Dictionary.com Mobile Apps Surpass 100 Million Downloads

Six Years Later, Top-Rated Reference App Drives Growth, Loyal User Base

Jul 22, 2015, 08:00 ET from Dictionary.com

OAKLAND, Calif., July 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Dictionary.com, the leading online and mobile resource for everything word related, today announced its apps have surpassed 100 million downloads across all mobile platforms. Available on all mobile devices, Dictionary.com apps deliver more than two million word definitions and offer the popular Word of the Day feature, as well as synonyms, pronunciations, and example sentences — all easily accessed from a smartphone, smartwatch or tablet.

Since launching its flagship app in 2009, Dictionary.com has worked closely with both Apple and Android to take advantage of new and improved mobile platforms and devices, such as Jelly Bean, the iPad, Apple Watch, and many others. The team has also collaborated with Amazon over the years to ensure that the Dictionary.com experience is fine-tuned for the Kindle Fire platform.

"Hitting 100 million downloads is a huge testament to the endurance of our brand and the value we provide," said Liz McMillan, chief executive officer of Dictionary.com. "The Internet and mobile technology have redefined the concept of dictionaries, which are no longer experienced as static books, but as dynamic, interactive resources that can be accessed anytime, anywhere. As the world's first digitally native dictionary, Dictionary.com has always been at the nexus of this evolution."

As one of the world's first dictionary apps, Dictionary.com has built a strong user base on both the iOS and Android platforms, leading the iOS reference category rankings in app stores alongside Google and the Bible. Its app suite has maintained a 4-star rating over the years, consistently featured as the first dictionary product download in the Apple Store. The company continues to evolve its app suite to deliver new value beyond the ability to look up the definition of words. Its mobile experience now includes unique editorial content and features, such as Word of the Day (which reaches 17 million people daily through the app), quizzes, daily word facts, grammar tips, trending words, and language news. In addition, app users can access synonyms, audio pronunciations, and etymologies, as well as save and share words.

Dictionary.com's app suite is available for Android, Amazon, and iOS devices, including the Apple Watch. For more information on Dictionary.com's suite of mobile apps, please visit: http://dictionary.reference.com/apps 

About Dictionary.com
Dictionary.com, an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI), is the world's leading, definitive online and mobile resource for everything word related. We provide tens of millions of global monthly users with reliable access to millions of definitions, synonyms, audio pronunciations, example sentences, translations and spelling help through our services at Dictionary.com, Thesaurus.com. Our leading mobile applications for reference and education have been downloaded more than 100 million times.


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