World Lens is a smartphone app that translates different languages in real-time using your phone’s built-in camera. It doesn’t work on text that is too small or highly stylized text but hey! If you’re a world traveller, it’s a handy app to have around.
Credit: Quest Visual
Google’s just bought up the app and is offering it for free so I suggest you get on that. There’s usually a charge for each of the in-app language packs, but they’re all free to download right now so why not?
I just tested this on a sign that said “four pigs in a blanket” – don’t ask, long story – and it accurately translated it into French. Awesome, right?
You can read more about the app on TechRepublic over here. iPhone users can download World Lens in the App Store, and Android users can download it in the Google Play Store.
Finally! A new look and a cleaner set-up for my website… It feels like a breath of fresh air, doesn’t it? While I don’t post as regularly as I once did, it’s still nice to have a go-to home online where I can link all my social networks together, and post the odd blog here and there.
Feel free to take a look through my print, video, and photo portfolios. I haven’t added any new content, but did clean up each of those pages so they are easier to browse. You can also check out the contact page for different ways to connect.