News: The World's First Object Translator is Launched

August 22, 2016

Imagine pointing your smartphone at an object and an app installed on your phone has the ability to translate it into 40 languages. That's exactly what the new language learning app, FlashAcademy, developed by Learning Lab, promises to do. It is currently available for iOS and Android operating systems.


Users simply point their phone at a white ceramic cup, for example, and the Spanish translation "taza de cerámica blanca" pops up, and is also pronounced by a native Spanish speaker.


gpi-language learning app-homeBy combining object recognition with translation technology and the latest augmented reality technology, the app is able to deliver virtual native speaker videos on demand and a variety of adaptive learning technologies to create a unique learning environment for each user.

FlashAcademy Key Features:

  • Hundreds of five-minute interactive language lessons
  • Scan and instantly translate objects around you
  • Native speaker tutor videos
  • Word games for all ages
  • Instructive flash cards
  • Progress tracking with leaderboards


Veejay Lingiah, CEO of FlashAcademy, said in a press release: "Science tell us that the more engaged we are when learning and the more we can be pushed to recall our new knowledge in a variety of ways, the more powerfully we'll remember."


This is how FlashAcademy has been designed to help learners; encouraging them to learn and recall language in a variety of stimulating ways. The app developers are very excited for the potential of what this new platform can do to help anyone who wants to improve their language skills.


Language Labs is a venture-backed start-up based at the Innovation Birmingham Camus in the United Kingdom. There is a free version available for download on iTunes and Google Play stores, and subscription plans start at $3.83 per month. The object translator is available only as part of one of the premium packages.

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Natalie was born and raised in the state of Montana, USA where she graduated from The University of Montana with an undergraduate degree in Business Administration. Her international experience includes two summer programs, one at The European Business School in Germany and the other at The University of Brescia in Italy. She studied a variety of global business subjects including international business, trade, culture and language. Key projects for her undergrad studies included meeting with executives from large corporations such as Lufthansa, Opel, and The European Central Bank as well as working with the design team on the marketing plan for the 2015 World Fair in Milan, Italy. She has a range of global event management experience including organization of the Annual Mansfield Conference on the Middle East and the China Town Hall meeting series. Her hobbies include yoga, cooking, reading, being outdoors and traveling.