Saturday, December 18, 2010

Word Lens: Incredible iPhone Visual Translator.

Check out this amazing iPhone App that was just released in the iTunes App Store the other day, called Word Lens. This innovative App is a language translator that uses the mobile device's camera to view and translate text in real time. The process is simple, just point the camera to any sign and it will be instantly translated into english on the device's display (watch video demo below). Unlike other translating Apps, there is no need to type in the text and wait for a translation to process. With Word Lens, the process is instant...!
As of now the only language is Spanish to English and vice versa... with intentions of adding more languages in the future. Another bonus is that Word Lens is a FREE download....BUT there is one catch, the download is only a demo version of its capabilities. In order to get the full translating experience you will have to pay $4.99 within the App.


...perhaps a small price to pay for an amazing mobile App.




2 comments:

Joseph said...

I'm hoping it gets a bit better...works "ok" for simple word translations but fails when it comes to sentences or anything technical. What a great idea! Can't wait for it to evolve. Nice Post!

chet rosales said...

...@Joseph
I agree. Hopefully there will be an update the App to correct all that. Until then it has great potential...

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