Update: After seeing the demo of Wordlens and hearing that reviewers were “disappointed” due to speed and effectiveness I think this application needs a lot of work.
Remains, however, a great idea
Kudos to the folks at Quest Visual: Questvisual.com. Their free iPhone application “Wordlens” allows real time translation by simply pointing your iPhone at a sign or other text.
As any traveler knows it’s very helpful to be able to interpret signs, menus, and other text. This is naturally very difficult in countries where you don’t speak the language. Wordlens is only available in spanish now but other languages are on the way, and this is clearly a great step in the direction of our phones and handheld devices becoming “universal translators”
Via Singularity Hub
more at Quest Visual: Questvisual.com