It seems Google has dedicated its product updates for iPhone for the currently running week. Yesterday, it brought the time saving Priority Inbox for the proud owners of iPhone and iPod Touch. Today, it has rolled out Google Translate app for the iPhone and iPod Touch users.
The big question is what feature set does it bring? Does it have the same characteristics as the one we had our disposal with the Google Translate’s web app which has existed since 2008 or does it have a few new features to attract the iDevice audience? Luckily for you it’s the former case. The new features that you will get with Google Translate app are:
- Speak to translate – The new app accepts voice input for 15 languages, and—just like the web app—you can translate a word or phrase into one of more than 50 languages.
- Listen to your translations – Listen to your translations spoken out loud in one of 23 different languages.
- Full-screen mode – Easily enlarge the translated text to full-screen size. This option will enable you to read the text on the screen, or show the translation to the person you are communicating with. Just tap on the zoom icon to quickly zoom in.
The other features include the ability to view dictionary results for single words, access your starred translations and translation history even when offline and so on.
The app will work on iPod and iPhone running iOS 3 and above.