Dictionary.com API Powers BOGGLE for iPad and Windows Phone 7 App

Open API Enables Word Learning Experience within Endless Range of Applications

Sep 26, 2011, 06:00 ET from Dictionary.com

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Dictionary.com (www.dictionary.com), the leading online and mobile dictionary, announced that its API (developer.dictionary.com) now powers word lookup for BOGGLE for iPad by Electronic Arts Inc., and Dictionary.com, the Official Free App for Windows Phone 7 (WP7). Users ascertain meaning, pronunciation or other information about terms on these platforms through Dictionary.com without leaving the application.  

The API, available through the API Developer Center, demonstrates how Dictionary.com is shaping the online and mobile experience by enabling developers to integrate its content and features into an endless range of applications, offering users a context-based learning experience with information "in the moment."

"BOGGLE and the Windows Phone 7 app use Dictionary.com's API to give people what they will increasingly expect from their online and mobile experience: access to information in context, without navigating away from what they're doing," said Shravan Goli, President, Dictionary.com. "As developers of an increasingly wide range of applications integrate Dictionary.com's content and features, this has the effect of personalizing the learning experience to users' habits and preferences."

Dictionary.com allows free non-commercial use of the API Developer Center, and offers its full content and features for commercial use based on revenue-share and fee-based agreements that enable developers to monetize their innovations. Dictionary.com showcases the most innovative apps powered by its API through a visual gallery and on its homepage, giving developers a tremendous boost in distribution from its enormous base of 50 million worldwide unique visitors per month.

The Dictionary.com API Developer Center addresses growing demand for dictionary-related information with universal access to Dictionary.com's content, features and functionality by empowering developers to:

  • Create compelling applications
  • Enable easy and fast integration with third-party multi-platform applications
  • Offer interactive features such as audio pronunciation (premium tier)
  • Power dictionary, thesaurus and gaming needs for mobile apps with high-quality content at minimum footprint and cost
  • Influence users to return to their site daily with popular features such as the "Word of the Day"

The API Developer Center allows developers to enhance word games, learning applications and any app utilizing words for online, mobile, eReaders and wireless environments with Dictionary.com content. Recognized as the best in the industry, Dictionary.com offers more than one million definitions, synonyms, spelling suggestions, word origins and proprietary pronunciations.

Dictionary.com is now WP7's top selling app in "Books + Reference" category, edging out Holy Bible and Wikipedia.  Users have given the app an average 4.5 star rating, with comments such as: "I would've given it ten stars if possible. Love it" and "This is an awesome app. Got word power in my hand!!!"

About Dictionary.com

Dictionary.com is the leading provider of online and mobile language reference products and services. Dictionary.com, LLC, is an IAC (NASDAQ: IACI) company and includes Dictionary.com, Thesaurus.com, WordDynamo.com and Translator, and serves an average of 50 million unique users worldwide per month (source: 2011 Quantcast data and internal mobile usage data). For more information, please visit http://content.dictionary.com.

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SOURCE Dictionary.com