This iOS 8 keyboard translates your texts into other languages as you type

This iOS 8 keyboard translates your texts into other languages as you type

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Yup, it's basically a universal translator. Photo: Slated

From Klingon to GIF-based keyboards, we’re seeing some really interesting examples of new third-party keyboards with iOS 8.

Here’s a particularly exciting one, though: a keyboard which translates messages into other languages as you type. It does the opposite, too, which means that if you receive a text message in say, French, it can instantly translate it into English, or your choice of language. Neat, right?

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The Slated app can perform translations between 81 different languages, and shows your translated sentence in real time as you type. It also looks a whole lot like the regular iOS keyboard you’re used to, which makes it a perfect pick-up-and-go tool.

Currently the app costs $2.99, although it’s set to increase to a regular price of $4.99 eventually. While Slated may not quite be the first third-party keyboard to carry out this nifty feature, it’s definitely one of the best-designed so far, and something that would be great to see Apple incorporate as standard into future versions of iOS.

Via: TechCrunch