June 25, 2009 in Reference (F)
[prMac.com] Minneapolis, Minn - Language software company Ultralingua has prepared iPhone users for Apple's changeover by releasing an update to its popular dictionary applications today. The release makes every Ultralingua translation dictionary compatible with iPhone 3.0 OS and improves speed and performance.
Loring Harrop, General Manager of Ultralingua, comments: "It was clear to us that the update to 3.0 called for developers to meet compatibility needs - but we used the update to do much more. Ultralingua 1.2 brings speed and performance improvements, search-as-you-type functionality, and additions to many of our data sets. We are seeing a very positive response already from our iPhone dictionary fans."
Search-as-you-type functions increase usability of dictionary software dramatically. Language learners unsure of spelling simply enter the beginning of the word - Ultralingua suggests possible matches as they enter text. This allows the translation software users to find what they are looking for much more easily.
The search function isn't the only improvement to the iPhone dictionary software. It comes with a updated language databases for several dictionaries, which is vital in the dictionary app market. Improvements were made to English Definitions & Thesaurus, German-English, Spanish-English, French-English, Portuguese-English, German-French and Italian-French.
Harrop continues, "Language is constantly evolving. Users deserve dictionary apps which reflect the need for timely data. Our authors suggest additions to our language data regularly - keeping our up to 250,000-word dictionaries current with the latest definitions, slang, idioms, and technical terms. Ultralingua sets itself apart by having our finger on the pulse of language. Users know they can count on us to be a current and evolving source of reliable definitions, translations, and more."
Ultralingua is reducing the price of its dictionary apps in conjunction with with Apple's $99 iPhone deal and the launch of iPhone 3.0 OS. The reduced price will be available from June 19-30.
iPhone users can visit the Ultralingua website and click the App Store icon to get Ultralingua Dictionary 1.2 for iPhone. Since no internet connection is required to use the application, even iPhone and iPod users without expensive 3G data plans can use Ultralingua dictionaries when they need them.
Apple now indicates in the app store which products are "iPhone 3.0 Tested" - it is important that users look for this message before purchasing new apps on the iPhone. Minimum system requirements for Ultralinuga iPhone Dictionaries is the 2.2.1 OS.
Ultralingua, Inc. was founded in 1997, with a mission to develop high-quality language tools for the business, education, and travel markets. What started as a French Dictionary for the Mac platform has turned into a leading provider of software and web-based dictionaries and language tools. Ultralingua users live in over 90 countries worldwide. Our products are used by HarperCollins, the Government of Canada, the UN, the Peace Corps. Ultralingua's dictionaries are compiled by a team of language professionals, including linguists, university professors, and professional translators. Copyright 1997-2009 Ultralingua, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.