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KantanMT Launches iOS and Andoid App


Monday, 4 November, 2013

KantanMT is pleased to announce the release of its first ever Machine Translation app for iOS and Android users, which is available now from Google Play and the iOS app store. The free to download app enables members of the KantanMT.com cloud based platform to manage their Machine Translation activities on the go, giving them the flexibility to launch translation jobs at any time the need arises.

The team at KantanMT is continuously working to provide the most innovative solutions to its member’s language problems, and the new KantanMT app is one of the ways in which it is taking this on. The KantanMT app joins seven other technologies released on the KantanMT.com platform this year, including: KantanAnalytics™, KantanISR™, and KantanWatch™.

The KantanMT app complements other features on the KantanMT.com platform by acting as an ultra-modern front end for the KantanMT API (KantanAPI™), allowing members to shut down API running jobs and launch translation jobs from their phone. Users of the app also benefit from real time reports which show their jobs history and their client profile list.

The mobile market is growing at a rapid rate and the dynamic development team at KantanMT are eager to stay on top of current trends. An IDA report suggests that the mobile market will grow 7.3% year over year in 2013 and a recent Cisco report shows that the average smartphone usage grew by 81% in 2013 and forecasts that there will be 10 billion mobile connected devices by 2017.

“There is a huge demand for mobile apps.” said Eric Chubb, Senior Software Developer at KantanMT. “And because of the feedback and suggestion model adopted by KantanMT, it was easy to identify that the app was something that would bring value to our members. We found that flexibility, convenience and control were some of the fundamental needs of our clients.”

What is KantanMT™?

KantanMT is a cloud-based implementation of Moses statistical Machine Translation technology. Leveraging the power and flexibility of the cloud, KantanMT effortlessly scales to generate a high-quality, low-cost Machine Translation platform for small-to-medium sized Localisation Service Providers.

What is Xcelerator?

Xcelerator Machine Translations Solution is a new start-up that is focusing on making Machine Translation easy to use, inexpensive to access and available to mid-sized LSPs that are eager to integrate MT into their client’s localisation workflows. Xcelerator is focusing on the growing number of small-to-medium sized language service providers (LSPs) that want to – or must – offer machine translation to their clients.

Recent research on pricing shows that while a very small percentage of translation agencies use MT on every job, nearly a quarter of small LSPs, and more than half of medium-sized LSPs, will apply it if requested to do so by their clients. However, most providers don’t have the technical expertise to install an MT solution, train engines for their clients, and integrate it with their workflow. Xcelerator aims to fill that gap.