Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Word Lens Translation

Translation app - Word Lens - iPhone Apps

Get Your Red Hot Translation App!

Word Lens, By Quest Visual

Word Lens - Quest Visual

Word Lens translation app is the best app to traslate text on your next trip using your iPhones camera it will translate French, Spanish, Italian and English.

With our Translation app you see the world in your language: instantly translate printed words using your built-in video camera, in real time! (PLEASE NOTE: language packs must be purchased separately from within the app.)

Buy language pairs using in-app purchase:
+ English ⇆ Italian
+ English ⇆ French
+ English ⇆ Spanish

Try out the included modes first so you can see the technology in action. These built-in examples recognize words in English, Spanish, French, and Italian.
- Reverse Words (spell all words backwards)
- Erase Words (digital white-out)

Word Lens gives you translation on the go:
- NO NETWORK required - results appear immediately on your video screen when

you need it, anywhere in the world.
- Easy to use, like the regular camera.
- Also look up translations by typing them in.

Get the best quality out of your translations:
- Best used on clearly printed text (e.g. signs, menus).
- Does NOT recognize handwriting or stylized fonts.
- It's not perfect, but you can get the general meaning!
- Keep text in focus by holding it at least one hand-length away

(or even further for iPod and iPad owners).

iOS device support:
- iPhone 4S/4/3gs, iPod Touch with video camera, or iPad with video camera.
- requires iOS 4.0 or later.
*** iPhone 3gs and iPod Touch do not have zoom or flash light features.
*** iPod Touch and iPad 2 cameras do not have auto-focus feature, which will result in reduced translation quality.
Word Lens - Quest Visual

Great for traveling! 

If you like to travel this is a great app to have with. On my last trip to Costa Rica this app made it possible to NOT get lost where some of the signage was a bit confusing. Also great for menus in Paris!
Does what I expect 

It isn't Star Trek, yet, but it usually gives me a pretty good idea of what the text of the language I'm trying to translate is trying to say. I still find it utterly amazing that this program is doing even a half-way decent attempt at instant in-place translation of text it sees. I also had a problem with the whole restore-my-previous purchases thing. But just like any other app that has problems like this, I just simply deleted it completely (data too), and re-downloaded it. Then it had no problems reloading my purchases after that. Bug, yes, but easy work-around.