NEWEST: Now Shipping: Version 1.5.5 (6/25/15)
Hawai‘i Developer Coconut Info has released the very latest version of the Touch Hawaiian Pocket Dictionary
for iPhone®, iPod®, and iPad® and iOS in the iTunes® App Store. Fully tested for iOS 8… a comprehensive piece of work that’s full of interesting facts and reference.
Packed with encyclopedic references, this Hawaiian Dictionary features live searching in English or Hawaiian. Searching with the macron and the glottal stop enabled. Tip: If you are going to search in Hawaiian you need to know how to spell in Hawaiian.
More of a browsing encyclopedia rich in content; if you are looking for a simple single word look-up you’ll find way more than that here.
The database is large and search results change as you type. With Live Search you just start typing a few characters in the search bar and stand back and behold! (No need to type in the entire word or phrase you are looking for.)
Imagine also… you can search by subject. Type in a term, such as "hula," or "fish," or "endangered" or "anatomy" and get all the entries on that particular subject search instantly.
Truncate searches if you wish. EXAMPLE: If you want to search for a query like "cave" and do not want "cavern" returned, throw a space in after "cave ". (You can also add a space before your input string to help narrow your search.)
Remember to single tap the status bar to jump scroll to the top. From the top you can search again.
You can search in Hawaiian or English, all from the same search field. Dismiss the keyboard by tapping the "Search" button or the "Cancel" button on the search bar.
For pronunciation try to remember to sound every letter of Hawaiian individually. A is "uh" as in above or "ah" as in father,
E is "eh" as in bed (soft) or "ay" as in they,
I is "ee" as in police,
O is "oh" as in vote,
U is "oo" as in true. The glottal stop (‘okina) is an interruption as in "oh-oh."
To search with a macron (kahakō) over a vowel in Hawaiian tap and hold down the vowel on the iPhone keyboard until the accent options pop-up, including the macron.
To search with an ‘okina (‘u‘ina) over a vowel in Hawaiian tap and hold the apostrophe on the iPhone keyboard and the ‘okina will pop-up, as well as other options for the apostrophe.
Use Accessibility and Voice Over and have the definitions read to you.
Over half a million characters in this database. Take time to learn how to use the App for maximum pleasure.
Enjoy and know we are constantly working on IT; the database AND the interface!
Coconut Info Software & Publishing
Making software in Hawai‘i in the shade since 1986