What happened so far?

The story dates back to 2012, when the young Hungarian developer, Balázs Zsombori had an idea about an application that would break down the walls of communication. His initial goal was to create the first app in his country that would help speech impaired people communicate.

In the development process it played an important role that Balázs applied for the 22th Hungarian Innovation Contest for Youth, where he received first prize and a lot of mentoring.

In September of 2013 he traveled to Prague, where he participated in the 25th European Union Contest for Young Scientists. He received third prize there.

After the contest he was invited to Brussels to present PictoVerb at the Voice of the Researchers conference that was organized by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation.

In December of 2013 Balázs represented his country at the Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar, where he presented PictoVerb at the Aula Magna of Stockholm University.


Where are we now?

Balázs continuously expanded his programming skills to be able to develop PictoVerb on a yet higher level. During the testing period he visited many families and institutions. With the input and guidance of speech-impaired individuals PictoVerb has been redesigned.

In October of 2014 the first version of PictoVerb was released for the Hungarian users. In Hungary PictoVerb is the first mobile app that gives voice to people living with autism, stroke, or intellectual disability.

The development goes on. Now the biggest goal is to make PictoVerb available on other languages. Balázs found like-minded teammates who support him in fulfilling his vision. They work hard to make PictoVerb accessible all around the world.