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Google Officially Buys Visual Translation App Word Lens

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Google Officially Buys Visual Translation App Word Lens

An element from the enlargement of Google within the tech world, Google the large firm has simply purchased the favored visible translation app "Phrase Lens". The startup is behind the progressive Phrase Lens software which Apple lately highlighted in its ‘Highly effective’ Telephone 5s advert. The deal was confirmed within the startup’s weblog submit.

The workforce has determined to make each the Phrase Lens app and the extra language packs free to obtain for a restricted time, “whereas we transition to Google”. Should you haven’t tried out Phrase Lens but, you need to achieve this proper now, whereas it’s nonetheless obtainable.

So what does the app actually do ? Quest Visible’s know-how to detect textual content in a reside video feed coming out of your iPhone’s digital camera. It then replaces overseas language phrases and sentences with an applicable translation – matching fonts and graphics, in actual time!

Quest Visible writes on its homepage:
Quest Visible is becoming a member of Google!
With Phrase Lens, we’ve seen the beginnings of what’s attainable once we harness the facility of cellular units to “see the world in your language.”
By becoming a member of Google, we will incorporate Quest Visible’s know-how into Google Translate’s broad language protection and translation capabilities sooner or later.
As a thanks to everyone who supported us on our journey, we’ve made each the app and the language packs free to obtain for a restricted time whereas we transition to Google.
We’re wanting ahead to persevering with our work at Google – keep tuned!
One phrase (truly, two): Google Glass.
Phrase Lens handles all processing instantly on the system, in actual-time, so no community connection is required in any respect! The know-how isn’t with out its pitfalls. As an example, the app gained’t acknowledge handwriting or stylized fonts as it really works greatest when used on clearly printed textual content like indicators, menus and what not.

Watch Phrase Lens in motion in Apple’s ‘Highly effective’ promo under.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODmfmUWqlSA]
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