Unuhi is now available on the App Store to download!
Almost a year in the making, we are proud and excited to release the first version of our bilingual book app for children. We have 4 wonderful books available to download, each of which is translated into 20 languages and showcased within a clean, simple and easy-to-use interface. We hope that you will find the Unuhi app a joy to use.
The name Unuhi means “to translate” in Hawaiian and our app is the first of its kind to make bilingual books available in a variety of languages. It means that as a parent or teacher, you can now introduce your child to more languages than ever before. Whilst bilingual books have always been popular in Spanish and English, for example, those languages that are less widely spoken haven’t had the same opportunity to be a part of this wonderful method of story-telling and language learning.
Are you a Romanian living in Spain with a child who you would love to introduce to your native tongue? Choose Romanian & Spanish as your 2 languages – it’s as simple as that. Perhaps you are English and your partner is Chinese? Why not select English & Mandarin and help your child to become bilingual with a fun short story.
Or perhaps you are a teacher and your classroom has children from a variety of different cultures & nationalities. Introduce them to the wonders of the world’s different languages and use Unuhi as part of your class activities.
We offer the following 20 languages.
English, Arabic, Danish, Dutch, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin (Simplified), Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai.
What’s the plan for Unuhi after launch?
First, we would love your feedback (good or bad) so that we can improve the platform. What did you like, what could be improved and what would you like to see in the future? We decided to concentrate on just 4 books to begin with and showcase them in 20 different languages rather than feature more books in fewer languages. We want Unuhi to be available to everyone and not just in those countries that speak the major global languages like English and Spanish.
We will of course be expanding our library of books as soon as possible and plan to introduce sound, animation and interactivity in the near future. If you are an author or illustrator and would like to join our team, we would be delighted to hear from you. Simply visit the help centre to say hello and introduce yourself.
Here at Unuhi, we are working hard behind the scenes to ensure our platform is the go-to place to read bilingual books to your children. We hope you give Unuhi a try, download the app and let us know how you get on.