The Android Market hides many gems that can really surprise you upon finding them. CamTranslator is one of them, being an app that can recognize text and translate it, either instantaneously or by snapping a photo of it. The latter option is much faster and reliable.
So, imagine, you’re walking down the street in a foreign country and you see a signpost with a word you’ve never seen before. All you have to do is pull out your phone, launch CamTranslator and point the camera at the sign.
Now, the app will give you two options: instant or snap translation. The first one will recognize and translate the word you get in the crosshair instantly, while the second one will create a photo and recognize words from it.
There are fourteen languages that the app understands, and it even recognizes them by itself, so if you find yourself in a city where you don’t know the language, you won’t have to ask the locals what language they speak, and save yourself humiliation.
Though the app is still a bit buggy and raw, since it doesn’t recognize all the words all the time, the mere fact that this kind of translating fun is possible, makes technophiles happy.
You can get CamTranslator here.
(By) Alex is a blogger from Slovenia who loves internet novelties and runs the Renton Blog.
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