by Quest Visual
Download this app if: if you want to translate text just by photographing it.
Word Lens iPhone app is an amazing translator, but finicky — The things that iPhone apps are doing with augmented reality are interesting, but usually not that useful. The just released Word Lens borders on amazing, however, using the iPhone’s camera to translate text on the fly, right on the screen, as you pan the camera over the words. The effect is...
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 ⇆ Russian
+ English ⇆ Portuguese
+ English ⇆...
Impressive technology — Used on a trip to France, and was very impressed. While not perfect in every instance, it more often then not gave me enough to understand a sign or menu that was in French only. Certainly would recommend for an intl traveller.