This Translation App Works With Japanese Public Announcements

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Aug 5, 2016
References: itunes.apple & bbc
Omotenashi Guide is an innovative new smartphone translation app that is designed to make it easier than ever for people navigating Japan's advanced but complicated subway system to understand loudspeaker announcements made in Japanese.

The app, which is currently available to download for free through the Apple App store, is capable of converting audio inputs into text in several languages including English, Spanish and Korean. The app can even translate audio announcements into Japanese text, something which could be of great use to people suffering from hearing impairments or indeed anyone having a hard time hearing an announcement due to loudness in the area.

This translation app is a brilliant way to make life easier for tourists, and is something that could inspire adoption in other parts of the world where navigation is complicated due to a language barrier.