FreeMotion Launches News App for Multi-Language, TTS Readout

FreeMotion today launched Livmo for iPhone, a global news curation and multilanguage text-to-speech readout app.

Livmo offers news articles, ranging from politics, economy, and business to culture, sports, and entertainment, collected from more than 150 news media outlets in Japan, the United States, Great Britain, Australia, Germany, and China and makes them available in real time in Japanese, English, German, and Chinese.

Ke3y features of the Livmo app include the following:

  • 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.
  • Text-to-speech readout: News articles are read out in the original language. Users 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 $3 per month.
  • Multiple language support: News articles are shown in the language of their origin and can also be translated in three other languages.

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.

FreeMotion 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 the text-to-speech technology.

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