My tireless, constant and bad-for-my-health slaving over Xcode has produced another feature worthy of an update - an improved study algorithm.
The algorithm is now a mixture of timed and frequency based SRS study giving the best of both worlds by spreading your study over a longer period of time without overloading you when you miss a couple of sessions.
Coming to all apps within the month.
The "Single sticky display" has been completely rewritten to show more information, much like a dictionary. You can now infinitely delve through layers researching any kanji, compound or example just by touching it.
[Added] “Similar kanji” display
[Added] Back and forward arrows in examples (popular request)
[Added] New radicals deck
[Added] "Copy sticky to clipboard" option in "Edit"
[Removed] "More" button no longer required. Advanced searches are automatic and a lot faster
[Fixed] Dictionary searches are around 4-5 times faster (rewritten in SQL)
[Fixed] App uses approx. 75% less memory due to core code rewrite
[Fixed] Stability fixes for iPod Touch OS4 users
[Fixed] Rare "blurry" Browse display caused by low memory problem
[Fixed] The "Reset colours and stats" cancel button now works correctly
[Fixed] Copy/pasting into the import box from Mail now works as expected (Mail replaces tabs with 4 spaces…) You can now also type 4 spaces directly into the import box and have it read as a tab.
[Fixed] JLPT1 Vocab correction (一筋 = いちすじ)
Other minor changes.
A big thank you to all who have helped in the development with suggestions and ideas - your medals are in the post. It truly is a pleasure (read: obsession) making these apps better and better.
More updates coming in June.
Many enterprising users have not only been busy mastering the built in decks but also making their own, personal decks based on textbooks they’ve been using. This got me a thinking: Why not make a central database so everyone can share these great decks?
If you have a nice deck that you think others may benefit from, let me know.
Once I get a little collection going I’ll make them available to all users within the Japanese and Chinese apps via a simple browser.
StickyStudy makes heavy use of system fonts so it already looks silky smooth on the new iPad’s retina display without any updating.
(The Chinese and Flash! versions look similarly awesome.)
☆ Auto audio when swiping cards.
☆ New, bigger study buttons.
☆ Double tap answer (in browse) to hide it.
☆ Minor fixes and changes.
[New] Stats at bottom of sticky.
[New] Continue studying a mastered deck.
[New] Can delete a sticky when editing.
[New] "Safe Start" option in device preferences.
[New] Revised graphics.
[New] "Make current browse options the default" setting.
[New] Faster start up time.
[New] "Report Mistake" option in "Edit"
[Fixed] Pinyin corrections.
[Fixed] Stats now backs up correctly with Dropbox.
Many, many changes and bug fixes.
[New] Completely rewritten example sentences module. Sentences are broken down into vocabulary which can, themselves, be searched or added to the current deck.
[New] When showing words, the component kanjis are shown in "1 sticky" view.
[New] New stats at the bottom of each sticky.
[New] "Safe Start" option in device settings in case of startup problems.
[New] Delete option when editing a sticky.
[New] "Report mistake" (to me) option when editing a sticky.
[New] Tab bar icons.
[New] "Make current browse options the default" (for all decks) option.
[New] 1 second startup time on iPhone 4s.
[Fixed] Corrections to N1 (file needs to be reset to see changes)
[Fixed] Dropbox backup now backs up stats correctly.
27 minor changes/optimisations (大変でした). Bugs fixed.
Next update: Dictionary.
Summary so far:
☃ Example sentence section completely rewritten.
☃ Vocabulary is broken down into kanji.
☃ 1 second startup time (iPhone 4s)
☃ Improved stats display
☃ Animations don’t interrupt music (at last!)
☃ Allows the studying of a perfected deck.
☃ Delete button in “1 sticky” display.
☃ Fixed the stats backup with Dropbox.
☃ Sort->”Rand” can be pressed twice in a row.
☃ Set your browse settings for ALL files with one button.
☃ N1 vocabulary corrections.
☃ New icons, all bugs fixed (that I’ve been told of) and TLC.
(My plans for the built in dictionary are being put on hold for a few weeks - just need to iron out a few issues)
Aiming for a late February release, wife/work permitting.
☆ “Age” of cards now measured in minutes
☆ Can continue studying a mastered deck
☆ Fixed font problem for russian text
☆ Sort -> Rand can now be pressed when selected
☆ Can now delete stickies in edit view
☆ “Safe start” option in device settings if the app can’t open the last file
☆ Bug fixes