New app that helps travelers with instant, real-time translation to Debut at IPW Denver. TourOperatorland.com, a division of NAJ Group, publishers of INBOUND Report, will introduce Jeenie™, the first “live interpreter in your pocket” App to the tour and travel industry from our booth (#343) at IPW this year.
The person driving the new product is Kirsten Brecht Baker, Jeenie’s CEO. A multilingual graduate of the Wharton School of Finance, where she received her MBA, Baker has been behind several start-up initiatives during the past decade. Jeenie, just five months old, is an outgrowth of another young firm, Global Professional Search (GPS), that was launched with the notion of matching employers with candidates who have language skills. Using technology and algorithms to make matching more effective, she sensed a real demand for language skills that could be addressed “every day in the palm of the hand.”
“We’re putting live human interpreter on anyone’s smart phone to provide them with language skills and cultural advice, she told INBOUND. “It’s uber for language services … for customers who need an interpreter right away.”
How does it work? Essentially, said Baker, “it’s three swipes with your thumb and you’re talking to a real person through Facetime of simply audio.”
More on what Jeenie has to offer in the next issue of INBOUND. You can meet Kirsten at IPW in Booth 343.