“A new iPhone app known as Word Lens will translate Spanish or English phrases instantly on the screen when you point your device’s camera lens at the foreign language words,” Chloe Albanesius reports for PC Magazine. “Not sure what the menu in that Madrid sidewalk cafe is offering? Point your iPhone’s camera at the menu and it will translate right in front of you.”
“The futuristic app made its debut in the App Store Thursday, and is currently the number nine app in Apple’s top 10 free apps,” Albanesius reports. “Word Lens, from San Francisco-based Quest Visual, is free to download and includes two free features – reverse words and erase words. The Spanish to English function or English to Spanish feature, however, currently cost $4.99 each to download as part of a 50 percent off sale that ends December 31.”
Albanesius reports, “Quest Visual said the feature works without an Internet connection… Word Lens works with the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, or iPod touch with a video camera. Other languages are in the works, the company said.”
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