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iKanji touch sneak peek 2

iKanji touch is taking a bit longer to finish than I anticipated but I can assure you it will be worth the wait! I’ve been hard at work adding some cool new features based on requests and feedback I’ve had about iKanji on the Mac. In particular a lot of people have asked me to add a spaced repetition teaching system. I’m…

Updates

Greetings all, hope you all had a good holiday season and new year. Annoyingly I’ve been ill over most of Christmas which has set back my work on iKanji touch and iKana 2 significantly. I’m also going on holiday to Japan in a weeks time which means most of this month won’t be very productive work-wise. I’m working hard to get these…

Wait a second that’s not our app

If you’ve spotted an application called iKanji appear on the App Store this weekend don’t be fooled, it’s not from us but a company called GClue Inc. This isn’t iKanji touch and has nothing to do with iKanji on the Mac. Obviously this could be very confusing for ThinkMac customers so I’ve contacted the developer and requested they rename their product. Hopefully…

iKana touch 1.1 on its way!

I’ve submitted iKana touch 1.1 to Apple for review and hopefully it won’t take too long before it shows up in the App Store. The update includes a few small fixes and some highly requested features like an option to turn off the sound effects and test looping. The speed test will now show your score when looping is turned off and…

Announcing NihongoMac.com

I have decided to set up a separate blog dedicated to learning Japanese with iKana and iKanji and their upcoming mobile companions. There will be various tutorials and general learning tips and tricks posted every few weeks. iKana touch update iKana touch is coming along beautifully, it’s going together faster than I had anticipated and I hope to have it in the…

iKanji is nearly here!

iKanji is developing very nicely and I hope to have it ready for beta testing within the next 7 or 8 days. So time for some more details on this great new app. For a start people have been asking how many kanji it will contain. iKanji 1.0 will contain 2227 kanji, which includes all kanji in grades 1 to 6 and…

NewsLife 1.2 is here and iKanji demo video

I just noticed this is the 201st blog post on ThinkMac, I didn’t realise I’d written quite that many as I don’t update this space that often. Anyway down to business, NewsLife 1.2 is here with a long list of fixes and updates. A lot of little wrinkles and rough edges have been ironed out. Give it a spin, I think it’s…

I’m in!

This is just a quick note to let you know that I’ve been accepted into the iPhone developer programme now and I’ve got a shiny (fingerprinty) new iPod touch for development so I don’t mess up my iPhone. I can’t really tell you about it because it’s all under NDA, but it’s running stuff I compile in Xcode so that’s cool and…

On the iPhone SDK

I’m very excited by the iPhone SDK, it’s exactly what I’d hoped for – a relatively open and Cocoa based development platform. Hopefully Apple won’t take too long to approve people outside the US to get in on the program. To begin with at least, it’s all about iKana – loads of people have asked for an iPhone version of iKana and…

Evolving InstantGallery

I want to talk about InstantGallery 2 a little bit today in case you might be thinking it’s been forgotten. I’m sorry to say I’m still hard at work on it as I really wanted it to be in your hands by now. It’s just proving a much larger endeavour than I ever expected it to be. Getting FTP publishing implemented is…