I read about how the Google Translate App is now using Word Lens a few months ago – it’s where you hold up the app to text and it will automatically translate it to another language on the fly. However the other day, I actually saw the app used in front of my eyes and now I am a believer.
The experiment with the Google Translate App we attempted first was on a magazine – we did English to Spanish. The app had a few issues because the lighting needed to be just right to translate. The app also could only pick up specific text on the cover, however it worked 80% of the time. The real test was when I took the app outside and used it on a street sign – it worked exceptionally well translating!