About three years ago on Blogos, I wrote about the Visual Quest Word Lens app. I wrote that “there was a lot more than meets the eye” to the app. I also speculated what could happen if the app offered connectivity and was integrated with other platforms.
All I can say is “wow!”. I was totally knocked out when using Word Lens this way. But beyond that, now that I have begun to formulate emerging use cases, I’m really excited by more immediate practicalities. An augmented reality (AR) translation app and wearable technology is a natural fit. This combination offers a lot of value in the enterprise as well as for personal use, perhaps even more so.
So, expect to see a lot more integrations of translation tools and wearable platform options discussed, but also coming to life in code, in 2014. As I also predicted earlier on Blogos, you can also expect wearables to appear on the localization conference circuit from now on. With submissions coming from me, for example.
Watch this space…