Category Archives: Features

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Forvo's New Years Resolutions

This week's blog is dedicated to everyone who took time out of their day to tell us what we were doing right and what we can improve on. From all of your thoughts and comments, we have a lot to keep us busy in 2015: 1. Redesign Forvo 2....


January 21, 2015

A Better Mobile Experience

Forvo is a project born in the age of desktop computers so we have always lacked of a true mobile navigation. Furthermore, some features, as the recorder, are not really useful in the mobile environment due to background noise, abuses, etc. so we...


November 20, 2014

Better search results

Along with improvements in search results for both words and pronunciations we have added more ways to find the words you want. First, maybe one of them most requested features: search for translations . When you search for a simple word like...


February 8, 2014

Forvo future

This image shows pretty well what we do in Forvo. We love it! BTW: It's a famous quote by Herb Kelleher and you can get a poster here .


February 8, 2011

Favorite pronunciations

We are happy to announce that one of the highest demanded features has just been launched: Favorite pronunciations . In every pronunciation you will see an " Add to favorites " link to start your favorites list, your hard to pronounce...


December 27, 2010

Forvo iPhone App questions

We have received great feedback about our recently released iPhone App , but there are also some user with doubts about it. First, I would like to thank to all the people who are downloading the app because it's a big support for keeping Forvo...


October 20, 2010

Look ma! We have t-shirts!

Thanks to our good friends at Lasai for these great t-shirts. We are making plans so you can get one too.


June 29, 2010

Forvo iPhone app

Our first iPhone app is available at the Apple iTunes Store. The initial release contains "only" pronunciations in English (almost 60,000 at this moment) but we plan to add all the languages you can find in Forvo very soon. The app is...


June 24, 2010

Amazing new tools

The first half of 2010 we've been very busy consolidating Forvo's infrastructure. Now we are ready to release a bunch of amazing tools for you. Last week we announced Forvo Translate , now it's time for more: - Forvo API : More...


June 14, 2010

Forvo Translate

I have to admit that Forvo Translate started as a joke... Could we do a Translation service better than Google's? The answer was yes. And we did it :) Using Forvo's API , we've added to Google Translate the only this is wrong...


June 7, 2010

More languages translated: Danish, Hungarian and Hindi

Three new languages available to browse Forvo, Danish, Hungarian and Hindi. The editors who have made this possible are Olfine , Detheltsort , Frankie , Komal_K , so thanks to them . Maybe you think that we are only releasing new languages...


April 15, 2010

Pre-inscriptions for the API opened

Maximum speed at Forvo HQ. After ending the beta stage , now we are happy to announce the first steps of our long-waited API . We have opened a new site to give you more information about it and also to start receiving your pre-inscriptions ....


March 23, 2010

Forvo is out of Beta

It has been almost two years online collecting the greatest pronunciation database in the world so we decided last week to close the Beta stage of Forvo . The last improvements were related to the recorder. Now it's more accurate and...


March 18, 2010

Language icon

Reading the most popular posts of 2009 from the interesting blog Global by design , I've found one article about the need for a standard language change / choose icon. Many icons have become quite standard in the web world: rss icon ,...


January 1, 2010

Portuguese is number 1

Portuguese speakers have always been very active at Forvo. They have just made their language to be the one with more pronunciations making English number 2 for the first time. We hope to have soon a Portuguese version of Forvo, and not...


November 18, 2009