Word lens apps boats of translating printed words with your smartphone camera, in real time and it actually works. The innovative app will be extremely useful for tourists, who can use it to translate text plastered everywhere from Monuments to Food Menus and that too without internet connectivity. That’s enough reason for Google to Acquire this popular app from QuestVisuals.
The app is 41 MB in size and support translations from Russian, Spanish, French, Italian, German and Portugese to English and vice versa. Just hold your phone in a position such that the transcript appears in the viewfinder, Word lens will work its magic and you will see the language change in real time. You can also use Word Lens Translator to look up specific words in supported languages
It’s as simple as that. The app is one of the most innovative apps that we have come across and perhaps that’s the reason Google bought it for an undisclosed amount. Now the app will benefit from the vast resource pool of Google and perhaps we will see it integrated with Google Translate, which supports over 345 languages.
Another advantage of Google Acquisition is that, Now you can download this app along with all supported language packs for free. We are not sure if the app will receive any further updates after Google acquisition and we hope we get to see a better integration of the technology in Google Translate soon.