First things first. It is only fair to inform you that English Swahili Dictionary - Lite is NOT a dictionary app. After a few moments of tinkering with the interface, it dawned on me that in fact this is a totally different kind of app. The title bar reads "English Translator". Well, that's funny because English Swahili Dictionary doesn't even translate.
Here we have a quiz application. Yes, the only thing this app does is display simple language quizzes. To do that, set the second combo box to level 1 or 2 and click on New. The bottom text bar will display a word in either Swahili or English, depending on the setting, and three or five answers in the larger area, depending on the level. Clicking on the right one will give you 10 points, while a wrong one will consume a life. You have 10 life points, so make the most of it.
There is nothing else going on with English Swahili Dictionary. I must confess that I found some of the answers to be quite amusing. I would have liked an online feature where you could compare your score to others. But I guess that this being a simple Java application, you could just play and compare scores with your roommates.
- Simple language quiz
- 2 Difficulty levels
- English to Swahili and Swahili to English
I cannot fathom why the developer used such a misleading title. Well, I guess that's not a big deal anyway. The app fails to load a new question after switching languages sometimes. But other than that, it works fairly well.