Google Translate is a free statistical machine translation service provided by Google Inc. to instantly translate a section of text, document or webpage between more than 50 languages. To provide this free translation service for iOS device users, Google team has launched a free Google Translate app for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch.
In fact, the Google Translate service has been available as a web application since 2008, but previously only offered an iPhone-optimized version of the normal online service and one need to visit translate.google.com on browser for using it. The newly released Google Translate App carries all features from the web app. In addition to it, the overall translation experience has been improved with several new signification features including speak to translate, listen to your translations, and some other minor changes. You can likewise access your translation history while you’re offline. You can view additional dictionary results for separate words or short phrases.
Key features of the Google Translate app for iPhone:
- Translate text between 57 languages
- Translate by speaking the text instead of typing it (15 languages). For voice input, just press the microphone icon next to the text box and say what you want to translate.
- Listen to your translations spoken aloud (23 languages)
- Display translations in full screen mode to make it easier for others nearby to read
- Star your favorite translations for quick access even when you’re offline
- Access your translation history even when you’re offline
- Spell out the translation of non-Latin script languages (e.g. Chinese, Japanese, etc..) in Latin characters to read it phonetically (e.g. Pinyin, Romaji)
- View additional dictionary results for single words or short phrases
Google Translate requires an iPhone or iPod touch running iOS 3 or later and is available from the App Store as a free download. Those iPhone, iPod touch or iPad users who interested can download and get additional info about Google Translate application from this link.