IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 13, 2012) - YouMail, a leading provider of personalized telecommunication services, today announced that it updated its Visual Voicemail Plus app for Android with the ability to offer a complete Spanish-language experience for its users.
The primary features of "YouMail en Español" include:
1. All interaction on Android is automatically done in Spanish if the Android OS is set to use Spanish.
2. The user can explicitly and easily choose whether YouMail's "Smart Greeting" will greet callers in English or Spanish, and they can also "mix and match" English and Spanish greetings, choosing which callers should be greeted in which language, and overriding their primary greeting with personal greetings for specific exceptions.
3. Transcriptions of Spanish-speaking voice messages are now supported, with no effort on the part of users.
Smartphone adoption among the Spanish-language U.S. population (approximately 37 million overall) generally outpaces that of their English-language counterparts and continues to grow, especially with increased usage in the voice communication sector serviced by YouMail. According to a Nielsen report from May 2012, over 57% of U.S. Hispanics own a smart phone, compared to 50% for the general market. In addition, a joint report published by The Hispanic Institute and Mobile Future in September 2009 found that U.S. Hispanics accounted for more call minutes used than the general population. That same report also stated that approximately 40% of U.S. Hispanics are born abroad, indicating that many use Spanish as their primary language.
"The number of mobile users in the United States who speak Spanish as their first or only language has clearly skyrocketed. At YouMail, we've experienced a growing set of users who would want a Spanish experience for themselves and their callers. Today, we are glad to deliver YouMail's rich feature set, with visual caller ID, smart and personal greetings, receipts, easy voicemail sharing, in both English and Spanish."
"YouMail en Español" on Android is ready for download in the Google Play store at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.youmail.android.vvm.
YouMail, Inc., (http://www.youmail.com) is the leading provider of personalized, cloud-based telecommunication services. YouMail's completely free flagship Visual Voicemail Plus application offers a true multi-platform, unified and social voicemail experience for its users on BlackBerry, Android, iPhone, WebOS, Windows Phone 7 and Windows 6.5 platforms, and is being increasingly adopted by consumers and by carriers as either the default or recommended voicemail service. WhoAreYou is the company's completely free Visual Caller ID application for Android phones that is revolutionizing the incoming call experience. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., YouMail is backed by VantagePoint Capital Partners, the Tech Coast Angels, the Tech Coast Angels ACE Fund, Siemer Ventures, and the CrunchFund.