Dictionary.com Announces 10 Million Mobile Downloads; New App for iPad Accelerates Mobile Growth Momentum

Apr 26, 2010, 09:00 ET from Dictionary.com

OAKLAND, Calif., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Dictionary.com (www.dictionary.com), the leading online and mobile dictionary, and a service of Ask.com, announced that it has reached the 10 million download milestone for its popular mobile products.

Every month, 50 million unique users leverage Dictionary.com online and on-the-go with mobile devices for real-time word discovery. The company's new iPad application, with 100,000 downloads to date*, and open API represent its continued commitment to make its offerings universally available through online, mobile, eReader and other wireless devices.

"We've received fantastic customer feedback regarding our popular Dictionary.com app for iPhone that was launched last April, and are thrilled to extend this experience to a new, growing user base of iPad users," said Shravan Goli, president, Dictionary.com. "Dictionary.com for iPad is a great way for people to enhance their command of language by discovering new words while on-the-go, and accessing precise definitions and audio pronunciations at the exact moment they need to."

Dictionary.com's various mobile apps for the iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry and Android, have reached 10 million downloads in little over a year—including 6.5 million for the iPhone with its over 1 million words and definitions and highly acclaimed 'word shake' feature for new words and topics. Hailed as an "Apple Staff Favorite" and the "number one iPad app for college students**," the new Dictionary.com iPad app is available at the iTunes App Store, where it is the store's top free reference app.

"Each month, with a simple tap, Dictionary.com's mobile applications enable millions of people to instantly discover word meanings that match their lifestyle needs—whether professional, academic or social," said Goli. "And, our long-standing API program has strengthened our leadership in the mobile space by enabling partners like Samsung to put the full power of Dictionary.com in their mobile and online applications."

Dictionary.com's open API powers many of its mobile applications, including those for BlackBerry and Android; and is used to create customized, white-label applications, such as the downloadable reference app Samsung includes in the Omnia II mobile phone. This robust API, available at www.dictionary.com/API, enables developers to leverage Dictionary.com's comprehensive offerings such as definitions and etymologies to enhance word games and create learning language applications and other word-related apps for online, mobile and wireless environments.

About Dictionary.com

Dictionary.com is the leading provider of online and mobile language reference products and services.  The company is an affiliate of Ask.com, the leading brand for questions and answers online. Both are wholly-owned subsidiaries of IAC (Nasdaq: IACI). Dictionary.com, LLC, includes Dictionary.com, Thesaurus.com, Reference.com and Translator, and serves an average of 50 million unique users worldwide per month (source: 2010 Quantcast data and internal mobile usage data). For more information, please visit www.dictionary.com.

*Apple iTunes Store reporting

**US News & World Report, April 14, 2010

Apple, iPhone and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. BlackBerry is a trademark of Research in Motion. Android is a trademark of Google, Inc. All other trademarks are the sole property of their respective owners.

SOURCE Dictionary.com