“What’s that character? Western learners of Chinese ask this question every day,” Bradley Gardner reports for China International Business.
“Thanks to the increasing dominance of PlecoDict, however, daily life is just a little less befuddling,” Gardner reports.
“There are plenty of other computerized dictionaries out there, but Pleco’s speed, breadth, and attention to customer feedback have won it a dedicated following,” Gardner reports.
Gardner interviewed PlecoDict creator Michael Love, who said:
With the iPhone, while we’re not ready to announce anything just yet we’re very seriously considering developing a Pleco version for it. We’re not thrilled about Apple locking down distribution and charging developers a 30% commission to sell iPhone software, but we really like the platform and think it has enough potential to be worth the hefty fees. The iPod Touch is actually more exciting to us in some respects than the iPhone, since it doesn’t force you to change your cell phone carrier and can be found almost anywhere. It’s next to impossible to buy a cell-phone-less Palm or Windows Mobile handheld in many parts of the world nowadays, but the iPod Touch is all over the place, so for those people who are willing to buy a handheld just to run Pleco it would be a better option than they’ve had in quite a while.]
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Judge Bork” for the heads up.]