Orphic : Read & learn some obscure words - Interview with the developer of a fantastic app

Did you have any prior development or coding experience?

Though I graduated with a computer science degree, Orphic was the first app that I created after learning programming by myself. (College taught nothing practical.)

What was the most challenging aspect of developing mobile app?

The most challenging part was to create a great UI that provides a great UX while being pleasant to the eye. Also, searching & selecting words manually to add to the app as I am not an expert in linguistics.

Junaid Gandhi is a self-designing and self-developing Android developer since 2015. He has 5 applications on Google Play Store developed from scratch with total downloads around half a million.

Name a few of your favorite apps and reason you love them.

If you mean favorite from my own creations, then Evequote and Crisper are my favorites. Though Evequote didn't succeed that much, I am proud of what I created. Other than my apps, it's Microsoft's OneNote. It's really great and easy to use.

How long have you been working on this app?

I've been working on this app since its release year i.e 2016 and still plan to continue working on it.

What need of the user did you have in mind when developing this app?

Saw some of my friends who were obsessed with finding words that weren't commonly used and hence the idea for Orphic came forth. Orphic proves to be of great help to user interested in uncommon words.

In what way do you think your app is better than similar apps on the market? Please describe in detail what innovation you think you bring and what you are proud of in your app.

It's unlike other apps that provide a complete dictionary or a word of the day app which just selects a word randomly whether it's commonly used or not. Orphic, on the other hand, uses manually-selected words which are all obscure and not commonly used. Also, Orphic provides a note feature to add a note for each word.

What are your future plans and expected features of the coming new versions of this app?

Well, I have many features planned through. For beginners, more words, quizzes, and more.

Assuming new users of your app are reading this page. What do you want to ask them to do (contact you about X, Share the app, etc.)?

I would really ask and appreciate users to send any bugs they face or a feature they would like to have in the app. And also share Orphic with their friends and family.

Orphic : Read & learn some obscure words

About App:

May be you want to learn a new and recondite(unfamiliar) word. Something that you might not use in your day to day conversations but still it's good to know about all these words which exist in our world and be proud that such rare words exist in your vocabulary. Or maybe you know a word but are unaware of it's "rarely" known definition.

Orphic provides you with a long list of cool words found in various languages, especially English. You can also save them to your favorites. Copy these words to your clipboard and paste them wherever you like. You can also share these words and their meanings with your friend and family and pets and everyone else.

Features:
• List of more than a thousand unfamiliar and/or rarely used words.
• Learn a new word every day with word of the day notification.
• Save words you like to your favorites.
• Copy and share word and its definition with anyone you want.
• View example sentences of words to better understand it's usage.
• View synonyms of the words.
• Want to take down a note about a word? You can do that too for each word.
• View IPA notation of words for a better understanding of pronunciation.
• A nice little widget which provides you with a word and its definition on your home screen with various other function such as copy, refresh, widget settings, etc. And you can also customize it to your liking.
• and much more!

Orphic is a fairly new app, we are frequently adding more words to our app, we might even add more categories and various other features in the coming updates. Do share it with others and help us grow :).

Please join the above-mentioned Telegram group if you wish to checkout/contribute to the development process of this application.

Categories: Books & Reference

Date: July 11, 2020

Developer: Junaid Ghandi

About developer: Junaid Gandhi is a self-designing and self-developing Android developer sinc ... Read more

Website: https://junaidgandhi.com/

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