Maithú software on new Samsung phones
Kerrill Thornhill, Maithu CEO; Nigel Grothier, National account manager, Samsung; Gail Weston, Product Manager, Samsung; Michael Thornhill, CTO Maithu and Gary Twohig, Samsung country manager at the Samsung Pixon Launch
‘IRISH TECHNOLOGY ON SAMSUNG PHONES’
Irish Technology Company, Maithú to supply translation software for new Samsung phones
Monday 23rd February, 2009: Irish IT company Maithú limited have been contracted by Samsung Ireland to supply an Irish translation application for their mobile handsets. Following the success of their Tocco phone which was the first to have predictive text 'as gaeilge', Samsung have included the Gaelfón Dictionary application on their recently launched Pixon phone and plan to have it on new phones in the Irish market.
The Gaelfón application is based on Maithu's 'Get The Focal', a 12,000 word Irish language tanslator which can be installed on most phones by texting the word 'focal' to 53503. Maithu are releasing a new version of the appliation during Seachtaine na Gaeilge with extra translations and the ability to translate from Irish to English as well as from English to Irish. It will also be releasing a version for the IPhone market in March.
Speaking at the release of the Samsung Pixon phone, Kerrill Thornhill, CEO of Maithú said, “We really enjoyed working with Samsung on developing the Gaelfón mobile phone application, its a great way of promoting the Irish language”
You can download the ‘Get the Focal’ by visiting the following site on your mobile phone browser - m.getthefocal.com/download; or by texting the word focal to 53503(IRL)/ 82222(UK). Texts cost, €0.30 in the Republic and £0.25 in the North and Britain. You can access half the translations for free, full access costs €5 to unlock. If you are looking for more info on our company or are reviewing the product (we can unlock it for free), contact us at the details below.
More details on the 'Get the Focal' are available on the website: www.getthefocal.com.
For further media information please contact
Kerrill Thornhill, CEO, Maithú Limited, 0879349516, firstname.lastname@example.org
For enquiries 'as gaeilge'
Michael Thornhill, CTO, Maithú Limited, 0876124111, email@example.com
Maithú limited are an IT company established by brothers Míchéal and Kerrill Thornhill, with Offices in Ballina, Co.Mayo; Shannonbridge, Co.Offaly; and in the Digital Hub, Dublin. They specialise in customised software for computers and mobile devices and also web application development and hosting. The 'Get the Focal' translator was developed with the assistance of Foras na Gaeilge and Enterprise Ireland through the CÉIM program.
A high resolution image from the launch can be downloaded from the following link:
February 20, 2009