Just downloaded Word Lens for the iPhone, and although its not perfect, it does an OK job on my Spanish paperwork.

Word Lens, a new augmented reality app, has just landed on the app store that visually translates written words on signs in real-time.

The app is a meld of Translate and Goggles and we have to say that after being initially dubious of the promo video, the app actually works.

Here’s a before and after shot on a close up of a Spanish water bill.
IMG 0453 764x1024 Word Lens demo: Translating Spanish Bills
IMG 04521 Word Lens demo: Translating Spanish Bills

Cant wait to try it out when I next visit .

Word Lens has been created by Visual Quest. While it is free, there is a $4.99 (£3.20) in-app store purchase for the language packs.

Currently there is only the option to change Spanish to English or English to Spanish. So if you want to learn your ‘por favour’ from your ‘buenos días’ then this is the app for you.