Word Booster: the making of the Oxford Dictionaries API competition winner

SimoneSimone Administrator admin
edited January 18 in Tutorials and presentations

Sharing the founding experience of word-booster.com with startup folks.

Are you interested in using the Oxford Dictionaries API for language learning apps?

Andrew Byungin Kim, main architect of Word Booster, and winner of the Oxford Dictionaries API competition shared the story behind Word Booster, and the journey until it came to life.

Word Booster allows users to generate word lists and vocabulary quizzes from almost any web page, showing the words in use, and putting these resources together in a quick and practical way.

This session covered:
• An introduction to Word Booster
• The technical journey of the projects: the difficulties faced, the solutions found, the interesting stories
• Some advice for those working on similar projects: ‘What did I wish I knew before I started?’
• Q&A session

Who is this session for?
• Those developing language learning apps
• One-person developers and start-ups interested in making the most of the Oxford Dictionaries API
• Anyone interested in knowing more about the winner of the API competition

Have you got any questions to the presenter?
Post them below in the comments and we'll get Andrew to reply.


  • andrewbkimandrewbkim Member

    Hello. I am the presenter of this webinar, and I will do my best to make this webinar worth your while! :-)

  • SimoneSimone Administrator admin
    edited September 2017

    One of the questions from the audience on the live session was whether Oxford Dictionaries have a word frequency list, or something similar?

    We are due to launch our frequency stats very soon. If you email us on [email protected], we can make sure we contact you when this data are released. :)

  • I look forward to hearing about that update!

  • SimoneSimone Administrator admin

    Hi @andrewbkim
    Cool, I think Jo @joughtred already got you on her list, but I'll double check :smile:

Sign In or Register to comment.