[Android] Flaming Durtles - Android app with offline support

There is, it’s in “Other advanced settings” (you have to “Enable advanced settings” first). Then I believe that “Soft-reject on single-kanji vocabulary” is what you want.


Thanks. The app is pretty cool, and perhaps has most things I want to tweak. (Anki mode for meaning; custom external dictionaries; session log)

For a feature request, that would be a scratchpad, i.e. whiteboard for finger/pen writing. I might write something temporarily, even if it is Anki mode; and AnkiDroid has this feature also.

Another thing that I don’t think can be tweaked, is showing context sentences on Vocabulary Meaning answered. nvm, disabled Lightning Mode and tweaked Subject Info settings.

Absolutely not. I’ve been using back to back meaning reading with reading before meaning since level 10 or something. If you fail a card in actual Anki then you’re technically failing both the meaning/reading, and as far as I’m concerned this is an equivalent system. I strongly encourage Anki mode with this set up.


Hello! This screen, is it possible to get it to display on a correct answer as well? Instead of just incorrect ones.

Probably the “Show info dump after a correct meaning/reading answer” toggle in settings > Subject Info Settings

@ejplugge Will Flaming Turtles be affected by these changes to WaniKani?

Thanks! I’ll try that out.

I did that, and it still doesn’t work.
Guess it is just not meant to be.

Weird. It does work for me.

Seems like they haven’t been here at all in the past 60 days. It shows no read time on their profile. But seeing that this update is for the website only and doesn’t seem to change anything on the API side I’d guess the FD app wont be affected.


Maybe a stupid question… :sweat_smile:
I downloaded the app yesterday, and everything works pretty well so far, but the only thing I cannot get to work out is how to download audio files.
I went to “Download audio” part, and pressed “Download”, and now it is showing this screen with no change from yesterday:

Currently I cannot hear any audio in both lessons and reviews, I don’t know if I did something wrong or didn’t do some of the necessary steps, so if maybe somebody knows the solution or the reason it is not working, I would greatly appreciate the help :blush:

DId you actually hit abort and try again yet? Try with both wi-fi and cellular internet. Also try downloading the level batches individually. If nothing works, might give a reset of the app database a try although since you just started using the app, it probably wont help.
Also check the API and audio settings if the Audio files location is actually valid.

Can’t think of anything else…
If nothing works then your Android might be too new if you have a brand new device (I think there was a problem with that in the past) or something with the API changed after all that broke it.

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I came across this bug.

Happy Birthday :birthday: in vertical writing.

It’s a weird resolution and spacing issue. The word is still technically horizontal, it just has a line break after each letter cuz it ran out of space. Normally it would show the Used in words below eachother, but seems like from a certain resolution upwards it switches to what you see. When I turn my phone sideways I get that too.

In any case, you’ll have to get used to it. It most likely wont see a fix anytime soon if at all.

Changing Audio files location in settings worked, thank you so much for the suggestion! :grin:

I’ll go slowly and download batch by batch, but so far everything is going smoothly :muscle:


FYI I’ve been using the app since level 1 and I think I didn’t download the files manually and it does it itself when I reach a new level (11, 21…) so I always have audio in my lessons and reviews
So maybe you don’t need to download everything now. But I guess then the downside is that if I check a word of a level I haven’t unlocked yet, there’s no audio for it, if you care about that it makes sense to download it all :slight_smile:


Thank you for the reply!

Unfortunately I somehow completely missed that this app exists, just found out about it since people started sharing it after new wanikani update. If I had known about it, I would probably also be using it from the beginning :sweat_smile:

I am still figuring out how it works and tweaking it a bit, so every bit of information is very welcome :blush:


Enjoy :slight_smile: you can reorder the items by level or by type and do a lot of different things with the dashboard.
I also like the “Show stroke order diagram” setting in “Subject info settings” and in “Font settings”, “Font selection”, I enabled all the fonts, so it picks one at random. It helps me not to rely on one single way to see it written

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Sounds amazing, thank you :grin:
It’s great to have these options that can be customized, and are really helpful for the better study flow :ok_hand:

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Out of curiosity, is this app abandoned? It was last updated in April 2022, and EJ doesn’t seem to respond to this thread anymore. It’s not a big deal at the moment since the application still works, but after yesterday’s events it might be good to know its development status should it break sometime in the future.

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Yeah it’s more or less unmaintained. The dev did show up last year after a long hiatus to push out a small update but that was it. FWIW I don’t think it’s gonna break any time soon. It seems WK is focusing on other stuff now since they just sunset the v1 api and fully switched over to v2.

The app is open source and on github though.


Oh I had no idea that it was open source! That’s amazing. Can you link the github? I can’t seem to find it.

I’d love to help maintain it but unfortunately I’m not an Android dev and if I start to go down this rabbit hole I don’t know when I’ll get out… Fixing the keyboard hints seems like a good place to start though.