Congratulations! I will sticky the topic for a little while.
Thanks for the feedback Huyen!
I always use the "mark as learned" when restudying but there is currently no support in the API for the app to know which of these cards are marked. So I try not to let the red pile get too big by restudying and reviewing it completely every couple of days. Not ideal.
One idea is to mark cards locally in the app, but this has two drawbacks: 1) the restudying is done on the site, it's not ideal to go back-and-forth between site and app while restudying; 2) the mark would apply to that device only.
To address #1 maybe the app could list the red pile keywords and let you check which ones you'd like to review. Still not perfect. Any other ideas?
This app is very neat. Good work!
One addition could be importing personal story to review better
The API doesn't currently support access to your story. I'll let Fabrice take note of any requests that require API changes to consider what might be feasible...
Just curious, can you describe your use case? Because I never feel I need to check a story while reviewing. When I don't remember a kanji, I answer No and deal with stories while restudying.
Thanks a lot for creating the app! It looks nice and seems to work well. I really like the feature of being able to draw the kanji yourself. I would totally pay for it, if there was a way to make contributions to you.
I have noticed a few things I think would improve it. Here goes:
• I'd have to second r3ftch's request to have the stories accessible and editable through the app. I definitely access them a lot when I'm reviewing - if I fail a card, I often check the story and even tweak it if I think it's not really working.
• It'd be great too if you could check the various readings of the kanji in the app - either that or perhaps something equivalent to the Dict. feature could be implemented, which lets you view common words using the kanji.
Here's a bit of a pie-in-the-sky nice to have one - drawn kanji recognition. By which I mean, you draw the kanji and the app recognises it. The Android app 'Kanji Recognizer' does this and I find it really useful. I guess it might be quite difficult to do though?
Another thing the Kanji Recognizer app has which is really cool is kanji stroke order diagrams. (Actually, it even has animated stroke order diagrams, but that might be overkill.) As I understand it, it uses a third-party licensed kanji database.
So, thanks again!!
Hi Misanthrope, thanks.
For the first point, importing your stories from the csv file wouldn't be enough. But one thing that can be done is to have a button or menu option that takes you directly to that kanji's study page in the site. So you would do that in the browser and then you would come back to the app.
Second point: this was part of the plan but wanted to get the core functionality out first. I think I have the on reading available in the API. For common words, that might take more effort. I have access to raw data to build that but I need to get it "digested" somehow for the app to consume.
I love Kanji Recognizer. The recognition thing might be overkill here, but I can research on ways to show stroke order.
Thanks for all the ideas, keep 'em coming and we'll see what can be done.
Also feel free to rate / review the app in the SlideME store.
Hello, thank you for creating the app. I use it a lot these days ^_^ Before your app I would just log in to kanji.koohii.com using my android's browser and use a different notepad app (tinyapp) which stays docked on top of the browser so I can draw the kanji as I go from page to page. The tinyapp notepad is very similar to the notepad on your app, but it does not have a clear function. On your next update would you be able to add one? I sometimes make mistakes in drawing kanji and having a clear/undo function would be very helpful.
Edited: 2015-09-27, 1:42 am
Find the Clear option in the actions menu.
Depending on the device, either (or both) of these:
- Options button. This is the hardware button left of the home button.
- Three-dot button in the action (top) bar
This displays a context menu with additional options in several screens. The Clear option shows up in this menu while you're in the card's front side.
FYI development of the study feature is well underway.
Question for jet2r0cks: were you able to find the context menu? I don't know a great variety of android phones so my previous answer may be insufficient -- I noticed some devices have software buttons for back / home / options, and they're not all arranged the same way. I believe the context menu is accessible in some way or another on any device. If you cannot find it, it may mean some users are missing quite a few app features!
Version 1.2 is out.
The new feature is a study phase for the restudy cards.
Failed cards go to the red pile as usual, but are internally marked as pending to be restudied, that is, not yet ready to be reviewed. When you tap the Study button (only available for the red pile) you see the keywords listed. Tapping on one, your browser opens with the appropriate study page in kanji koohii. You can mark cards as ready for review as you relearn them. Do this in the app! Note that the "Add to learned list" button in kanji koohii is not linked to this feature since it's not supported by the API.
This allows you to review only failed cards that you have explicitly marked as relearned and leave the rest sitting there for future study. So, you can review those failed cards, submit your answers, clear the review session and move on with expired or new cards reviews.
Note that this intermediate state for failed cards is handled locally on the device -- keep it in mind if you use multiple devices. You will only see cards in this state on the device where you have answered No for them in a review.
Thanks for making this app. It's really convenient to be able to do reviews on the go.
I'm running into a problem though. Somewhat recently, in the past week or so, the Stroke Order feature in the app stopped working. This is the stroke order menu item that appears during reviews, after flipping a card over.
When I click on stroke order, I get a message saying, "Something failed! Cannot display stroke order for this kanji"
This is version 1.3 of the app. I'm on Android 7.0, build NRD90U, security patch level September 6, 2016. I suspect either my Android version, or Fabrice's recent changes to the Kanji Koohii site, may have broken something.
Would you take a look? Thanks.
Edited: 2016-09-17, 10:17 pm
It crashes for me whenever i try to flip a card. im on a xperia z3 running android 6.0.1if you could look into it i would be really thankful.
Does this app use SRS method as well? And does it follow the same Kanji order with the Heisig book of the 6th edition?
Guys, version 1.4 is out! I added the "Hard" rating button to match the new feature in the web-based reviews that Fabrice added.
@rodent: Sorry for the late reply. I haven't actually tried Android 7, and I haven't yet seen any issues with that feature. Do you get the issue with any kanji or some in particular?
@shorono: sorry to hear that! I'm pretty limited in the devices I can test with :-( Do you think you would be able to get me device logs?
@shotokan: the app uses SRS using this site as the backend, so it's simply an alternative frontend for the exact same system. You could use the app one day and the website the next day. The kanji order depends on your Heisig edition settings in the site.