Google announced today the release of its Translate app for the iPhone. The app translates spoken or typed input in 15 languages to more than 50 languages. Google had previously made its free translation service available as an HTML5 web app for iPhone users and the new native iOS app includes all of the features available in that web version along with many more.
The app’s feature list includes the following:
- Translate text between 57 languages
- Translate by speaking the text instead of typing it (15 languages)
- 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 is free and available now in the App Stores in all countries.