October 27, 2011 in Reference (E)
[prMac.com] Falkensee, Germany - Linguatec Sprachtechnologien GmbH today is pleased to announce the release of their new app SmartDict Dictionary English for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. SmartDict Dictionary English is not only a translation tool, but may be used to enhance the vocabulary of an individual or serve as a reference guide - even for native speakers of the English language.
In a nutshell:
* App-Introduction: SmartDict Dictionary English
* Linguatec-App for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
* More than 350,000 words and phrases
* 9,000 illustrative photos
* Works completely offline
* Translates words into more than 100 languages
* Price: For one week $0.99 instead of $1.99
Classical dictionaries are quiet brief when explaining or translating a word: To blame is the lack of space when printing on paper. The digital world however offers vast amounts of space. The language experts at Linguatec saw their chance to present the ultimate dictionary.
SmartDict Dictionary English - an app that collects more than 350,000 words and phrases of the English language in an offline database. The information it contains may be used anywhere in the world - even without an internet connection. Especially abroad, where the app would be used more intensively, high roaming charges could accumulate.
SmartDict Dictionary English distinguish itself from ordinary dictionaries by offering an extensive amount of benefits when addressing each single word. After the user selects an English word from the alphabetical list of suggestions or one that was found through the search, the app offers amongst other things the following information appropriate for the term:
* Display of illustrative photo (9,000 on file)
* Description of word type and article
* Illustration of hyphenation
* Information regarding grammar and style
* Correct pronunciation according to IPA and SAMPA
* List of various meanings for a word
* Identification of appropriate synonyms and antonyms
* Detailed inflection chart
* Examples of the correct application of a word
* Typical word combinations from everyday life
* Generic and sub terms
* Derived terms
* Diminutive terms
* Information about the origin of a word
* Translation of a word into more than 100 languages
The app SmartDict Dictionary English distinguishes itself not only through its detailed word introduction, but also by applying a special operating concept. It has the capability to fade out individual elements from the page. If somebody has no interest in hyphenation or the spoken language for example, this may be hidden.
Additionally the app features a tool view that can be opened through a simple tap. It allows the user to establish a favorite list, so that important words may be accessed easily at a later point in time. Furthermore it has the ability to store personal notes, change the font size and run a word or online image search. The sidebar also offers the option of changing the interface of the app by selecting one of the nine featured skins.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 227 MB
Pricing and Availability:
For a limited time, SmartDict Dictionary English 2.1 is offered at the introductory price of $0.99 USD (normally priced at $1.99), or equivalent amount in other currencies, and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Reference category. SmartDict Dictionary is also available for Spanish and German. These two apps are also being offered at a special price of just $0.99 for one week. Journalists that would like to test the program, simply ask Presseburo Typemania for a promotional code. It allows them to obtain and test the app free of charge.
Linguatec, is the leading provider of language-technology software for office use in Germany and the only company to have won the European Information Technology Prize three times. The activities of the language technology specialists concentrate on three language technology sections which can be presented as a language technology triangle: Automatic Translation, Voice Output and Speech Recognition. Clients profit from their know-how in the area of linguistic technologies now also for iPhone and other Apple products. Copyright (C) 2011 Linguatec. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.