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Latino Daily News

Wednesday May 25, 2011

New Technology Lets You Use Your Smartphone to Become Bilingual

New Technology Lets You Use Your Smartphone to Become Bilingual

Photo: Word Lens App for Translating Spanish

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Want to know Spanish but don’t want to learn Spanish, try using your smart phone camera and the Word Lens app.  The app was developed by Quest Visual CEO, Octavio Good.

You simply point your smart phone camera at a Spanish language sign, and then the app breaks down the word, letter by letter and translates them instantly.  Right now the application only translations Spanish to English and vice versa.

The translation, which is in real time, also comes with an expansive dictionary you can access as you are translating.  The app works best in outdoor light and with large lettering so don’t try translating the Mayan codices.

The app is still under development and will eventually add other languages.