Hot on the heels of, well, the other five features we shipped in the last week or two, I’m happy to share that we’ve just pushed the most significant refactor since releasing the XP, Level, and home page overhaul last December!
These changes are mostly beneath the covers, but they lay the groundwork for most of the follow-up features that we want to build.
However, you’ll notice some things moving around.
For starters, there are a couple new options on the account settings page:
You’ll see a few new options:
Included lesson types - You can now kanji and/or vocabulary in one place, throughout the app. Many of you prefer studying only vocab with KS, and now if you uncheck “Kanji”, no Kanji cards will appear in lessons or reviews at all. They’ll also be removed from your lesson/review counts, out of your way. If you disable both, you’ll find there isn’t a whole lot to do in the app, but that’s your perogative, I guess.
Batch studies by type - This is huge, and will actually encourage many of you to turn kanji back on, I bet. With this, each card type (for now there are two, but I suspect we’ll be adding more this summer) will be done as one batch, in order. That means you can do all kanji cards with a kanji-drawing IME, then do all vocab with a normal Japanese typing IME.
Oh, and refresh your tabs! I know many of you keep a tab open for days or weeks, but this will absolutely blow up left and right if you don’t give the page a refresh. One fun addition in this release, however, is it’ll give us a way to actually push down a notification to you to refresh your tab when there’s a breaking version release, so you don’t have to come to the forum first