Translate Words and Phrases on Your iPhone

Posted by Mike Brittain on April 27, 2008
Apple, Mobile, WWW

Screen shot of iPhone TranslatorI’ve been working on learning Japanese over the last two years, and have been making a better stab at it recently. What I realized would be helpful is a quick translation tool on my phone from English to Japanese. I tried whipping one up with the Google Language API.

Try out this iPhone Translator in your browser or on your iPhone.

  1. Open http://m.mikebrittain.com/tr in your iPhone.
  2. Select a combination of languages you want to translate between, e.g. from English to Japanese.
  3. Bookmark the translation page for quick access when your out on the run.

I have a trip planned to Vienna later this year, and it would be really nice to have a quick German to English translation tool on hand. This would be promising if only I had an international data plan.

Other supported languages include Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, and Chinese.

Please try it out and leave feedback in the comments section below.

(Thanks to DryIcons for the icon I’m using on the site for iPhone and iPod Touch home screens.)

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5 Comments to Translate Words and Phrases on Your iPhone

  • Hi, thanks for the great application i definitely find it very useful especially for non-native speakers. However, the reason I’m posting this its because i just wanna let you know that the word Portuguese is misspelled on the website. thank you

    -felipe

  • I didn’t write the actual translator, just the iPhone interface around it. As more support is made available in Google’s Language API, I’ll include it in the app.

  • Better and more useful than all Language Apps available in the App Store..

    Thx and keep it up with the good work!