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New Translation Apps For Smartphones

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Here are some “new to me” smartphone apps I’ve found for translation. Though the last one is not iPhone-related, I’ll still add them all to The Best Sites For Beginning iPhone Users Like Me:

SayHi Translate is an iPhone app that translates what you speak into a language of your choice. It’s very similar to Google Translate, though has fewer choices. It may have some advantages, though — it seemed to work more accurately than Google Translate when I tried it out this morning. It costs 99 cents. I’m going to have my students try-out both next week and give me feedback on which one they like better.

7 Language Translation iPhone Apps for the Digital Traveler is a useful post from Mashable.

The Microsoft Translator app for Windows Phone has recently added an augmented reality feature to translate signs, menus, etc. You just point the phone at it.

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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  1. Great article…

    check out speechtrans, the first and most advance app with 99% speech recognition accuracy available on iOS and Android

    Here is a great demo

    SpeechTrans is proud to announce the release of its new Service InterprePhone, which provides affordable language translation services on any telephone around the world. The InterprePhone service is the latest innovation, which is currently also included in the SpeechTrans Android application. InterprePhone lets the users communicate, without the need of an interpreter, via a telephone conference call.
    SpeechTrans offers accurate multi-lingual language translation software. SpeechTrans’ apps can be used as your personal portable interpreter Facebook chat service integration allows users to communicate in different languages with outstanding clarity and minimal translation processing delay. Learn more at,speechtrans database is over 300,000 words for each language it does require data for translations.
    You can Speak and Understand Different Languages within a matter of Seconds with 99% Speech Recognition Accuracy.

    just release a video about speechtrans image/photo translator from speechtrans ultimate for iphone this is the link on how it works

    our app is available to Android, iPhones, iPad, IPod and blackberry as well

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