Bhagwad Gomandal, which is a rich source of information on Gujarati, will soon be available through a mobile application. Arnion Technologies, the group developing the application, has already put online the Bhagawat Gomandal (Gujarati encyclopaedia) and the Gujarati Lexicon, a language compendium that has scores of tools like translator and thesaurus.
The group plans to make it available across various mobile platforms, including the very basic phone with GPRS facility, in the form of an application in the next three months.
Kunal Shah, business development manager of Arnion Technologies, told The Mobile Indian: “The application will not have the data base, it will fetch the data from our servers on request, this has been done to ensure that the application is light so that it can be installed even in low cost phones with basic GPRS facility”.
He added, “It is a not for profit venture, so the user will not have to pay anything to download or use the application apart from the data charges”.
The application which will launched in the next 90 days will be available for Android, Blackberry, Symbian, iOS and Java based phones thorough various application stores like Android Market and OVI Store.
Features like Gujarati dictionaries, proverbs, and idioms will be available on the application without any charge. One can solve Gujarati crosswords, take quick quizzes and play games on all new-age smart phones.
Bhagwad Gomandal, itself has one of the largest dictionary and encyclopaedia for Gujarati language with 2.81 lakh words, 8.22 lakh meanings, spread in 9,200 pages.
The Gujarati Lexicon team is working on other interesting projects as well. After digitising Gujarat Vidyapith’s Sarth dictionary and Bhagwad Gomandal, Gujarati Lexicon presented Lok Kosh – a dictionary recording popular words in current usage. The team is also working on specialised dictionaries for medical and legal disciplines.