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16 June 2013, 08:45
Two friends from the south coast have created a mobile phone app that teaches you how to ask for a beer all over the world.
The brainchild of Justin Amey and Ollie Hepworth from Bournemouth, the idea for Pivo came on a trip to Prague earlier this year, when Justin and Ollie realised that neither of them knew how to order a beer in Czech.
A search for a suitable app to aid the thirsty travellers in their task proved fruitless, so Pivo - the Czech word for beer - was born. It's the first app in the world that allows you to order a beer in 59 languages.
Intrepid travellers simply need to download the app to access not only written phonetic instructions on how to order their favourite tipple, but also a short video tutorial for each language featuring a native speaker teaching you how to get the pronunciation exactly right.
Justin Amey, creator of Pivo, said:
"We couldn't believe it when we landed in Prague and couldn't find the help we needed to indulge in one of the Czech Republic's most famous exports.
"We're really proud of Pivo, which we hope will prove invaluable to travellers this summer, whether they're heading off to exotic locations or holidaying closer to home. Whether it's a beer in Burma, an ale in Argentina or a lager in Latvia, Pivo really is a must-have for thirsty holidaymakers."
Pivo was designed by the Bournemouth-based Walker Agency and is priced at 69p.