There are so many language translation apps for the iPhone so why should one consider yet another new one? Well, one can certainly consider iLingual which executes its translations in a somewhat comic manner. iLingual comes with a library of 400 phrases in Spanish, German, French and Arabic. What makes it unique is its ability to sound out translations through the lips of the user! Well almost. The user can take a picture of his/her lips with the iPhone and then select the same in iLingual. After that whenever the app is used to provide translation of a pre-selected phrase, it is spoken out through the animated picture of the lips on the big and clear screen of the iPhone.
Although iLingual does not have much to go for when weighed against more serious and substantial language translation apps that are already available in the app store, what steals the deal is the comic touch provided by the app which can help break the ice in a foreign land – imagine yourself traveling in a country whose language you do not know and you need to get some information from a local resident; you can approach a friendly native, select a phrase in iLingual that is relevant to your question, put it in front of your mouth and let the app do its job. It would appear weird and funny and most probably help put the native at ease. Moreover, iLingual is free so it doesn’t hurt your pocket either.