A couple of days ago on the Google Blog a couple of new accessibility apps were mentioned as being a limited beta gradually rolling out to worldwide users. Well, evidently it’s not so limited.
If you’ve got a hard of hearing loved one with an Android, Live Transcribe can take what you’re saying pretty much real time and translate it into easily readable text.
There’s also a sound amplifier which I couldn’t test as it’s currently incompatible with all my devices, but it appears it functions similarly to some earbuds I have with audio amp, clarification, etc.
Live Transcribe is fairly straightforward, but due to the enforced security policy I couldn’t take a screenshot of anything or record the screen and show how it’s doing a really good job in a fairly noisy environment catching what I say.
These are two pretty neat and useful apps I expect will be discontinued about five months in and folded into Google’s translate program, which I expect to be renamed.