egzthunder1 · Dec 21, 2010 at 06:00 am

Word Lens App… See It to Believe It

From time to time, we feature an article or two that call our attention in our sister site, www.iphone-developers.com. This week, we will talk about this new app, which, truth be told, is really something that has to be seen in order to properly describe it (not really as it is rather easy to describe, but it is just plain awesome). The original article at iPD (link on the bottom of this article), will have a video embedded for you to appreciate what this app can do.

Basically what this app does is that it uses the camera as some sort of OCR engine and can translate any text in front of it into a different language. Think of Google Goggles but infinitely more accurate, and for text. Just an example, if you put a banner in front of the device while this app is running, what you will see in the device will be that banner, but with the writing translated into whatever language you are looking for. Needless to say that the translations are literal from what can be seen on the video in the article, so it looks like grammar may not be this app’s forte just yet. However, the concept of the whole app is simply mind-blowing to say the least. Your move, Android devs…

5 years ago, if I told you that you could use your phone’s camera to instantly translate from Spanish to English or from English to Spanish, you’d probably think I was crazy. In fact, I probably would’ve locked myself up on your behalf. But here we are, watching the impossible become insanely cool, as Quest Visual launches their new app for iPhone, aptly named World Lens.

You can find more information in the original article at iPD.

Want something published in the Portal? Contact any News Writer.


_________
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!

egzthunder1

egzthunder1 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I have been an active member of xda-developers since 2005 and have gone through various roles in my time here. I am Former Portal Administrator, and currently part of the administrator team while maintaining my writer status for the portal. In real life, I am a Chemical Engineer turned Realtor in the Miami area. View egzthunder1's posts and articles here.
Emil Kako · Apr 27, 2015 at 12:26 pm · 5 comments

Do You Use 4:3 or 16:9 in the Camera App?

Every person has their own method of taking the best photos on their devices, but which aspect ratio is best when taking photos on your smartphone camera? Let us know whether you prefer to use 4:3 or 16:9 and why in the comments below.

DISCUSS
Aamir Siddiqui · Apr 27, 2015 at 11:12 am · 3 comments

The Curious Case Of The Flash Sale

What do the horses in the Xiaomi stable, notably the Mi 3, Mi 4, Redmi 1S, Redmi 2 & Redmi Note 4G have in common with the YU Yureka or the Micromax Canvas Spark, or even the Lenovo A6000 and the A7000? For starters, the mentioned phones are amongst the more value centric Android smartphones, aiming to offer a better deal in terms of specifications and an overall package, than their domestic and foreign competitors in the Indian market. What...

XDA NEWS
Jimmy McGee · Apr 27, 2015 at 06:00 am · 3 comments

3D Printable Mobile Microscope? Nexus 7 Discontinued – XDA TV

The Nexus 7 2013 has been discontinued on the Google Store! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend's news is the announcement of Xposed 3.0 Alpha 3 and be sure to check out the article talking about the 3D printable microscope for mobile devices. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA TV. XDA...

XDA NEWS
Share This