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Vocre, a voice and text translator that won audience choice in TechCrunch's Disrupt, came to Android today, bringing with it a promising challenger to Google's own Translate app and a "tabletop UI" meant specifically for extended conversations with those on either side of the language barrier.

As shown in the video above, Vocre's interface is exceedingly simple. Users need only select languages and genders, then record their message, check for accuracy, and let the app do the rest. Vocre, for those curious, uses Nuance services to translate your words as a text string, returning results (with pretty reliable accuracy) in the desired language.

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Vocre carries a $2.99 price tag, but if you're looking for a Translate alternative that breaks down the language barrier with a slick, easy-to-grasp interface, it's worth checking out. Just hit the widget below.

Via TechCrunch

Liam Spradlin
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  • Mapekz

    TLDW: this app gets you friend zoned hard.

  • http://twitter.com/IamPeePay Tomáš Petrík

    I wonder what the app really said to the Asian taxi driver :D

    • Bruce

      It's a correct translation.

      • http://twitter.com/IamPeePay Tomáš Petrík

        Okay then.

  • Darius Burbidge

    Just bought the app and it seems to work fairly well; translations are done within a few seconds and are pretty accurate. Like most voice apps pronunciation is key and, at times, hit or miss. If you try speaking before it goes *beep* it will never stop "processing" and won't recognize what you said.

    Not mentioned in the article is the fact that not all languages yet support multiple genders. For example, Arabic is male only for the moment. On the interface front, things are still somewhat sluggish (Galaxy Nexus) and hitting the back button will take you out of the app rather than take you to the main menu and it doesn't ask for confirmation if you want to exit it.

    Obviously still a work in progress, this app has some promising technology and I would tentatively recommend for those people that need a quick and fairly accurate translator.