Possible App (for language translation)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Dobbs2, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. Dobbs2 macrumors 6502

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    I would just like to ask a question. What would it take to write an application for the Iphone that translates a text and/or email in real time to another language. So say I'm doing business in the US and I have some one in say Germany he inputs it in German and it shows up in my Iphone in English and when I type in English it shows up in German on his phone. Is that even possible?
     
  2. kleo macrumors regular

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    it would be nearly impossible because apple wrote both the mail and SMS app. Not to mention translation software is horrid.
     
  3. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    Of course it's still technically possible...but you'd have to write a whole email program...and even then you wouldn't get received messages without opening up the application (at least until Apple decides to add push).
     
  4. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    One or both sides could just push their email through google's translator etc. In a way, it almost sounds like you need an Automator/automated take email with specifc email address, copy all, push through babelfish/other, get results, reemail to yourself.

    There are presumably alternatives on the market i'd imagine. As for an iPhone app - if you could cut and paste, you could just use Google's translate.

    Depends what quality of translation you want!
     

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