I’m sure we all know how confusing it can be when you’re visiting a foreign country, and you don’t understand their language. Although translation books can come in rather handy, an app that translates many different languages would be so much more convenient.
We have great news now for those of you that own an Apple iPhone and go on regular holidays abroad, as Google has just released its Google Translate app for iOS devices. According to Chloe Albanesius at pcmag.com, the app enables users to speak into their mobiles and receive a translation.
The app’s “speak to translate” feature enables voice input for 15 languages, and is able to translate them into over 50 different languages. All users have to do to access the feature is to press the microphone icon that is situated next to the text box, and begin speaking.
Google Translate also allows users to listen to different translations that are spoken out loud, in up to 23 languages. Google noted that the iOS version includes all the features that are found in the Web app, including translation history and the ability to access starred translations.
As noted on the itunes.apple.com website, the app — which is free to download and is compatible with the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch — displays the translations in full screen, making it a lot easier for others around you to read. The Google Translate app requires iOS 3.0 or later.
Is this an app you can see yourself downloading?