Word Lens, the sometimes jittery but generally impressive visual language translator, is getting in the Olympic spirit. For a limited time, the language packs—which are acquired via in-app purchases to unlock full translation support—are being offered for $2.99 per pack, which is $2 off the normal price of $4.99. Huzzah!

It comes at a particularly poignant time. As the Olympic games get underway and the world remembers there's more that the nations of earth do together than wage war and make gadgets, Word Lens can be helpful in breaking down the language barrier and acting as a catalyst for that type of international camaraderie.

Or maybe I'm just a bit of a romantic and it's an app that's running a sale. But hey, why not indulge the spirit of international brotherhood a bit?

Eric Ravenscraft
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  • 11001001

    It's like a Universal Translator from Star Trek.

  • David Becker

    The last time I tried this it did not work well at all. Have things changed much?

  • http://twitter.com/Xeratun Xeratun

    I wonder how long it will be before Google integrates this and its a standard Android feature.

  • Kristofer Borgström

    Impressive, too bad it translated "the other direction" wrong. it's "la otra" not "el otro".

    minor error, but still an error.