So a problem I’ve had with Wanikani is remembering to do my reviews during the working day. 95% of the time I forget to review during the day - even though I’m sitting right there at a computer - and have to face down a big pile of reviews in the evening.
I figured the best thing for me would be an email notifier - something to mail me a reminder when reviews started to stack up, since I pretty much live inside Gmail at work. Had a look in the forum and found this:
… but it seems to be no longer running (no response when I entered my API key). Also I had a couple of requirements that I wanted from the notifications:
- To set a threshold for notification (say 25 reviews) and only be emailed once that number is exceeded in the queue
- To only email during the day, not spam me all night, and
- To “snooze” notifications for (x) hours when I do a review session, so as to not get spammed too often when I should be doing other stuff.
… so I put together a little custom app called Wanimeru. It runs as a web app, checking for reviews once an hour, and if all the conditions are right (during the day, threshold exceeded, not in snooze mode), fires me an email reminder. If I hit the review link, notifications are suspended for a few hours.
I’ve been running this a few days now, and it’s working pretty well for me - thought I’d ask if anyone else might have a use for it? If so, I’ll happily add the required stuff (registration page, account/settings etc), make it available here, and we can see how it goes. If not, I’ll just leave it as-is as a weird one-off personal app