Use Rikai Browser to handle your J-E translation on iPad!


Remember Tim bringing up that iPhone study app a few months back? Well, the team at Long Weekend is back with a new app for the iPad called Rikai Browser, which will feature a built-in Japanese-to-English touch dictionary.

If you're looking to browse the web in Japanese, then this app will be your best bet -- it brings the hover-over goodness of Rikai-chan, a must-have Firefox plugin, to a whole new browser that works with the iPad. It runs a bit like Safari, being built on WebKit and all, and is available for free over on the iTunes store.

We're pretty interested in this, and will be doing a little playing around with it ourselves, but in the meantime, be sure to give the app a shot for yourself and check out Long Weekend's website!

TOKYO - July 20th 2010 - Browsing websites in Japanese just became easy for Apple iPad owners. Rikai Browser, a free web browser with a built-in Japanese-to-English dictionary accessible with a touch, is now available on the App Store.

Long Weekend LLC, developers of the study tool Japanese Flash, created Rikai Browser to because there was no good way to read Japanese on the iPad if you didn’t read fluently. As fans of the popular Firefox plugin “Rikaichan”, the Rikai Browser was designed to bring that level of simplicity to reading Japanese on the iPad.

“When you’re reading a Japanese website, you tend to stop every time you encounter an unknown word or kanji - not very motivating or fun.  Rikai Browser looks up Japanese words almost instantly, so you can just keep learning while you read,” said Mark Makdad, one of Long Weekend’s founders.

The application is a fully-functional web browser, complete with history, bookmarks, and navigation buttons. It also keeps a word history of searched words for later reference.  It can be downloaded free at http://itunes.apple.com/app/rikai-browser-for-ipad-read/id380853144?mt=8.

Long Weekend LLC (http://longweekendmobile.com/) is a software development company focused on creating valuable and long-lasting user experiences on mobile devices.

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