And So The Universal Translator Was Born

A new iPhone app lets you point your camera at foreign language text and have it translated in real time, visually!

Word Lens seems like the single most amazing app for the iPhone yet. According to this video you simply install Word Lens, point your camera at text in a foreign language and it translates it for you. Instantly. Visually. Without the internet.

This is amazing.

I’m downloading the app as we speak; luckily I live in LA, a town that gives me plenty of Spanish signage with which to work. I’ll get back to you on this.