Tala-Moana app

Tala-Moana app

  • An educational resource to improve cultural confidence in Pacific health communities in Aotearoa New Zealand.
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Tala-Moana app By Procare Network Ltd NZ


Country of origin New Zealand
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How to get the app

Tala-Moana app allows users to connect with 7 Pacific languages and cultures (Cook Islands, Fiji, Niue, Tonga, Tokelau, Sāmoan and Tuvalu) to improve their understanding of Pacific communities and their health and social needs. The app has a variety of features to help users improve their cultural confidence in Pacific health communities in New Zealand.

  • Fast and accurate retrieval of health information digitally, in the selected language, with the backing of cultural information delivered both on screen and in pop-up captions.
  • Language interactivity, toggle between the 7 Pacific languages and related cultural information.
  • Synchronised narration of the 7 Pacific languages with interactive text to give users the confidence to both speak and understand the pronunciation of words and phrases.
  • "Tap function”, tap a bold word once to hear the correct pronunciation in the requested language.
    “Double tap function”, double tap a bold word to hear it spoken phonetically syllable-by-syllable in the requested language.
  • Syllable-by-syllable synchronisation for languages that depend on specific symbols for meaning.
  • Ability for users to create their own introductions in the relevant culture, including opening and closing of meetings.
  • Export function allows the export of selected pages to share information with colleagues and for events.
  • Record yourself function enabling users to practise introductions, prayers, diagnoses and other content in a selected language; export to get feedback; share with colleagues; or store in the app for a refresh when required.
  • Customisable profile templates whereby the user enters their own information and images and then swipes to see their personal introduction written in the selected language. This useful resource remains stored in the app until the user amends or removes it.
  • Opt-in push notifications for continuing engagement.

For the complete app description, go to Microsoft(external link), Google Play(external link), or the App Store(external link).

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