Local software developer engaged by Simon & Schuster for launch of Star Trek-related iPhone Apps

Summary: Ultralingua develops Klingon dictionary, phrasebook and audio lessons for iPhone® and iPod Touch®.

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Ashleigh Lincoln
Public and Media Relations



May 9, 2009

(Minneapolis, Minn.) Ultralingua, Inc., based in Minneapolis MN, has just produced an electronic version of Simon & Schuster’s popular Klingon Dictionary and Conversational Klingon - a recorded tutorial narrated by actor Michael Dorn, who was a featured character on multiple Star Trek® TV series. There is also a phrase book travelers’ tool - the phrases are for use by “Terrans” (Earthlings) planning a visit to the fictional world of Kronos, where Klingons live and vice versa.

Ultralingua has dominated iPhone/iPod Touch downloads of dictionary software with a combination of expertise in both linguistics and software development. Typical ratings of the applications are in the range of 4-5 stars out of 5 by users.

The company was founded in 1997 and has since grown from a 2-person venture to employ more than a dozen contract and full time employees, primarily in the roles of lexicography & software development. Products include multi-lingual spelling and grammar checkers, travelers' phrasebooks and a variety of other software facilitating language and translation.

Expected 2009 release dates for the Klingon products are:

  • May 4: The Klingon Language Suite for iPhone & iPod Touch
  • May 12: The Klingon Dictionary for Macintosh Computers
  • May 15: The Klingon Dictionary for Windows

More information regarding Ultralingua and Simon & Schuster.

About Ultralingua, Inc:

Ultralingua, Inc. was founded in 1997, with a mission to develop high-quality language tools for the business, education, and travel markets. What started as a French Dictionary for the Mac platform has turned into a leading provider of software and web-based dictionaries and language tools.

Our notable clients include publishers HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster, the Government of Canada, Carlton College, and the World Organization of Nuclear Operators (WANO). Ultralingua's dictionaries are compiled by a team of language professionals, including linguists, university professors, and professional translators.