I'm new to the community. I became interested in learning sign language
early this year, and discovered Sign Writing through some web searches.
Recently, I also became interested in learning about mobile application
development, and SignWriting seemed like a great way to store a large
ASL dictionary offline (so I can get it on the subway and without
downloading a large video or something) and SignPuddle's export made it
possible to start with a large database of signs.
This is still not-even-alpha software -- lots of bugs, and debugging
data exposed, but for those of you with Android phones you should be
able to install this .apk file:
(Follow these instructions:
and then visit the above link from your phone. After install, read
the About page first.)
Right now, it's just a dictionary with look-up, but I hope eventually to
add reverse-lookup, a sign composer (so people can add to the dictionary
easily), and support for arbitrary dictionaries (via spml files?).
I'd also like to open-source license it, but because I'd like this app
to be available on the android and iphone markets, I need to figure out
what the best license is for such things (since they're pretty
antagonistic toward open-source apps).
In the meantime, this is also just a hello. SignWriting was really easy
to learn, and the infrastructure that all of you have built is amazing.