Oxford Dictionaries API 2017 competition: the winners

We asked our developers to use one or more of the languages in the Oxford Dictionaries API to create a game, chatbot, web service, language-learning resource, or communication tool, and we were amazed at the variety of entries we received and the innovative ways in which the APIs were used. So, without further ado, we are pleased to announce the winners of this year's competition...

First place: Word Booster

Created by developer Andrew Kim, Word Booster allows users to generate a word list and vocabulary quiz from almost any web page. Andrew originally came up with the idea when he was looking for a way to improve his English vocabulary; traditional learners’ wordlists didn’t show words in use, and putting resources together manually was very time-consuming. Word Booster overcomes both these hurdles, and our judges were hugely impressed with the versatility and potential uses of this project.

The runners up