Retina for iPhone Provides Color Information to Color-blind People

“Augmented Reality” has been a popular catch phrase for the past couple of months. And, although the developer of this 99 cent iPhone app calls it an Augmented Reality app, I’m going to call…

Retina 1.0 (iTunes App Store)

…a “Reality Translation” app. Its purpose is to help color-blind people identify colors in the world around them. Its operation looks simple enough: Point the iPhone at an object. It places a color wheel on the iPhone’s screen and tells you what color is interpreted to be in that focus area.

It provides colors in English or German.