout 14 campuses, including a fully interactive internet campus known as Church Online. In 1996, LifeChurch.tv began with a handful of people meeting in a rented dance studio in Oklahoma City, Okla. under the leadership of Senior Pastor Craig Groeschel. The church’s current locations include Phoenix, Ariz., Fort Worth, Texas, Oklahoma City, Okla., Nashville, Tenn., West Palm Beach, Fla., Albany, N.Y., and Tulsa, Okla. metropolitan areas. LifeChurch.tv has also leveraged technology in other ministry endeavors including YouVersion.com, the Bible App (for iPhone, BlackBerry, and other mobile devices), One Prayer, OPEN.LifeChurch.tv, and MySecret.tv.
For more information about BabelWith.me, visit http://www.babelwith.me/, and to learn more about LifeChurch.tv, visit http://www.lifechurch.tv.
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