Waygo - Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Translator

Waygo - Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Translator

By Translate Abroad

  • Category: Travel
  • Release Date: 2012-03-10
  • Current Version: 6.17
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 52.96 MB
  • Developer: Translate Abroad
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    3.5/5 ( 366 Reviews)
  • Price:
Waygo - Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Translator App Ratings: 3.5
From 366 Reviews

Waygo - Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Translator App Description

Waygo is the award winning leader in visual translation services, your offline travel translator and dictionary app for Chinese, Japanese and Korean. Our technology allows you to hover your phone's camera over foreign text and instantly translate and read that text in English. Real customer reviews: "It was my 'Life Saver' in my trip to China..." "Using it now in Japan!. So worth the cost of unlimited translations..." "A must for travel to China..." "Happy User. Perfect! Very Useful!" Perfect for travel in China, Japan and Korea, you can instantly read text using our visual translator and learn the language. No data connection needed. Translate Chinese, Japanese or Korean into English offline when traveling in Asia. Why should I choose Waygo? - Free to download and try with all languages and features included - Instant offline OCR and translation that we built from the ground up - Chinese, Cantonese, Japanese, Kanji, Korean - Use your video camera as a visual translator or dictionary - No data connection required - Translate any menu or sign and never feel lost in translation again - See pictures of the food dish you are translating (Chinese only) - See and hear the pronunciation of the words - Simply point and translate foreign text to English - Share your translations through SMS, Facebook, Twitter and Email We have been featured repeatedly in ABC News, The New York Times, TechCrunch, The Next Web, BBC, Tech In Asia, GigaOm, Forbes, Technode, e27 and VentureBeat. This free trial is limited to 10 daily translations. Select your language from the top menu. Upgrade to unlimited translations through the in app purchases in the settings menu. Waygo Camera Translator is compatible with iOS devices running iOS 8.0 and up, as long as they have a rear-facing camera. TIPS 1. Best used on clear Chinese, Japanese and Korean text (currently does not recognize stylized fonts or handwriting) 2. Intended for use on printed text, not computer screens 3. Designed for clear menus, signs and labels, not books or complicated text 4. If the text is small, hold the phone further away and use the zoom to translate more clearly 5. If text is blurry, tap the screen to focus SUPPORTED LANGUAGES - Chinese (Simplified) to English - Chinese (Traditional) to English - Japanese to English - Korean to English - more coming soon! Go to www.WaygoApp.com/menu to try Waygo translator now on a sample Chinese menu. FOLLOW US * Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/WaygoApp * Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WaygoApp NOTE FROM THE DEVELOPERS We appreciate your feedback. Please send any questions or suggestions to feedback@waygoapp.com

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App Reviews

  • Look elsewhere- not any good

    By RZCosmica
    I bought this app for a trip to China and Japan. It was completely useless. I would center the characters right within the orange brackets and the app would tell me there wasn’t any text. This was such a waste.
  • Not quite there

    By metrowestmom
    I cannot recommend this app. I paid for the complete app, but it is too frustrating to use. If you hover over a line, it takes too long to make up its mind to tell you what it is. It picks up part of the phrase, so that can be different in meaning. Traveling to China, can’t imagine this will be helpful if I have to hover for 60 seconds.
  • Must have app in China

    By my apple itunes nickname
    Can’t use Chinese apps without this. All I do is screenshot and import into Waygo if I don’t know what to do. Problem solved!
  • Not working for Japanese language

    By AnuenueOTeRai
    I just went on a trip to Japan and though this app would help but it disn’t. I tried it many time to translate menus and sentences but it would translate in something totally different. For exemple I wanted to translate a brochure about the city of Kyoto and it would translate “fatty tuna”. It is so off. Very disappointing for Japanese language anyway.
  • Absolutely useless.

    By ;45/3)
    I’ve tried this app on 2 different occasions, months apart and both times it only translates one to two words in a line of text. And then I get a box asking if I want to upgrade. No. If it can’t translate 2 lines of a clothing label, how could it ever translate a menu as the professional ad has it seem. Makes me question if the highly positive feedback is self-promotion. After trying the app, that’s what it looks like.
  • Paid app performs poorly

    By Wbathome
    Paid for the app, but worked worse than free google translate (had to use vpn in China though).
  • Works very well

    By Canmaine
    A little trouble with handwritten or dark background but really very useful
  • So valuable!

    By artsiecook
    I spent 5 weeks in China and this was life changing. I was able read menus which was the most fun and entertaining. With all the choices in every restaurant large or small, i was able to try all the things i wanted! I read menus like novels so it was incredible! It was great for reading train tickets, signage and descriptions. I brought back ingredients and have been able to translate the packaging and recipes in Asian grocery stores here in the US!
  • Don’t buy!

    By Thisappsucksballs:/
    This app is absolute trash! I bought the paid version and none of the translations are correct. Doesn’t recognize the majority of characters and translates every other word into ‘tuna’ or ‘salmon’ when they are not even fish or food items. Do not waste your money on this terrible attempt at an app!!
  • Don't use for Japanese

    By Heeyaa
    I was too desperate to find a translator in Tokyo and made the mistake of wasting $6.99 on this useless inferior quality crap before discovering one minute later that Google Translate does it ten times better and for free. If I could just get my $6.99 back I would erase this review, but no refunds exist - conveniently for them I suppose. Make sure your software works before selling it!