GTF available for free for Seachtain na Gaeilge
Student Jade Osbourne is pictured at the SWICN Computer Clubhouse user testing the 'Get the Focal' mobile translator
‘FREE IRISH TRANSLATOR FOR MOBILE PHONES’
Get a free Irish language translation application
on your mobile phone for Seachtain na Gaeilge.
You can download the 'Get the Focal' for free via the mobile website: m.getthefocal.com, or text the word 'focal' to 53503 (texts cost 30c) to get the download link sent direct to your phone.
'Get The Focal' is a 12,000 word Irish language translator which can be installed on modern mobile phones. A new version of the application has just been released with extra translations and the ability to translate words from Irish-English as well as from English-Irish. Maithu are releasing a mobile Irish translator for the iPhone in April and Samsung are also including a version of the application under the name the Gael Fón Dictionary on new handsets.
Student Jade Osbourne is pictured below at the SWICN Computer Clubhouse user testing the application to finish her Irish homework, she said 'this is the best thing ever!'. Janice Feighery from the Computer Clubhouse said “Whether you are sending texts in Irish, impressing people with your Irish language skills or need help with your homework the 'Get the focal' is a great little application”.
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.
About Computer Clubhouse
The Computer Clubhouse provides a safe and creative learning environment in multimedia technology for young people from under-served communities. It is a non-profit organisation, hosted by the South West Inner City Network, and is based on a best practice template for after school learning. For more information visit: www.theclubhouse.ie
March 12, 2009