Our world has many languages and, in a more and more globalized society, it is common for people speaking different languages to communicate. This obviously poses a problem, given that communication itself requires that both interlocutors use the same "code" (this is, language) for the conversation to go smoothly.
However, such conversations can occur using one of two methods: either the interlocutors use another language that both are fluent in, or they resort to the services of a translator. So, it is obviously important to have tools that allow such conversations to occur. There are some translation tools available, not only related to language itself but also for other purposes such as medical translation services, but they are not that useful for live conversations.
Droid Translator, a newly developed app by the Czech company Technology Improves the World, might become a nightmare for everyone working in the translating business - this app, available for Android, provides real-time translation for 29 different languages: English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Chinese Simplified, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Thai, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.
Even though Droid Translator was initially developed for Skype and other VoIP based services, it now supports phone calls, video-conferences and text messages. It is really use to use: you just have to talk your phone or tablet in your own language and, on the other end of the conversation, the app will read out loud, in the receiver's language.
One of the greatest features in this app is that it acts almost instantaneously, providing a reliable and fluent translation allowing for a normally flowing conversation. In the video below you can check how the app really works within a conversation:
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