We run a small software development studio in Kyoto, Japan called Nekologic. We make games, apps and software that are fun and original.
We have just developed a small app called Heisig Type (iOS | Android). This app is a custom keyboard that allows you to input radical keywords (Heisig and Wanikani) in English to display kanji in the autocomplete bar. This allows you to utilise your radical knowledge for Japanese input purposes, increasing the utility of this knowledge and allowing you to input it into dictionaries, chat programs or whatever other app you wish to input Japanese into.
It is a small idea but we hope some of you find it useful. More importantly, as it is in an early stage of development what we would love is if you could:
- Give us detailed and useful feedback! We’d love to hear what problems you experience, what you would like to see in terms of functionality in this app and so on
- Let others know about it! Please share it on social media, other communities or wherever else Japanese language learners congregate
We have put our task list public here on Trello for you to see our plans for the app in the future.
We are a small company, and this is just an early release, but we survive and thrive on feedback and shares, and are looking forward to hearing your experiences with it.