A recent iPhone application called Word Lens of the release, this application is the developer Otavio Good and John DeWeese two and a half since the culmination of . The payment application, pricing $ 4.99, using the principle of optical character recognition technology, currently supports English and Spanish translation.
Good for the application developer workflow a simple explanation, “First it will identify the captured text, and then after the dictionary to find out. And then the corresponding translation appears on the screen.” Although this application is to support the main word for word translation, but if you just want to know the basic meaning of the words it is very useful, for example want to know a dish on the menu or a sign of the mean.
For example, when a restaurant in a foreign country you are ordering, you may not understand foreign languages and on the menu as a loss, this time out of your iPhone you can scan the menu, use this application for instant translation.
Currently, the services with similar features only two, which is a Chinese language learning applications Pleco, the other is a feature of Google Goggles, the user can then send the translation to film.
Good said, Word Lens future will support more types of language. Currently considered the main language of the European countries, is also preparing to add some additional features, such as the blind reading functionality. “Then we might have joined French and Italian, because my mother is Brazilian Portuguese descent.” “The translation is still not perfect, but we will eventually improve it.”