Wiktionary Launches Android App – Free Dictionary In Over 150 Languages
Wiktionary needs no introduction, and I won’t be giving one (gearing up for the Windows Phone Summit, grabbing a cappuccino and making myself a pizza, so, no time!). They just launched an Android app, and like all things Wikipedia (Wiktionary is a sister project of Wikipedia), it’s free.
Available in over 150 languages, you can save articles in the Wiktionary app for Android, to read later. It’s a wonderful feature to have, because constant connectivity is not always possible. Not just that, you can read the articles in the said 150+ languages, and even listen to word pronunciations. Pretty good.
Here’s the official presser, in case you have some time to while away -
- Read Wiktionary in over 150 languages
- Share pages with friends
- Listen to word pronunciations
- Save your favorite pages
- Read the Word of the Day
- … and more!
Expanding the reach of Wikimedia projects on Android is an important contribution to spreading free knowledge globally. And this is a great example of the motto, “Fork our code, reach millions, and help educate the world!”
A volunteer development effort, the Wiktionary App was developed in collaboration withUndergraduate Capstone Open Source Projects. Four Canadian undergraduate Computer Science students built the app as volunteers, using the code of the existing Wikipedia App, and adding additional features for Wiktionary.
We’re excited to release this app and get Wiktionary into the hands of more mobile users. We hope you are as excited as we are!
Patrick Hayes, Volunteer