Multi-Language NFC Tags Speak Your User’s Language

The major update to NearSpeak 2.0 adds an incredibly useful new feature: Multi-Language Tags!

Imagine an art exhibition: next to each painting, there is an NFC tag. As a visitor, you just tap the tag with your phone, and you will immediately hear the story behind the painting in your native language!

NearSpeak Multi-Language Tags in a Museum

Creating Multi-Language Voice Message Tags

Record your voice message in your native language, then tap the NFC tag. NearSpeak will now register the message in the cloud and store a reference on the tag.

When the visitor / user taps the tag with his phone, it will automatically launch the NearSpeak app. This will retrieve the message depending on the current phone UI language from the cloud – automatically translated on demand and behind the scenes by the NearSpeak web service, based on the commercial Microsoft Translator tools.

The complete translation process is handled behind the scenes: what matters to you and your users is simply a service that works – provided by NearSpeak.

Translated and Single-Language Tags

Of course, NearSpeak 2.0 additionally includes the use cases of single-language tags, where you can optionally translate your message before writing it to the tag. This can be used to just leave an “I Love You” message for your partner or a reminder for yourself. In these situations, the actual message text is stored right on the tag – no Internet connection is required when reading it.

NearSpeak 2.0

The new version of NearSpeak is now available for download from the Windows Phone Store for all WP8 devices. The app is still completely free; translation is a premium feature that can be bought right within the app.

In addition to multi-language tags, we also streamlined the user interface and improved the stability. The app should now run a lot more smoothly on all phone languages.

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By Andreas Jakl

Andreas Jakl is working as Mobility Evangelist at Tieto, to bring the business partner’s vision for mobile app strategies to life. In addition, he is organizing the Mobile Developer After-Work event series together with the community, where expert developers share their knowledge with plenty of time for networking. As Microsoft MVP for Windows Platform Development (Most Valuable Professional), he is also running developer trainings and workshops.