700M+ people worldwide go to language classes where they have to learn around 80 words per week. They struggle to easily manage & learn new vocabulary.
Reji is an iOS app which speeds up saving new vocabulary and allows to easily learn it.
You type in words you want to learn, the app automatically translates them and looks up example sentences.
You can learn saved words in a fun multiple-choice game. Reji reminds to repeat learned words to remember forever.
48 supported languages: https://reji.me/faq.html
This is how easy you can save vocabulary in Reji:
We’re a 2-person Vienna-based team: Alexey Chernikov and Andrii Liakh. We're language learners and software makers with 8+ years of experience in both fields.
We made some popular apps in the past:
Mate Translate – a translator app for 103 languages on Mac, iOS and Google Chrome – which was featured on the App Store and Mac App Store as the app of the day. It’s used by around 600,000 people monthly.
Artpaper – a Mac app which sets artworks as wallpapers. It became wildly popular in China, which population loves to explore Western culture. It’s used by around 30,000 people monthly.
Team photos: Google Drive.
As our previous app – Mate Translate – became quite popular with 3M installs and around 600,000 monthly active users, we found out it was used by language learners a lot. We decided to dig deeper into the language learning field to differentiate us more from the competition, such as iTranslate and Google Translate.
So, we made a feature called Phrasebook. It allowed users to build up their own word lists. So, basically, it was a good old notebook which we were using in our language classes, but it was translating the words itself.
Phrasebook turned out to be a fast-growing feature in high demand but it was hard to find behind the translator functionality.
So we decided to branch it off as Reji in December 2017. It took us 3.5 months to make the first version of Reji, even though we re-used a decent amount of Mate’s codebase.
Reji went live on Product Hunt on April 6, 2018. It was the 4th most-upvoted product on that day, with 450+ upvotes.