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World Lens1World Lens is one of those “wow” apps. Not only because of what it can do but because of the possibilities.

It’s a very Star Trek app actually.

Download the app – point your phone at something and it’ll translate it for you. Well, mostly.

It’s fairly accurate and good for quick translations – you’re not going to do an entire page of text but it’s good for signs etc.

It is really weird to see something different on your iPhone screen to what you’re taking the picture of. World Lens2

With the free app when you download it comes two demo modes – “Reverse Words” and ”Erase Words” which are good to play with (see attached image). If you’d like to translate from English to Spanish or from Spanish to English you’ll have to spend $4.99 for each way.

Right now there is only English to Spanish and the reverse available I can see more options becoming available as time goes on.

Can you imagine this being integrated into future technologies? how about a pair of glasses that translate real-time? car windows and more… it’s great!

I look forward to seeing the updates for this app and the developments from it.

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