For all those who love to travel to different countries, but have trouble reading and understanding the different languages, the Voice Translator application has been released for iOS. If you speak directly into the app, you can get translation of almost 25 different languages. The app dictates the translated piece to give you an idea of pronunciation and how they can be effectively used.
How to get the app working?
Once you have downloaded the app on your device, you would have to configure it. An icon labelled ‘Settings’ will be present on the top- right corner of your screen. This will give you access to the settings for the app. There, you will see two toggles; Voice to Voice Mode and Text to Text Mode. Only one mode can be worked in at a time. Up to 60 different languages are offered by the text to text mode. After selecting the desired mode, you’ll have to enter your native language in the first field and the language you want it to be translated in the second one.
Working of Voice Translator
Before initiating with Voice Translator, make sure that you are connected to the internet. This is necessary for all the functioning of the app.
If working in Text-to-Text Mode, start by entering the text in the purple box that appears on the screen. The app will find the translation from the internet. Once identified, you can hear the translation, once buy default, but if want to hear again, you will have to give command manually by tapping the tiny speaker icon available in the options bar.
In case you are working in Voice-to-Voice Mode, you’ll find the working easier. All you’re required to do is to select the language that is being spoken and the app will do the rest. Once the input is processed, Voice Translator will let dictate it, and also present the written text on the screen. You can share the translated texts through SMS and e-mails.
Voice Translator is a pretty useful app if you’re a frequent traveller. The latest version for iOS 6 comes with advanced voice recognition. You can download it for $0.99 from the App Store. Feel free to share your thoughts.