Word Lens Is a Game Changer

The iPhone has empowered my life in a number of ways, not the least of which is an all-in-one gadget.  It is my phone, alarm clock, GPS, calendar, iPod, camera, jump drive, dictaphone, web browser, reader, video camera, scanner, Bible, and a host of other things, many of which I used on a daily basis.  The kinds of things the iPhone can do is truly remarkable, and of the most remarkable things to come out is the Word Lens app.  Check out this video:

Currently, you can go from English to Spanish and vice-versa, and I believe more languages are coming out in the future.  I am already thing about the missiological implications of such an app.  Interpreters and translators can look at notes in one language and check out the translation into another language.  Personally, I find myself logistically planning for mission work in other countries where documents and correspondence requires translation.  To think that simply holding my iPhone camera up to the text for an interpretation baffles me.  And excites me.

This app indeed is a game changer and one which makes me all the more glad I have an iPhone.

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One Comment on “Word Lens Is a Game Changer”

  1. Sam Says:

    This seems pretty cool. The only thing is that their example of english to spanish translation is grammatically incorrect (spanish doesn’t use “Lo” as a subject, only an object). It will definitely be a help to many people, but should be used with care, especially when translating the Good News to other languages. Still, definitely a HUGE breakthrough and help!


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