Adam Real World5 November 2012 at 11:45amPosts: 16 (0 today)Status: offline
We wanted to you guys to be one of the first to try out the new 'So...Gabble" app on the iPad.
Learn how to use the app and download it from iTunes here -
Gabble lets you chat, share and create with anyone, anywhere. Gabble is an online community that brings together people from every corner of the world in a conversation using pictures instead of words.
Conceived by musician Peter Gabriel and developed by his Real World Studios in partnership with Great Fridays, Gabble traverses the traditional boundaries of language. Unique, fun and free, Gabble gives everyone the opportunity to chat with friends old and new by creating
whole sentences from a huge library of images, animations and illustrations. Start a conversation and who knows how far and wide it could go…
“I’m convinced we will soon learn to use multimedia as a basic tool for person-to-person communication,” says Peter, “which is why our idea was to create a universal visual language that replaces words and phrases.”
Every Gabble user – or Gabbler – has access to a central library of still and moving images to use in conversations and get their message across. The possibilities are endless – from friends and family who just want a chat with a difference to a clever translation tool that helps people who don’t share a common language.
“I’m sure Gabble will initially be used to make funny, irreverent and downright rude communications,” adds Peter, “but there are many potential serious applications that will follow. Imagine you’re on holiday in China, fall ill and need a doctor urgently. Just load your phone’s Gabble app, speak into it and your words will translate into simple pictures anyone can understand, no matter the language they speak.”
Little rainbow5 November 2012 at 9:20pmPosts: 3947 (0 today)Status: offline
AaronAKAAtrus8 November 2012 at 12:04pmPosts: 445 (0 today)Status: offline
is there any plan to make an iPhone version?
BigJoe9 November 2012 at 2:13amPosts: 3 (0 today)Status: offline
Disappointed that this is Apple only - I remember buying Xplora in the 90s and it didn't really perform on Windows, now no Android ..... what is it about Apple?
Pat Parker9 November 2012 at 2:43amPosts: 2683 (0 today)Status: offline
BigJoe -- Apparently, once a person has an Apple, he/she is automatically hooked forever more and all others cease to exist . . . at least that's what I've been told by a few I-people . However, I'm still not entirely sold on Apple . . . I have an I-phone, and an I-pad and they're "okay", but I'm still so used to windows (even if I'm not a super fan of it either), I think it's just a matter of adapting. Hhhm, I wonder if there's an app for that? The "I-adapt" app!
> Imagine you’re on holiday in China, fall ill and need a doctor urgently. Just load your
> phone’s Gabble app, speak into it and your words will translate into simple pictures
> anyone can understand, no matter the language they speak.”
Too risky; I would rather bring a phrase book. Or use gestures, as this is still a clearer and more precise language than those icons are - at least normally. And by the way: some people don't read left to right.