Wanikani Companion available (for free) on Windows 8.1 and Windows 10


#21
jalayn said...
Riari said...
jalayn said... Thanks for the screenshot @Riari. Well I had other problems while developing the app, but never this one. 
This just is the splash screen, and it should briefly flash before displaying the form allowing to enter the API key.

Does it work properly if you kill the app and launch it again ?
And, are you using it on an tablet, or PC? 

Thanks !
 I'm on a PC running 8.1, the same thing happens if I kill it and relaunch, even after reboot.
 @Riari, I'll take a look whenever possible and attempt to find the problem. I don't have any PC running on Win 8.1 however, though there is nothing groundbreaking in the app, and it should have worked without any problem. 

Hey @Riari,

While taking a look at the background task registration code, I noticed something that could make it not work on Windows 8.1. Does the app request access to the lock screen when you launch it the first time ? Because if you avoid answering, or answer "no", background tasks cannot run. On Windows 10, background tasks do not require to have access to the lock screen anymore which is why I did not notice the problem. 

Furthermore, I've changed the background task trigger so that it *should* not require having access to the lock screen. Check for an app update within a few days ; I hope your problem gets resolved.

#22
embe said... Speaking of Windows Phone app, it'd be great if you could make it more complex with review enable with some scripts for example like an android app enables you to.
 Hi embe,

Do you mean being able to review, or take lessons from within the app ? 
I don't want users to avoid logging in to wanikani's website. But, maybe including a web browser view within the app could make it possible... I'll take a look.

#23

Hey Jalayn, great app but I think it really has more potential! I’d LOVE it if you could include all of wanikani within the app itself just like the iOS Allicrab and WaniKani for Android apps. Being consolidated into one app would prove to be a bit more useful (in my eyes) and would reduce clutter (althought it’s minimal currently). 
For instance, as I’ve been reviewing (I’ve got over 1k because I burned myself out and now the number seems insurmountable) in the midst of reviewing via WaniKani it keeps alerting me that I still have reviews. I’d hope, if it was consolidated into one app that it could fix this.


#24
fallrisk said... Hey Jalayn, great app but I think it really has more potential! I'd LOVE it if you could include all of wanikani within the app itself just like the iOS Allicrab and WaniKani for Android apps. Being consolidated into one app would prove to be a bit more useful (in my eyes) and would reduce clutter (althought it's minimal currently). 
For instance, as I've been reviewing (I've got over 1k because I burned myself out and now the number seems insurmountable) in the midst of reviewing via WaniKani it keeps alerting me that I still have reviews. I'd hope, if it was consolidated into one app that it could fix this.
 Hi @fallrisk,

Thanks for the support. You are absolutely right that it could be extended!
I first wanted to release a working version of the app with the minimal features I find useful/cool (live tiles and notifications). 
My free time is limited but I will try to add a few things here and there whenever possible.

Again, thanks for the support !

Jalayn

#25

Thanks for checking it out.

I’ve installed this on my laptop I’ll be taking to University with me (Win10), would it be possible to have an option to run on startup and possibly minimize down to the taskbar? I find the notification really useful in pushing myself but have a problem with cluttering.


#26

That’s amazing! Thank you vary much for putting the time and effort into this!

Is there any chance for a Windows Phone version at all? :stuck_out_tongue:


#27
Riari said... Thanks for checking it out.

I've installed this on my laptop I'll be taking to University with me (Win10), would it be possible to have an option to run on startup and possibly minimize down to the taskbar? I find the notification really useful in pushing myself but have a problem with cluttering.
Hi @Riari,

Minimizing down to the taskbar is something I can take a look at. 
Regarding the notifications, you don't need to run (open it) the app at all. The notifications are pushed by a background task, and the background task is registered in the system as long as the app is installed. Check it out, but normally, you should receive notifications without launching the app.

#28
rrdiei said... That's amazing! Thank you vary much for putting the time and effort into this!

Is there any chance for a Windows Phone version at all? :P
Thanks @rrdiei!

There is a change of it happening, more so when I know that there are way more Windows Phone users than I expected ;-)
The truth is I did not start any work at all on the Phone version, but the app is built on an "universal app" foundation, which means I can reuse at least 80% of the code. What is left is some plumbing and ... creating the UI.

Whenever possible, I'll take a look at it.

Thanks again for your kind words !

#29

That sounds great, I’m unable to use my laptop due to lack of a charger right now and I only set it up to run as I have to conserve battery for a few days. Knowing that it runs in a background app is great as the notification is really useful.