02 Dec 2015

Dictionary! iOS App Version 7.1.1 Released

Justin and Hampton

We’re super excited to announce that we have released our new iOS app “Dictionary! by Wordset” for both iPhone and iPad. This is a big day for us. It’s been in development for a while and we already have over 200,000 words looked up on the application every single day.

The app is a simple, offline dictionary that allows you to search the data we have here on Wordset.org for iPhone and iPad. Every edit made on this site is added into the next release of the iOS app, automatically.

Our current install base is over 500,000 users, that means that everything done on this site is being used people all over the world, often in places where internet isn’t easily accessible. In fact, a large portion of our users are in Africa, where mobile internet is extremely expensive and it really matters to people who need to reference english words.

Unlike most other dictionaries, with Dictionary! you don’t even have to know the spelling of the word you are looking up. Thanks to our “sounds-alike” algorithm, Dictionary! can figure out what you want to look up, even when you don’t know for sure. Just type in how you think a word sounds and we’ll do our best to figure out what you meant!

And if all of that is not enough, the awesome feeling of supporting the Wordset community and its mission to cultivate democratic, gender neutral dictionaries in all of the world’s most used languages comes at no additional cost.

If you want to help support Wordset, you can purchase the upgraded version and enjoy your dictionary with no ads at all!

Finally, we want to thank everyone for their contributions. You are helping to shape Wordset into the best dictionary alive. So buy the app, give yourself a big pat on the back, and carry on!
 
And yes, we’re working on an Android version right now!