Nov 21st 2012

Ginger Goes Mobile!

We are VERY proud to present our newest addition to the Ginger platforms:

Ginger’s grammar and spell checker for Android!

Adapted to the most updated Google OS- Jelly Bean – Ginger now supports texts that are written on any mobile app, such as emails, text messages, Facebook statuses or just the To Do list. Our adapted algorithm allows to proofread the texts you write, even to auto correct the auto-correct!

Cutting edge technology. We are proud to be the first to add to Google’s own spellchecker as part of the new Jelly Bean OS, announced on August 2012, which allows developers to create their own spelling checker service and upload it.

How does it work? This adaptation of our sophisticated patent-pending is similar to the desktop suite & browser extensions, by understanding the context and semantic meaning of written text and then promoting relevant suggestions.

Ginger grammar and spelling for Android

How to install Ginger mobile

1. Download Ginger

2. Click “enable” button, which will lead you to your device spelling engine list.

3. Select Ginger from this list

4. Click the “back” button

5. Open any text message, email or any other text app and start writing!

So if you’re a proud owner of an Android mobile device with Jelly Bean- download Ginger and keep the same high level of your writing!

Don’t forget to rate us!

Happy Gingering,

The Ginger Team

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Nov 7th 2012

Wednesday word: You’re vs. your !

Many of our users get confused when using you’re or your. Of course, the example above shows mistakes both in spelling and grammar.

So let’s explain:

You’re is a contraction for “you are”. For example, “you’re amazing”, “you’re smart”, “You’re not really wearing that are you?”

Your, on the other hand, is a possessive adjective. It tells us that something that belongs to you. For example, “your dog”, “your unicorn”, “what is your favorite color”?

Happy Gingering!

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Oct 21st 2012

Is text messaging bad for the English language?

Onlineschools.com published an interesting infographic portraying the current English language as affected by text messaging.

What do you think? Is this the beginning of the end for the English language as we know?

Happy Gingering,

The Ginger Team

 

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Oct 15th 2012

Avoid embarrassing mistakes with Ginger!

Looking at some Facebook statuses that were posted in the past few days, we think everyone should check their spelling and grammar …

Here are a few selected examples, can you detect the mistakes?

All these embarrassing mistakes could have been avoided had they chose to use Ginger for Chrome. The correction engine detects mistakes when you write statuses on Facebook..

Happy Gingering!

The Ginger Team

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Oct 3rd 2012

Will phonetic spelling replace the current English spelling?

An article published in the New Zealand Herald suggested that the English language should try a new way of spelling…
Phonetic spelling!
This suggestion is based on the fact that some words have already been accepted to the The Oxford Dictionary such as tho (though) , thru (through) and luv (love).
In addition, recent studies of posts made to internet newsgroups show that more than 50 per cent of people misspelled minuscule, millennium and embarrassment. Quite common words such as definitely, preceding and separate were misspelled 20 per cent or more of the time.
Quoting the writer “it is much easier to use a phonetic writing system than a system which spelling and pronunciation are not clearly linked”, and he supports this notion with the face that languages related to English, but with more phonetic writing systems, are simpler and faster to learn. Moreover, Phonetic languages tend to lead to higher levels of adult literacy.
This is a very interesting proposition, which will no doubt help people to better express themselves. However, when writing on a computer there is always the possibility of using a grammar and spell checker software such as Ginger.
What should be emphasized is not the way words are spelled, but the importance of the correct way to write. Stressing out that this influences the way you are perceived should encourage people to use better grammar and spelling, and not just providing an easy way to write.
What do you guys think?
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