SpanishDict Mobile

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I have no idea if this has been previously addressed or not, so I apologize for any inconvenience. But, I own a Windows Mobile phone, and I was thinking that it would be wonderful if SpanishDict.com could create a mobile version of their website. I realize that not all functions and features could be converted; when I'm on the go, I can do without the videos and flashcards. But it would be great to have a pocket Spanish reference site at my fingertips; it could contain the reference categories, conjugation, translation, dictionary, and maybe even the forum. Just a thought.
What does everyone else think? Is it a dumb idea'

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updated MAY 16, 2009
posted by Rosalina

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I don't know about cost or the time it would take to set it up but personally I love the idea. I would use it for work frequently. It is unrealistic to access the website from my phone and use the dictionary as it is now. That is just my opinion and I don't know how many others could use this feature regularly........

updated MAY 16, 2009
posted by NicoLoca
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I don't understand the money factor. I myself have dabbled in HTML and PHP, and I feel that I know enough that I could do something along those lines. My idea would be a subdomain (mobile.spanishdict.com), and you wouldn't really have to modify the entire program. The server which they already have could house both versions. A mobile version doesn't seem like it would take up too much space to me, but maybe my logic is off. All they really have to do is duplicate some of the features and simplify the coding so that the tables and/or div layers would be more like liquid and fit to the page when scaled down to a smaller resolution.

updated MAY 16, 2009
posted by Rosalina
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I have a Blackberry Curve and I frequently go to spanishdict.com for definitions or translations when needed. I can also read the forum, but all of it is fairly slow. A mobile version would be faster and the format would more easily fit the screen, but as Zoltan said, would enough people use it to justify the cost and the labor.

There may be 80,000 people signed up for spanishdict.com, but how many actually use it after they sign up'

updated MAY 16, 2009
posted by john20
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What does everyone else think? Is it a dumb idea?
It boils down whether it is to practical and cost effective or not. It would be expensive to modify the existing program and to house it on a server. So, the question is - how many people are interested in this and how often would they use it.
I am just a user here, so the above statement is just my opinion.

updated MAY 16, 2009
posted by Zoltán