- Apr 12, 2001
Google has bought the popular iOS and Android visual translation app Word Lens to "incorporate [the] technology into Google Translate's broad language coverage", according to a statement on Quest Visual's website.
The software uses a smartphone camera to translate signs in real time into the users native language. The technology is remarkable and used by many world travelers. Previously, translation packs were available as in-app purchases, but Quest Visual has made all the packs and the app itself free for a limited time.
Word Lens is a free download from the App Store. [Direct Link]
Article Link: Google Buys Visual Translation App 'Word Lens', Makes It Free for Limited Time