iPhone Spanish Translation in Real Time with Word Lens
Now you can use your Iphone to translate text back and forth between English and Spanish. The text that you can translate with a new Iphone app called Word Lens is not a text in your Iphone. It’s a text outside of your Iphone that you can see with your Iphone. Let’s say that you visit a Spanish restaurant and the menu is in Spanish. You can simply take out your Iphone, point it at the menu and it will literally turn the Spanish text that you can read on the menu into English.
Here’s what you have to know about Word Lens:
#1: It’s an augmented reality app.
An augmented reality app takes the external reality and improves it to make it more useful. Let’s say that you go outside in a field. You see many different flowers but you don’t really know their names and what you can do with them. Some of them may be poisonous and others may be good for making tea.
You point the camera of your Iphone towards one of the flowers and an augmented app will take a picture of it, compare with its database and come up with the name of the flower and its uses. That’s pretty cool. As you can notice, the app doesn’t change the reality. It only augments it so it becomes more useful for you. It’s like creating a map of a territory so you can better navigate it.
#2: Word Lens, our iPhone Spanish app, is free.
It doesn’t cost a cent. I don’t know how they make or they are going to make money but I’m sure they will figure out a way because the app is so cool and useful.
#3: It uses the iPhone’s built in camera.
Each Iphone has a built in camera. The app uses the built in camera to get the external images. The text is recognized automatically by the built in camera and then the app simply translates the text and replaces it on the screen.
#4: The translated text maintains its font characteristics all the time.
This was the feature that impresses me the most. When you translate a text from one language to another, you will get a new text with a different length. This app will literally maintain the font of the initial text. If the text was big, white and with a red background, it will continue to look the same in the other language. This feature really impressed me because I know that it’s not that easy to program.
#5: It’s like wearing glasses that automatically change what you can see.
It’s like wearing a pair of vision glasses that automatically change your reality. Imagine seeing angry people all around you and all of the sudden all of these people are smiling and laughing like nothing happened. A similar shock you are likely to get when you will see this app in action.
#6: Use it when you are traveling to other countries.
Probably the best way to use this Iphone Spanish instant translator is when you visit a new country like Spain. You can confidently go in a completely new country where you don’t know the language and translate all the text that you need. You will know what you can order from a restaurant, where to find a museum and so on.
This Iphone Spanish app will literally change the way you travel. It’s so valuable that this app alone makes it worth owning an Iphone. This is especially the case if you like to travel all around the world. By the way, this app also works with Italian, French and other languages.