Tuesday, June 10, 2014

App: Word Lens

Have you ever been traveling in a foreign country and wondered what those road signs were?  Or where to get the bus?  Perhaps you are a non-US citizen in America and have the same issue.  The app, Word Lens, can help!

"Word Lens is an augmented reality translation application.... It uses the built-in camera of your smartphone to instantly scan and translate foreign text. It then displays the translation on your device’s screen...." Read more here.

This is what Word Lens will look like on your device:
(the image is an English -> Spanish visual translation)

You can get Word Lens free for a limited time.  It is available for iOS and Android devices.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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