Rosetta Stone Android App Launches: TOTALe Companion™

 

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For the past two years I’ve been fortunate enough to help with developing Rosetta Stone mobile products. Since TOTALe Companion for iPod touch® and iPhone® devices launched last year, we’ve gotten many, many requests for an Android™ version. When I travel and stop by our kiosks at airports, I’ve heard the requests in person: “This is great, but when will we get the Android version?!”

Rosetta Stone Android App

Click to download from the Android® Market.

Well, folks, we are happy to announce that today is the day Rosetta Stone releases TOTALe Companion for Android!

As the name implies, this app is a companion to your Rosetta Stone TOTALe subscription. So when you’re away from your computer, TOTALe Companion allows you to practice the same content you’re already learning in Rosetta Course and using in Rosetta World games and Rosetta Studio sessions. The app is perfect for spending a short (or long!) amount of time simply practicing speaking, polishing your pronunciation, or reviewing vocabulary. Our state-of-the-art speech engine is included and gives the same speedy and accurate pronunciation feedback you’re used to on your computer!

This application is initially targeted for several strategic Android devices, and we’re committed to expanding the number of devices in the near future.

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A screen from the Rosetta Stone TOTALe Companion App for Android

We’ve gotten great feedback and stories sent to us from people who have iPhone and iPod touch devices and use TOTALe Companion. Those of us who developed this Android app are excited to continue our pursuit of making language learning a reality anytime, anywhere.

The Rosetta Stone TOTALe Companion Android App is currently available for the following devices: 

  • Galaxy S I by Samsung
  • Galaxy S II by Samsung
  • Galaxy S II HD by Samsung
  • Galaxy Note by Samsung
  • Galaxy Tab 7 by Samsung
  • Galaxy Tab 8.9 by Samsung
  • Galaxy Tab 10.1 by Samsung
  • Optimus 2X  by LG
  • Optimus One by LG
  • Optimus Pad by LG
  • Optimus LTE by LGE
  • Incredible II by HTC
  • Droid Bionic by Motorola
  • Droid II by Motorola
  • Droid 3 by Motorola
  • SMB101SH by Sharp
  • ISW11K by Kyocera

Click to download the Rosetta Stone TOTALe Companion Android App from the Android Market.

Brooks Hollar

A. Brooks Hollar worked for Rosetta Stone in 1998–99 and returned to the company in 2006. He’s worked on both customer-facing apps and backend systems, and currently he’s a manager and senior software developer of the emerging-platforms team. Brooks is passionate about the mobile application space and led the teams that launched Rosetta Stone’s first mobile apps on both the iOS and Android platforms. While in graduate school, before returning to Rosetta Stone, Brooks developed the Windows Mobile client that won the US 2006 Microsoft Imagine Cup competition. Brooks is also very serious about Rosetta Stone’s annual beard- and mustache-growing contest. He placed second in the 2009 Donegal Beard contest and first in the Trouble ‘Stache category of the 2010 competition (pictured).
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