Dec
17
2010
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The iphone app that translate's in realtime

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Word Lens, an app that translates English text to and from Spanish on the fly, is a reminder of how incredibly powerful apps can be. But how’s it really work? It ain’t perfect, but it’s still pretty damn amazing.The app, which was released this morning by a company called QuestVisual, was two and half years in the making, according to founders Otavio Good and John DeWeese. Good admitted to TechCrunch that the “translation isn’t perfect, but it gets the point across,” and said that French, Italian, and Portuguese were likely candidates for future updates. But even without knowing what updates lie ahead for Word Lens, it’s already an undeniably exciting taste of the future, one of the rare apps that transforms our smartphones into something entirely new