Visual translation app Waygo launches on Android

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By Brandy Shaul Comment

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Visual translation app Waygo is now available on Android devices, allowing users to translate Chinese and Japanese characters into English text. Previously released on iOS, the app is recommended for both language learners and tourists / travelers, as it aims to allow users to experience Chinese and Japanese culture “just like a local.” The app can be used to translate Chinese and Japanese characters without an internet connection.

Both the Android and iOS versions of Waygo offer the ability to translate single or multiple lines of text into English using a device’s camera. In addition, the app offers an improved dictionary and image focusing, as well as an improvement in overall translation quality, including numbers.

“The goal with Waygo is to make translating quick and easy for even the most challenging of languages to learn,” said Ryan Rogowski, CEO and co-founder of Waygo. “We believe everyone should be able to confidently travel anywhere in the world without language barriers. By creating this instant and accurate off-line service, people can go like a local and spend less time worrying about communication. For those who choose to learn the language, we want Waygo to be the best resource for mastering the language.”

The upgraded version of Waygo is now available to download on iOS and Android. The app offers a free trial with 10 free translations per day, or a “one week use” license for $1.99. A lifetime usage license can be purchased for $6.99.  Check back soon to follow Waygo on AppData, our tracking service for mobile and social apps and developers.