FreeMotion Launches News App for Multi-Language, Text-to-Speech Readout

- "Livmo" for iPhone Slated for August Release -

Aug 20, 2015, 02:00 ET from FreeMotion Inc.

TOKYO, Aug. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- FreeMotion Inc. on Aug. 20 launched "Livmo" for iPhone, a global news curationand multi-language text-to-speech readout app, in Japan, the United States and 153 other countries. 


The company said Livmo offers various news articles, ranging from politics, economy and business to culture, sports and entertainment, collected from over 150 news media outlets of six countries -- Japan, the U.S., Britain, Australia, Germany and China -- and makes them available in real time in four languages (Japanese, English, German and Chinese). 

Livmo's features

- Keyword search

  -- Upon user's keyword search, Livmo lists relevant news articles organized in chronological order. Searched keywords can be registered through the app as "My Keywords." 

  -- Keywords are automatically translated in multiple languages, allowing user to compare news articles of various national origins carrying identical keyword. 

- Text-to-speech readout

  -- News articles are read out in the original language. User can listen to the vocalized news free of charge for up to 10 minutes per day. There will be no time limit to the upgraded user paying the equivalent of US$3.00 per month.

  -- The vocalized news will be ideal for user wanting to follow the latest news while driving or running. It will also help prevent user from getting into trouble while reading news on the small smartphone screen. 

- Multiple language support

  -- News articles are shown in the language of their origin and can also be translated in three other languages, making it easy for user to get access to various news from around the world. 

In addition, Livmo comes with other functions, including Twitter posting, allowing user to earn five more minutes of free text-to-speech readout time for each post, as well as reading-speed alteration useful for language learners.

In future, the company plans to add more languages, such as French, Spanish, Russian and Indian, and launch the Android version of Livmo. The company will also work toward improving translation accuracy as well as text-to-speech technology. 

About FreeMotion Inc. 

Head office:             Shibuya Ward, Tokyo
Representative Director: Osamu Yamada
Lines of business: Media-related businesses, TV programming production, 
                   Japanese Sake E-commerce and Promotional businesses 

SOURCE: FreeMotion Inc.

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