Google Translate iPhone App. Translate Your Voice And Text.

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by Bryan McDonald on February 9, 2011

Google has released the Google Translate app for the iPhone.  The app not only translates text between 57 languages but will accept voice input for 15 languages.

Back in August 2008, we launched a Google Translate HTML5 web app for iPhone users. Today, the official Google Translate for iPhone app is available for download from the App Store. The new app has all of the features of the web app, plus some significant new additions designed to improve your overall translation experience. via Google

Hands on with Google Translate for the iPhone

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When you launch the app, you can either type in text that you want translated


Or speak and the app will translate your voice.


The app will then show you the text that it translated at the top of the screen and the translation at the bottom of the screen.


You can easily switch between languages.  The app will translate 57 languages by text and 15 languages by voice.


The app is free and available for both the iPhone and Android phones.

Download the iPhone app here: iTunes Link

Download the Android app here: Android Market Link

The android app appears to also have a “conversation mode” that would  be helpful if you were talking to someone that did not speak your language.

There is even a Google Translate for Animals.

Quest Visual, Inc also has a translation app for the iPhone.  The app will translate text in real time.  The app is absolutely amazing.  Check out the video below.

There is a free version of World Lens but you will have to pay $9.99 for the Spanish to English or English to Spanish translations. iTunes Link.

Translate text and documents on the web allows you to translate a large portion of text, a website, or a document.

Bottom Line

The translate app is going to be very useful to many real estate professionals.  Not only will be the app be helpful, could be very useful if you need to translate a sales contract or create a real estate flyer in another language.

As a real estate appraiser, I occasional deal with homeowners or tenants that speak a different language.  The Google Translate app will make my job easier in situations like this.

Do you ever deal with clients, homeowners, or tenants that don’t speak your language?


Ryan Lundquist February 10, 2011 at 11:04 am

I have this app on my Android too. It’s amazing to see the speech to translation take place. I am careful with translation tools though because I’ve learned the hard way. I used to have a translation tool on my neighborhood website years ago, but I took it down after learning that the Spanish translation communicated, “neighborhood for white residents” instead of “White Rock neighborhood”. Opps. :)

Profile photo of Bryan McDonald Bryan McDonald February 10, 2011 at 11:58 am

Good to know you like the translation Android app. Wow, I can see how you have to be careful with some translations!

Ryan Lundquist February 10, 2011 at 12:01 pm

Yeah, you’ve got that right. It’s hard work to bring people together in a neighborhood as it is, so the chosen method of communication needs to make sure to really communicate the right thing. :)

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