This application is based on the Euskeraz ikasi dictionary by Iker Etxebarria, which is based on the collaborative dictionary significadode.org. I find this dictionary ideal for studying the meaning of words because it is very concise, although it has got serious lacks of commonly used words. If I need detailed information about the use of a word, I usually use the dictionary from Elhuyar Foundation. The application by Iker is available for Android, IOS and an extension of Google Chrome and it is a little gem for anyone who is learning Basque. As I am in that process, Euskeraz ikasi has became the application I use most in my mobile and, although the application has three applications, I only use the dictionary and this way, when I read a book in Basque I have the application open to search for the words I do not know.
It was because of its frequent use that the limitations and inconveniences appeared, what made me consider to make a new version of the Euskeraz ikasi dictionary, with a better approach to my own needs and in order to learn something else about the developing of webs for mobiles. I think I can summarize in four points the main needs appeared with the use of the dictionary:
- Improve the experience of the application’s user. Version 1
- Add words to a list of favorites for further study. Version 2, Version 2.1 for Android
- Integrate the dictionary with the Elhuyar’s one and meet the main lacks of significadode.org with a setting of database editing.
- Customization of the application use and creation of a web for the improvement of the dictionary by users.