Implementing New Ideas and Concepts

The Voice of America (VOA) broadcasts about 1,800 hours of radio and television each week to a global audience of over 236 million people in 47 languages.  VOA also publishes to a variety of digital platforms including mobile, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. WebFirst created a user friendly interface by which audio interviews can be uploaded, transcribed and translated into one of over 140 languages. The best fit for translation engines are determined on the fly using a AI system.

VOA Ipsum


WebFirst is currently developing innovation projects in the areas of:
Mobile Development with Augmented Reality (AR) & Gamification
Integrating mobile statistics using different packages such as Google Tag Manager
Chatbots with AI features
IOT and Home Speaker Appliances (e.g. Google Home and Amazon Alexa)
Automated Translation and Transcription application using AI tools such as Google AI and Amazon AI.

IOT / Home speaker Appliances

Smart Home Speaker

WebFirst is currently integrating Amazon Alexa, Google Home and Apple Homekit with VOA radio feeds. As an example, we have created several Alexa Skills to enable VOA users to request various radio shows by voice command alone (e.g. "Play VOA Thai").

WebFirst has developed and maintains a number of mobile applications written in both native (iOS/Android) and cross platform (Cordova) technologies. Our applications have helped VOA achieve their innovation goals, by providing a suite of AI based tools accessible agency-wide.
VOA English Mobile App


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