New iOS app

Murtada said... How do I download this?
 Drop your email here. I will add you to TestFligt, so that you could test it, in few days. 
After I make sure that it works ok, I will submit it to AppStore.
haawa said...
Murtada said... How do I download this?
 Drop your email here. I will add you to TestFligt, so that you could test it, in few days. 
After I make sure that it works ok, I will submit it to AppStore.
 Pitcherrutledge@gmail.com

druciakb@students.spprep.org

Would also like to say that I support an ignore answer feature. When you have 250+ reviews, you don‚Äôt really have the time to sit there and read each and individual kana to see if you got them right, especially since typing them out on a phone already take much more time. Also, when you mistype „Āē instead of „ĀĖ or „Ā§ instead of „Ā£, etc., it isn‚Äôt very easy to notice on a phone. It‚Äôs the small things here and there that makes WaniKani on mobile annoying and I think that an ignore feature can fix some of them.¬†

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If you want to have an example of an ignore function you can have a look at the Android app and the userscript available. If I remember correctly, they can manage that.

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I’m currently using the old app, and would love an updated one!

I don’t know how easy this would be, but I would love it if the kana keyboard popped up automtically for readings. This would be sooo much easier than the romaji-to-kana input! I make way to many typoes otherwise :frowning:

Also, at higher levels, not having lightning mode is a real pain.

But thanks for your efforts! I look forward to its release.

If you want more info about all the add-ons and features people are requesting, take a look at this thread: /t/The-New-And-Improved-List-Of-API-and-Third-Party-Apps/7694/1 We are a demanding lot…!

If you can, try linking the forums in the app so that it opens up a safari page. And lightning would be appreciated…

Singultus said... I'm currently using the old app, and would love an updated one!

I don't know how easy this would be, but I would love it if the kana keyboard popped up automtically for readings. This would be sooo much easier than the romaji-to-kana input! I make way to many typoes otherwise :(
 I second this. I've been wanting to try to get used to the kana keyboard, but switching between the two for meanings and readings takes way too long. If you could somehow make it happen automatically, that would be amazing!
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I’d love in!
Email: chriscoop129@me.com

Wait what is lighting mode?

https://xkcd.com/1373/

haawa said... @marcsan Not really sure what's the problem with typos and the old app. I've been using mine for reviews for 2 days exclusively (no website), and haven't made a single typo.

Regarding the ignore button, I don't think it's possible to make one, because you can't really ignore words on WaniKani.

Here's how it looks in my app:

1. You type answer
2. YOU READ IT
3a. If it's correct, you press arrow, just like on web 
3b. If it's not correct, you edit your text and then submit it

Not really sure what's the problem is.
Don't ignore your users, man. They're telling you what they want, and you're telling them how they should use the product instead. Listen to feedback; that's what you came here for, right?

People want to do their reviews quickly; having to read what they typed out is an impediment. The reason a lot of us shy away from using Wanikani's mobile interface and third-party apps is because we make a lot of typos on mobile keyboards that we can't correct. We use the ignore answer userscript on desktop to deal with that, or just use desktops because we make way fewer mistakes there.

Ergo, an ignore answer button may actually be a must-have feature for any Wanikani mobile app.
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I’d love to give this a go.

edit: thanks for the invite!

haawa said... Hey guys. I made a small tiny app for iOS which notifies me when reviews are up, and allows to do my reviews/lessons inside of the app.

It's available on Github:  https://github.com/haawa799/WaniKani-iOS 

I will make it available for pre-release testing, so you can drop your emails here, and I will add you as a tester later.


The app is an iPhone app, for now. Will make some iPad UI later. It requires iOS 8 or later.

Cheers!


 Could you give a rough estimate as to when it'll be out in the App Store?
amolv said...
haawa said... @marcsan Not really sure what's the problem with typos and the old app. I've been using mine for reviews for 2 days exclusively (no website), and haven't made a single typo.

Regarding the ignore button, I don't think it's possible to make one, because you can't really ignore words on WaniKani.

Here's how it looks in my app:

1. You type answer
2. YOU READ IT
3a. If it's correct, you press arrow, just like on web 
3b. If it's not correct, you edit your text and then submit it

Not really sure what's the problem is.
Don't ignore your users, man. They're telling you what they want, and you're telling them how they should use the product instead. Listen to feedback; that's what you came here for, right?

People want to do their reviews quickly; having to read what they typed out is an impediment. The reason a lot of us shy away from using Wanikani's mobile interface and third-party apps is because we make a lot of typos on mobile keyboards that we can't correct. We use the ignore answer userscript on desktop to deal with that, or just use desktops because we make way fewer mistakes there.

Ergo, an ignore answer button may actually be a must-have feature for any Wanikani mobile app.
 Sure, users need to provide feedback. But in this case, OP might have a point. If you're making a typo by typing too fast, clicking an ignore button, and then typing everything again, than how is that different/faster than just carefully looking at your answer in the first place?

But yea, you're right. I, too, am reluctant to use an app to do reviews because it doesn't have such an ignore button. I don't even think the android app has one, and that one has been in development (and production) a lot longer. It would be a glorious day if someone finally made one for mobile! I actually haven't looked into it, so don't go shouting if it turns out to be super simple, but couldn't it just be possible that such a feature is just not an easy thing to ask of a developer?
Browsers have greasemonkey and tampermonkey to handle all the magic, but with mobile you just don't have that. From what little i know, you have a component that acts like a simplistic browser, displaying the real WK site so you can do reviews, but throwing user scripts in the mix here is just something i presume to be unlikely happening.

My point being: if you're a programmer and know what you're talking about, than try to help instead of criticise, and if you don't know what you're talking about, don't criticise and be grateful to OP. And don't expect magic. Peeps always think a programmer can do anything on a computer with just a few keystrokes. I only have mad respect for OP for taking the time to make this for the enjoyment of others, so damn if anybody's trying to say him how to make his own app. He's simply owes nobody anything.
haawa said... @marcsan Not really sure what's the problem with typos and the old app. I've been using mine for reviews for 2 days exclusively (no website), and haven't made a single typo.

Regarding the ignore button, I don't think it's possible to make one, because you can't really ignore words on WaniKani.

Here's how it looks in my app:


1. You type answer
2. YOU READ IT
3a. If it's correct, you press arrow, just like on web 
3b. If it's not correct, you edit your text and then submit it


Not really sure what's the problem is.

 Well, some of us aren't as perfect as you and make typos often, esp. when in a hurry/using a small keyboard ;) Well, it should be possible - the Android app can do it; I suggest you check the code of the ignore button script :)
amolv said...
haawa said... @marcsan Not really sure what's the problem with typos and the old app. I've been using mine for reviews for 2 days exclusively (no website), and haven't made a single typo.

Regarding the ignore button, I don't think it's possible to make one, because you can't really ignore words on WaniKani.

Here's how it looks in my app:

1. You type answer
2. YOU READ IT
3a. If it's correct, you press arrow, just like on web 
3b. If it's not correct, you edit your text and then submit it

Not really sure what's the problem is.
Don't ignore your users, man. They're telling you what they want, and you're telling them how they should use the product instead. Listen to feedback; that's what you came here for, right?

People want to do their reviews quickly; having to read what they typed out is an impediment. The reason a lot of us shy away from using Wanikani's mobile interface and third-party apps is because we make a lot of typos on mobile keyboards that we can't correct. We use the ignore answer userscript on desktop to deal with that, or just use desktops because we make way fewer mistakes there.

Ergo, an ignore answer button may actually be a must-have feature for any Wanikani mobile app.
You totally misunderstood my reasoning. 

I'm not fighting for users or anything. I felt need in iOS app, and I made it.

It's far from full functional app, it just do the basics for now, the core functionality that I needed.

I posted this thread not that I want to get users or anything , I made an app and I decided to share it.

App will be free and I don't really care how many user it will have. Just thought that it might be useful for someone, since it definitely is for me.

Regarding ignore button, I really don't get how it should work and need for it. Probably because I'm low level. Maybe I will tryout the script first to get a feel of it. 

For now skipping an answer for me sounds like cheating the system, which is designed to teach you. I'm almost certain that I'm wrong about it, but it's just how it seems for me right now.
Murtada said...
haawa said... Hey guys. I made a small tiny app for iOS which notifies me when reviews are up, and allows to do my reviews/lessons inside of the app.

It's available on Github:  https://github.com/haawa799/WaniKani-iOS 

I will make it available for pre-release testing, so you can drop your emails here, and I will add you as a tester later.


The app is an iPhone app, for now. Will make some iPad UI later. It requires iOS 8 or later.

Cheers!


 Could you give a rough estimate as to when it'll be out in the App Store?
 Will polish it up this week and will submit it for review on weekend. AppStore review might take around 5 days.
haawa said...
amolv said...
haawa said... @marcsan Not really sure what's the problem with typos and the old app. I've been using mine for reviews for 2 days exclusively (no website), and haven't made a single typo.

Regarding the ignore button, I don't think it's possible to make one, because you can't really ignore words on WaniKani.

Here's how it looks in my app:

1. You type answer
2. YOU READ IT
3a. If it's correct, you press arrow, just like on web 
3b. If it's not correct, you edit your text and then submit it

Not really sure what's the problem is.
Don't ignore your users, man. They're telling you what they want, and you're telling them how they should use the product instead. Listen to feedback; that's what you came here for, right?

People want to do their reviews quickly; having to read what they typed out is an impediment. The reason a lot of us shy away from using Wanikani's mobile interface and third-party apps is because we make a lot of typos on mobile keyboards that we can't correct. We use the ignore answer userscript on desktop to deal with that, or just use desktops because we make way fewer mistakes there.

Ergo, an ignore answer button may actually be a must-have feature for any Wanikani mobile app.
You totally misunderstood my reasoning. 

I'm not fighting for users or anything. I felt need in iOS app, and I made it.

It's far from full functional app, it just do the basics for now, the core functionality that I needed.

I posted this thread not that I want to get users or anything , I made an app and I decided to share it.

App will be free and I don't really care how many user it will have. Just thought that it might be useful for someone, since it definitely is for me.

Regarding ignore button, I really don't get how it should work and need for it. Probably because I'm low level. Maybe I will tryout the script first to get a feel of it. 

For now skipping an answer for me sounds like cheating the system, which is designed to teach you. I'm almost certain that I'm wrong about it, but it's just how it seems for me right now.
+1
If i ever make a userscript or an app for this site, that would be my exact reasoning. And to get better at programming. That's always a nice bonus.

The android app does have an ignore button. There’s quite a few userscripts that were ported to it.