biNu: Wordnik on almost any mobile phone

by John McGrath on October 4, 2010

For all the Sturm und Drang about smartphones, most people still have what are called ‘feature phones.’ Features phones are simpler than smartphones, but many can still run basic apps.

biNu is a company specializing in this enormous if little-heralded market, and they’ve used the Wordnik API to build a dictionary and translation app optimized for basic phones. It’s been downloaded almost 300,000 times in the month since it launched, making it both Binu’s most popular app and, other than Wordnik.com itself, one of the larger sources of traffic to Wordnik’s API.

We’re super excited to see Wordnik made available across an enormous array of devices and to a worldwide audience who might not have easy access to the web. If you have a feature phone, give it a shot and let us know what you think.

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