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So fresh! The new iPhone apps are here – with the complete range of courses!

Posted on September 24, 2013 by

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For months our developers, designers and language teachers have toiled, heatedly debated and worked long coffee and Club Mate-fuelled nights. And now the fruits of their labor are here to coincide with the release of iOS 7: the new Babbel apps!

The Babbel “D-Team”

For the first time the new apps offer all of the popular premium features of the web version on the iPhone and iPod Touch, such as interactive dialogs, grammar, vocabulary, listening and writing exercises as well as improved speech recognition. Furthermore, we have given the mobile user interface a complete makeover: it now has a clean and modern look, is easy to use and offers even more learning fun and motivation with short animations and sound effects.

How does cross-platform learning work?

All courses in your pocket!

The mobile apps offer almost everything that the online program does (brand new courses, business

English and the intermediate-level B1 course are currently exclusively available on babbel.com) and are included with the regular subscription as standard. That means users can log in to all of the platforms using one login and learn with no extra costs. The new app is valid for all mobile devices. Once loaded and installed, a user’s learning progress is automatically synchronized between their iPhone, iPod Touch and the web.

Babbel is moving language learning out of the living room and out into the street, the park, the train, the cafe, when and wherever it suits. Users can study what they want and for as long as they wish. A few new pieces of vocabulary while waiting in line for the supermarket checkout or a grammar lesson when commuting to work. “Many people want to learn a new language but don’t have the time or the motivation,” says our CEO, Markus Witte. “The new app can help with that because it is always available and can be accessed anywhere. I am extremely proud of my team and the result of all the hard work!”

Check out the Spanish App!
Check out the French App!

New apps – soon for Android too

The apps for our three most popular languages, English, Spanish and French, are already available for free download. More languages will follow soon. As always with Babbel, the first lesson of each course is free to try. A subscription includes complete access to all of the content. Subscriptions are no longer set up via babbel.com but directly through the app. A one-month subscription can be purchased for 9.99 euro, a three-month subscription for 19.99 euro and a 6-month subscription for 33.99 euro. The free vocabulary trainer apps for the iPhone will continue to be provided as an extra until further notice.

And for all Android users: soon there will be apps for you too!

click here to go to the App Store

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Comments

I do like the Spanish version of this App. I have an Android right now and will be upgrading to a new phone in the spring. Can this App be transferred from one phone to the next phone?
One concern I have with this app is that it doesn’t take to my voice. How can I improve that?

Hi Reiko, thanks for the comment. Support@babbel.com will be able to answer all your questions.

Hey!

The new apps seem really cool! But when are they gonna be available for learning Italian?

Cheers,
D

Soon!

As the Android platform has a huge range of devices, are you considering beta releases with some of your users. I’d happy to help and google play allows alpha, beta and staged rollouts.

Hi Ernesto, yes we are. We could definetely need some help from users! We will get in touch with you via e-mail

Hi, if you are looking for more people to test out the new versions I am interested.

I am French and i’d like to learn English but I’m eagerly waiting for an android application as I haven’t access to internet when I have time to learn.

I know an application already exists but it was very limited. And since android 4.4 was released on Nexus 4 and 7, only stage 1 of each course can be completed without force close.

Hope to see your application on android soon.

Hi, thanks for your interest, just write to press@babbel.com and we’ll have you on board for user testings.
Cheers

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