If you have a trip planned where the country you are visiting uses a language you aren't familiar with, then this next app is designed to help you where food is concerned. The Foodictionary app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone acts as a translator for all things beverage- and food-related. The app is able to provide over 87,500 translated terms spanning across seven of the most widely used languages, which breaks down to over 12,000 translated term per language.
The Foodictionary app strives to make it possible that you're able to place your food and beverage order with ease when traveling abroad. There are over 87,500 translated terms as mentioned and they are offered in seven languages: French, English, German, Greek, Spanish, Italian, and Russian. The app can even open your eyes to new dishes that you weren't aware existed because you were never sure of what the words meant. Of course you don’t have to be traveling abroad to make use of the app, as any time you visit an international cuisine restaurant you can refer to the app.
The app was updated just over a year ago when some bug fixes were made. It doesn't score very high with users, who have given it just 2.5 out of five stars, but the customer comments are mixed so it doesn’t paint a very clear picture.
Translate a large variety of food and beverages
A Rather Basic Offering
The Foodictionary app comes off as rather basic from the type of translations offered to the user interface itself. While the tools are certainly easy to use and the app is quick to navigate it just feels lacking in a many areas. There isn’t much here in terms of a wow factor. You've got a couple of ways of searching for foods: you can type in the actual word, you can search through a specific category, or all of the categories at once. When you find items/words you want to remember you can save them to your list of favorites. One big bonus with this app is the fact you don’t need an Internet connection to use it. Of course you can also select your language pairing.