April 14, 2011 in Productivity (E)
[prMac.com] Fremont, California - Penpower Technology has released their latest mobile application in the App Store, Worldictionary 1.0.0, a translating tool that uses the iPhone's native camera to recognize text and translate on screen. Using Google translating services, Worldictionary has the ability to recognize thousands of words on any surface from street signs, books, restaurant menus to recipes and translate from nine different languages to over 50 other languages in a matter of seconds, it is literally an interpreter on-the-go.
Worldictionary is not just for real-time translations, it also works as a dictionary and thesaurus. To know more about the usage of a particular word, simply snap a photo of the text, select & highlight the word of you choice. The app will show you etymology, phonetics, synonyms and other valuable information.
Optionally, users have the ability to load an image from a photo album to get an instant translation or manually type in any word. The application features a bookmark function, which saves favorite words in a virtual dictionary allowing the user to access the information, regardless of network connection.
Worldictionary translates words from nine different languages including English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, German, Japanese, French, Spanish, Italian, and Korean. These nine languages can be translated into over fifty other languages all from within Worldictionary.
Try it for yourself. This sentence is in French: "Cette app est le meilleur!"
* iPhone 3GS or later
* Requires iPhone OS 4.2 or later
* 19.6 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Worldictionary 1.0.0 is $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business category.
Penpower Technology is a world leader and pioneer in providing integrated solutions for Intelligent Human Computer Interface Technologies. The company is now developing integrated human machine interface solutions based on "TTS, OCR, Speech, Handwriting and Biometrics." Founded in 1991, Penpower has focused on developing business productivity software, Asian language-based software, and mobile electronics. Through a human-centric philosophy and continued innovations in multi-processor, multi-platform and multi-language recognition systems, Penpower is the leading provider of information technology, innovations, solutions and professional service dedicated to realizing perfect communications between man and technology. Copyright (C) 2011 Penpower Technology. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.