iPhone app: Jibbigo Speech Translator

Published: October 30, 2009

As a tot watching The Last Starfighter, I thought that the language translation contraption in the movie was way cool. When I was studying abroad in Latin America (and schlogging my way through Spanish), I really could’ve used something like that. Too bad Jibbigo didn’t exist back then. But it does today.

The iPhone app costs a whopping $25, but judging from this demo, it looks like money well spent. Jibbigo translates English to Spanish and back again, all by voice. Although it doesn’t include a comprehensive dictionary/vocabulary yet, it seems like a must-have tool for travelers (most of its translations so far are about travel-related topics).For more info, check out Jibbigo’s site.