Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Chinese Flashcards - set 1

I'm working on updating my Chinese Flashcards app. Its new name is Chinese Flashcards - set 1.

Hopefully it is available in early January due to the holiday break of iTune Connect ( Dec. 21 - 28).

The 200 unique characters will be presented by sub-unit, category.  And a special Idiom module is also introduced. Some other features will be added too.

Please drop me a line if you would like to install it with a promotional code before it can be downloaded from App Store.

Here is a new screenshot:

Happy holidays!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Chinese Opposites

This book app introduces 16 simple opposites in Chinese. They were selected from the 200 unique characters in my Chinese flash cards app (simplified version).

In each book page, the two Chinese characters can be tapped for their pronunciations. A phrase card will be presented if the image on a book page is tapped, which can help young kids learn to describe the things showed in the picture.  

The kids are also welcome to learn a few more new characters from the phrase cards. 

The play module--Chinese opposites memory game encourages kids to memorize all the opposites in this book.

Enjoy reading and memorizing!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Letter to Santa - A kid Chinese learning book

Your kids are going to learn how to write a letter to Santa in Chinese from this book app. Simply tapping the picture of the little girl (Lele) or the little boy (Ningning), your kids can read their letters to Santa. 

In Play module, the Bingo games encourage kids to recognize the four Chinese phrases related to Christmas ( Santa,  Christmas, Merry Christmas, Christmas wishes). The Memory games help kids memorize 6 unique characters used in the above 4 phrases. 

All the characters used in the Play module are also introduced in flashcard format (pinyin, English, usage info) for further reviewing.

Have fun in your holiday Chinese learning adventure!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Be organized

I'm working on my 10th and 11th apps. They are available in App Store very soon, hopeful by this Christmas.

 A few days ago, I was thinking of a way to organize all the apps on my iPad. Previously all my developed apps, pre-installed and other downloaded apps were mixed together on the screen pages. It was really not convenient for me to find the one when I need it.

 I started searching the articles about organizing apps. I was surprised that it was fun to create new folders and categorize my apps.

 Here are the brief steps:

 (1) Press your finger on the app you want to create a folder for, and hold it for one second, all the app icons are shaking and a "Delete" icon is showed on top left of each app icon.

For example, when I pressed the app "1stGradeHFW", its icon was showed as follows.

(2) I wanted the above two apps "1stGradeHFW" and "CHMath" are in the same folder. I dragged one app on top of another, a new folder was showed as follows:

(3) I tapped the Folder name and changed it to "My App Store". See the screenshot below:

(4) I moved all my developed apps to this folder by dragging and dropping. Now they are separated from my other apps. A screenshot for my new folder "My App Store":

By the way, my iOS got upgraded from 5 to 6, and I am getting familiar with it.  :-)

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Traditional Chinese Flashcards

Free for a week!

This version is specially for traditional Chinese learners.  The design is similar with the previously released CH Flashcards app for simplified Chinese learners.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Simple Chinese for Autumn 1.1

What's New in Version 1.1

1) Part of Teresa Teng's song was added in poem module. You may see a music icon was added in the new screenshot;

2) Portrait orientation only.

CH Flashcards

Free for a week!

Memorizing Chinese characters can be fun. Parents and kids can learn and review these characters together anywhere when they are convenient.

 Each flash card includes 8 unique characters, and a sound clip. Each unit includes 5 flash cards.

 There are two colors available for your princesses and princes.

 Have fun in learning Chinese together!

Friday, October 5, 2012

itune link of Times table in Chinese

This app can help kids learn Chinese numbers (simplified) as well as simple multiplications.

Each "rectangle" can be tapped for its Chinese pronunciation in "Times table" and "Chinese" modules. The Quiz module encourages the kids to remember the basic Chinese numbers.

Have fun in math and Chinese. Please feel free to send me any comments.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Autumn Quizzes in App Store now

I got to know it is ready for sale @4pm or so yesterday. Then I changed the available date to today. I'm so happy to see it is showed in iTunes this morning. 
This app is a quiz version of Simple Chinese for Autumn (Chinese learning app). But it can also be used as a separate language learning or reviewing app. Three types of quizzes "Glyph", "Pinyin" and "Listening" are provided. 70 unique Chinese characters are covered in the quizzes.

Enjoy learning Chinese in fall.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Simple Chinese for Autumn got approved!

I checked my email twice last night. In the beginning I noticed that the status was changed to "In Review". Then a couple hours later, it said "Ready for Sale". I was so excited. ^*^

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

icon for my third app

hesitate to upgrade to iOS 6

I like changes, but not very frequent changes. 

I took me a lot of time to get used to Xcode 4 after upgrading iOS from 4 to 5 when I started developing my first app a few months ago. Should I upgrade to iOS 6 now?

I just submitted my third app without submitting iPhone 5 and iPod touch (5th gen) screenshots. :-)

I will wait for a few days to see any updates needed for my existing apps.

Some interesting articles:

Here's How iOS Apps will look on a Taller 4-Inch iPhone 5 Display?

 Should you upgrade to iOS 6 today?

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Simple Chinese for Autumn

Simple Chinese for Autumn 
This fall version of Simple Chinese (simplified) will teach you to speak Chinese sentences related to autumn.

You can learn 10 simple sentences via their sound clips and pin-yin versions.

A poem "Thinking of You" is provided as a special module. The poem was written by Su Shi (1037 – 1101), a famous poet in Song Dynasty. The song version of this poem was performed by Teresa Teng(1953 – 1995) and Faye Wang. Their songs "但愿人长久" and "明月几时有" could be easily found on YouTube. 

Enjoy learning Chinese in fall and feel free to send me any comments.

Note: Regarding the poem, one of the sentences "又恐琼楼玉宇" is "唯恐琼楼玉宇" in traditional Chinese version. Teresa and Faye used the latter version of this sentence in their songs. Additionally, the right pronunciation of "绮“ is qǐ instead of yǐ. See also "低绮户" in the songs. 

This is my second app. Waiting for review.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Simple Chinese for travelers

This is the first iPhone app developed by myself. This version only provides 16 short phrases/sentences in greeting, food, and shopping category. The idea is very simple. Those foreign travelers who are interested in learning some simple and useful Chinese can use this app to practice pronouncing and writing Chinese characters during their trips.