Can I switch languages?
Yes, you can switch languages by simply connecting to your PC.
Will ili's translation improve over time?
Yes, you can update ili's library as we add more words/sentences, thus allowing the translation to improve.
Does ili have male voice?
As of now there's only one voice, one really cute voice.
What's the difference between ili and other translation devices?
Translation is almost instant and ili doesn't require your phone or any other software.
How can I make sure if ili heard my voice correctly?
ili offers a playback feature for the sentences you say and you can double check whether or not they were recorded correctly.
Is ili waterproof?
No, ili can't go scuba-diving with you.
Do I need a smartphone to use ili?
No, ili is a standalone device. All you need is your beautiful voice ;)
Does ili provide two-way translation?
For the time being, ili is focused on you, the traveler. ili's one-way translation is optimized for quick and efficient communication to help get you to where you want to go, tell what you want to do.
We originally created a two-way app to help travelers. However, when we tested it, satisfaction was quite low.
One reason was because two-way conversation proved to be difficult. The person responding would usually say long and complex sentences, not knowing the limitations of the app or how to use it properly. This caused errors and too much back and forth.
This happened many times and travelers were reluctant to use the app afterward.
Creating a one-way device actually improved traveler satisfaction because it made communication easier.
Here's the video showing how travelers have fun with a simple conversation.
But how am I supposed to understand the person I'm talking too?
ili works best for travel phrases that require short answers (yes or no, for example) or gestures (point and show).