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iKanji touch’s mascot: Tsutsune

The idea of having a mascot character for an app may seem a little strange at first, especially in the West where mascots are more usually associated with things like sports teams and fast food. But in Japan mascots are ubiquitous; most companies have their own, each prefecture has one, and even buildings like the Tokyo Skytree use them. As an important part of…

iKanji touch 2 is here!

Good news folks, iKanji touch 2 is now live on the App Store! This is a big release because it finally brings iKanji touch natively to the iPad. The whole interface has been refreshed and refined and there are lots of little tweaks and improvements. The main new feature is a vocabulary browser with flash cards and kanji breakdown*. Just like in its…

New features in iKanji touch 1.9

iKanji touch 1.9 (and 1.9.1 which should be on the App Store in a few days) introduce some handy new features for those using the app’s spaced repetition training system. If you don’t currently use the training system then hopefully this will give you cause to try it out. Let me briefly explain how spaced repetition works in iKanji touch. Kanji move…

iKanji touch 1.6

The iPhone 5 is now upon us and it brings with it a new taller 4 inch screen with 16:9 aspect ratio. As you may expect I’ve been hard at work updating iKanji touch and iKana touch to make use of this new screen real estate. iKanji touch 1.6 with support for the new iPhone and iPod touches was submitted to the…

iKana touch in the Apple Store

If you go past an Apple Store any time soon take a look at the iPhone window display – you may just spot iKana touch’s icon among various other apps. It’s all part of a display showing off all the apps you can get on the App Store. It’s an honour to be included 🙂 This is from London’s Regent Street store…

Shareware I can’t live without

There are a number of essential freeware and shareware apps I use all the time for both fun and business. I thought it would be a nice shout out to a lot of the other cool Mac devs out there to write a little about all of them. Adium As much as I like iChat I have a number of friends who…

App news and new forums

It’s been a little while since I last blogged so I thought it was high time to tell you about an upcoming new version of iKanji touch! This update adds more stroke animations, adds a new help book and generally makes some improvements. The new help section gives you an overview of what kanji are and where they came from and explains…

It is done

Won’t be too much longer now ^_^ Update iKanji touch’s product page is now online with videos and screenshots.