I am trying to guide some speakers of a language that I work on (Logoori in this specific case but it’s a general question that could arise often). The idea is that those folks would like to create an English-Logoori dictionary app for the phone, but they aren’t linguists and they aren’t programmers. DAB might be the optimal app for creating / installing the executable (way above my pay grade). But then they need to create data files; and SIL has a bunch of powerful data-manipulating software, but I have not used those tools. I did try WeSay but that seems to better suited for speakers in situ who are doing tasks set up by a (WeSay) technically proficient supervisor.
I am looking for the best program that can create the requisite data file(s) that can easily be used by a bunch of language speakers who don’t program, and aren’t linguists. Therefore, I’m also looking for the most self-explaining program, since one version of what I’ll advise is “Download this, and good luck” (I won’t be constantly supervising and giving programming advice, because my programming skills are archaic and rudimentary). Assume that I will be giving advice on linguistic aspects. As a supplementary question, are there any simple demo dictionary databases that would give a handful of words in The Local Language, their English (for example) equivalents, a bit of grammatical information and some examples – which would clarify the logic of the data file that DBA is looking for. Less powerful would be good for starters.