Fast Dictionary Limited is a registered UK company, that provides its users the resources and tools to master a new language. It is commonly known as “Fastdic” and is mainly an English to Persian/Farsi and Persian/Farsi to English dictionary and translator. It can be accessed through its website (fastdic.com) and is available to download as an app for both Android and Apple users. The app has an outstanding 4.6 rating on Google Play Store and a 4.5 rating on the App Store. With over two million users, it is very evident that the app is popular among people and works smoothly and efficiently. Users trying to learn Persian/Farsi find it the most helpful.
Fastdic has an active Instagram account that was created in September of last year, to market the company and the resources it provides. It’s the handle is “fastdictionary” and even the account has racked up an impressive following of more than seventeen thousand people. The posts are mostly English words that are followed by their Persian/Farsi translations, usage in sentences, and their pronunciations. It also provides tips on how to use the Fastdic app, thus making the process for first-time users easier and less time-consuming.
The story behind the creation of Fast Dictionary Limited is a unique and inspiring story. The company was created in 2007 and Mobin Zadeh Kochak is the owner. He had been working in the web/mobile industry since 2005 when he realized there was a big gap in the market for a translator/dictionary website and app. He then took a risk and embarked on a joint venture with his brother, Matin Zadeh Kochak. Soon, they launched the Fastdic website and as years went by, they improved and took it even further by launching the iOS and Android applications. During this time, Mobin also immigrated to the UK and studied Web Design and IT at Southampton Solent University from 2011 to 2014. Now, he is an experienced Web and iOS developer and designer and this has allowed him to make his company grow and reach greater heights. Currently, Fastdic “is providing Dictionary and Translator services to over 2 million users every month via the website, iOS, and Android apps.” It has more than two hundred thousand words and more than four thousand sentences. No internet connection is required to use the app and it is also compatible with the iOS 13 dark mode. Both the website and application are fast and simple to work, making them very user friendly. Thus, it seems that the two brothers are great collaborators and have worked tirelessly to make the company and app succeed, which fortunately has and continues to do so.
The owners of Fastdic consider themselves very blessed, especially because they have won a total of eight awards over the past few years. This has been a great moment for their team and has motivated them to work even harder and up their game even more. In 2019, they won the prize of the best application in the category of Books & References at the Iran App Festival. They got two similar awards, one that was chosen by the jury and another chosen by the users. They have also won this same award consecutively from 2014 to 2017, which just further proves how good and helpful the app is and how it’s consistent in its availability and usefulness. The company was also the winner of the Iran Usability award in 2014 and the winner of the best iOS application at the Iran Web Festival in 2012. Thus, it’s quite evident that both the website and app are effective in fulfilling their purpose and because of that have a high user rate and much popularity. If we can learn one thing from Mobin and Matin’s success, its that if you feel you have a solid idea, then you should run with it and keep yourself dedicated to it. Only then will you succeed and bring some change to the world.