GeoBlue helps world travelers confidently locate, access and pay for quality healthcare all around the world. Innovative services and technology make GeoBlue a global leader in medical assistance.
GeoBlue came to MTM LinguaSoft to complete localization work for a mobile tool it was expanding. The tool, part of an iOS and Android app, allows travelers to translate useful health-related phrases and terms from and into 12 different languages, complete with audio recordings and transliterations to aid pronunciation. GeoBlue required a language partner who could handle a complex data structure of over 10,000 terms and phrases. They also needed the project completed in an accelerated timeframe.
MTM LinguaSoft reviewed the translation work that had already been done and provided additional translation, transliteration and voice recordings in 15 languages. Tracking the project was a real challenge for the project manager, not only because the volume of terms and phrases, but also because some languages require more than one version of a phrase depending upon the gender of the speaker or of the person referred to in the phrase.
The project spanned 4 months and required coordination of 13 translators for the non-English languages and 28 voice-over artists. All of the work was completed to the customer’s satisfaction allowing final development of the app which provides translation into and from Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish.
The updated GeoBlue app for iPhone and iPad is available from the App Store, Google Play, and Amazon. In addition to the translations, the app provides plenty of other useful information for travelers, including locators for nearby doctors, pharmacies, and hospitals.
Updated Feb 7 2014.