A Screenshot with some of the new languages available in BabelDroid 2.0.
Prospero is a Business Card Reader and a generic OCR tool.
Prospero will try to get as many details from business cards as it can, and it understands umlauts for many languages, which you can install for free.
Iif you have Babeldroid installed, you can scan arbitrary text and send it as sms, copy it to the clipboard, search for it etc., see below (the post on BabelDroid 2.0).
The business card reader feature will work for 7 days in the free Trial, but the BabelDroid integration for generic OCR will continue to work afterwards!
That means it’s worth installing and keeping the Trial, it won’t just sit there occupying space.
Prospero is a first release now, but it will grow a bit over time.
It also serves as my tip jar for BabelDroid, and can be bought for ~ USD 4 / EUR 3.20.
After a lot of feedback, I have finally managed to update BabelDroid.
It still does not listen to anything but English - sorry, I rely on Google for the heavy lifting, and Google does not support “free-form” voice recognition in languages other than English yet.
The new features:
Support for output in Afrikaans, Czech, Danish, Dutch, German, Greek (Modern), English (sic!), Finnish, French, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Macedonian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tamil, Turkish, Vietnamese, Welsh.
Repeat and Speed buttons.
Scan text with my other app, Prospero. You’ll only need the free Trial for that, and the scans will continue to work after the Trial has ended. You only need the full Prospero version if you want to scan business cards directly into your contacts.
Copy input or output to the clipboard, search for it on the web via Google, in Google Maps or in Wikipedia.
Send input or output as SMS.
BabelDroid needs TTS Extended (Text To Speech Extended) in order to output so many languages. In some cases or on some phones, there may be not enough space left on the device.
For these cases, BabelDroid Classic is available with all the new features, but only Spanish, Italian, French, German and English output.
Just when I thought I’d be the first to release a translation app for Android, Google showed a prototype… yesterday.
Never mind, the Beta is ready and if you want to talk into your phone in English and get German, French, Spanish or Italian out - you can give it a try.
Results are surprisingly accurate or outright funny with everything in between.
The app should work on Android 1.6 phones with English locale.
You can get it on the Android Market now.