Ultralingua
For people who love languages
VOLUME 14, NEWSLETTER 5 May 2012
IN THIS ISSUE
Update to 1.5
Meet Our New Developer
Update on Mike Boldrick of the Peace Corps
Earth Day Celebration
Spotlight: Update to iOS 5.0
Tools to Try: Lingolook
 
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Update to 1.5

It's here! Ultralingua version 1.5 has officially launched and we want you to be the first to know.

Version 1.5 is a free update for all Ultralingua, Collins, and Vox dictionary apps for iPhone and iPad. It features infinite scrolling for iPhone and updated retina display for iPad. Complete entries and updated graphic and font display are major updates and will help to make your dictionary experience even better. Learn more about the update on our blog and watch the iPhone demo video.

If you have an Ultralingua app for iPhone or iPad, you will automatically receive an update prompt. If not, get to the iTunes store today and take advantage of the new updates right away!

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Meet Adrian: We're Glad We Did!

We're really excited to introduce you to one of the best developers in town, Adrian Trunzo. We snatched up Adrian just weeks ago and brought him on the team to finish up some projects and help our other developers make the apps you love.

Adrian's love for programming stemmed from his video game days as a kid. After a lot of learning and programming practice, Adrian was ready for work as an Ultralingua intern.

Now he's back on the team after almost one year and he's ready to tackle more projects. It's kind of a funny story about how he initially became connected with Jeff, our Chief Technology Officer. Read the story in the full interview with Adrian on our blog.

 
Mike Boldrick on the Peace Corps and Re-learning the Spanish Language

"I arrived in Mexico with only the Spanish I remembered from junior high school nearly 40 years ago."

Remember Mike Boldrick? We talked to him about one year ago and learned all about his upcoming Peace Corps trip to Mexico. We recently checked in to hear about his journey and he had quite an inspiring story to tell about the Peace Corps experience, learning the Spanish language, and connecting to the culture.

Mike is part of the technology transfer program, a program in the Peace Corps that is unique to Mexico. Though he is halfway done with the program, he still has lots to do.

Mike has a lot to share about his living conditions, starting to speak and write in Spanish again, and using his favorite Ultralingua apps. One Year in Mexico - An Update from Mike Boldrick is a recap of Mike's experiences in Mexico.

Follow his blog, too, for more insight into the Peace Corps and life in Mexico.

 
Ultralingua Celebrates Earth Day

Most of you are aware that Earth Day has passed, but that's no reason to forget about it. To celebrate Earth Day, our team went out together early on a Saturday morning to clean up Minnesota's Como Lake and the park surrounding it.

If you didn't get the chance to participate in an Earth Day event, there's still plenty of volunteering to be done! Check out the Earth Day Network page for a list of opportunities in your area!

Our Marketing Coordinator, Ashleigh, took tons of pictures during the clean-up. If you participated in an Earth Day event, share your experience with us on Facebook or Twitter!

Earth Day

 
Spotlight: Update to iOS 5.0

We've been doing some research and found that 20% of you still haven't downloaded the iOS 5.0 update. iOS 5.0 was released in October 2011 and an even newer version, iOS 5.1 was released just weeks ago in March. Once updated to iOS 5.0, you can update to 5.1 wirelessly.

Why should you update to 5.0?

There are over 200 new features on iOS 5.0! Our favorite features include Twitter integration, the consolidated notification center, newstand, reminders, and for iPad, more multitasking. See the whole list of features and let us know what your favorites are!

How to update:

Updating to iOS 5.0 is simple. Connect your device to your Mac or PC and follow the onscreen instructions in iTunes. More details on downloading can be found on our blog.

 
Tools to Try: Lingolook (and App Giveaway)

We know you love using our dictionary apps when you travel, but what about other travel apps? We found the perfect companion to supplement our apps - Lingolook!

Lingolook is a travel app for iPhone and iPad, complete with flashcards and audio. Get country-specific travel information combined with a useful travel phrasebook and voice recordings from native speakers. With eight different language editions and no internet connection, what more could you need for traveling abroad?

Try out an app for $4.99 today and tell us what you think! Comment on the blog post for a chance to win the app for free!

Have another travel app that you can't live without? Tell us what your favorites are via Twitter or Facebook!

Lingolook App
 
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