Yahoo! Maktoob Launches Its First iPhone App: An Arabic/English Free Dictionary

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 Yahoo! Maktoob Launches Its First iPhone App: An Arabic/English Free Dictionary

Yahoo Maktoob logo web Yahoo! Maktoob Launches Its First iPhone App: An Arabic/English Free Dictionary

Update: Look at the end of the post.

Yahoo’s acquired Maktoob has launched its first application for the iPhone called “Maktoob Dictionary.”

Maktoob Dictionary is a text translation app from English to Arabic and vice versa, it has around 160,000 Arabic and English words and phrases and enables you to bookmark words.

Maktoob Dictionary iPhone Translation App

The app also comes with “word of the day” along with its meaning and does not need Internet connection unlike the revolutionary iPhone app “Arabic Language Buddy” from Sakhr which needs Internet connection to translate speech-to-speech Arabic to English and vice versa.

Maktoob’s app is compatible with iPhone Os 3.1 or later and available for free download here.

If you downloaded the free app, you can share your experience via commenting here, as I do not have an iPhone, however I will be using laster my friends iPhone to test it along with Arabic Language Buddy and update you  on AC.

Update: Maktoob Dictionary was developed for Maktoob by iPhoneIslam before Yahoo’s acquisition. iPhoneIslam is founded by Tarek Mansour a 33 Years old man from Cairo, Egypt. The startup specializes in developing iPhone Applications and was the first one to Arabize iPhone.

(via Samih Toukan Maktoob cofounder’s Tweet)

PS: By the way I knew that Maktoob was working on an iPhone app since I saw their job posting asking for an iPhone developer.

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Tarek is the founder and chief researcher at Youngberry, a youth research and marketing firm dedicated to the region. Tarek founded interactiveME.com and previously worked as Manager at Flip Media (Interactive Agency), Bayt.com (Job Site) and Consulting House Qatar (Consulting firm). He is researcher and writer on internet & disruptive innovation, entrepreneurship, and youth culture.