End of Free Trial (For real this time) and W8 Version

So, to my embarrassment, I have to say that you’ve gotta love version control. It messed something up (won’t go into details and bore you) so that everyone has been getting the free version for the past month. I hope you guys have enjoyed the app! But, it is fixed now.

However, I do have actual good news. I had previously made the Windows 8 version of the app and almost finished it, but I wanted to make the app universal and better designed; however, since I am now employed full time, that will take forever. So, I’m working on finishing up the Windows 8 version of the app and publishing it to you guys. A lot of work has gone in to it, so the plan for now is that, if you have purchased the phone or Windows 8 version, the other one will only cost $2. Why? Simply, it was not a quick or easy port. It took a lot of time to do, so I’d like to get a little something for it, since I don’t get any money from the ads. I host ads for apps in exchange for having my app advertised.

Here’s a screen shot of the home screen:

Hope you guys enjoy!

I Goofed

Hey guys,

As the title suggests, I goofed. For the past week, I gave every new downloader full access to the app.

What I did was change my trial checking code while testing something and forgot to change it back, so all new downloaders got the whole app for free!
So, if you guys could do me a favor by reviewing and recommending the app to your friends and on your social networks, I’d really appreciate it. As a side note, you can share words, phrases, kanji, and dictionary entries; check out the menu options for those sections (or hold gesture for the dictionary).

Thanks a bunch guys!

v5.7.3 is available

Hello everyone!

I would like to thank you all for using Japanese Hub and for leaving such wonderful reviews.

Updates
I recently received word that there was an error on a couple of Katakana, so I’ve updated the database. The only issue is that it requires a re-install in order to get the new information. If you would like to have your progress and study list saved, just sign in and give the app a minute to sync (I don’t use any of your personal information, just a unique ID for syncing).

The reason that you need to do a reinstall is that the app can’t actually work with a database file that is shipped with it, so it needs to work with a copy. I plan to do updates in the future over the web, like how syncing is done; unfortunately, working full time now has limited my ability to make updates.

Please continue to send me your suggestions and feedback; thank you all for using Japanese Hub.

You can get Japanese Hub Free WP8 here.
Japanese Hub WP8
I will update the WP7 version soon!

Redoing the app, the right way this time

Hey guys,

I can’t thank you enough for reading these posts and being a part of the app with me.

I’m sure that some of you have noticed that when you leave the app for a while and come back, it somethings crashes. I’ve been working on fixing this issue, but because I wasn’t as good of a programmer when I wrote the app, making the fixes is a bit difficult. But hey, those initial 15 months of development helped make me a better programmer.

So, what I’m going to do is rewrite the app and make the code more modular in a sense so that different duties are better separated and change the database to optimize it and make it like what’s traditionally used in WP8, Win8, iOS, and Android. The app is currently using an outdated version that was used with WP7.

This will make it easier to add features or make changes and will likely result in better performance (though I don’t know how much faster it will be because I did a ton of things to get things on screen faster).

I haven’t forgotten about you guys and I read every email on my phone that you guys send me.

Breaks in latest update

Hello everyone,

I’ve gotten some messages from some of you stating that you are not able to get into the lessons in the latest update. I’m terribly sorry for the inconvenience that I’ve caused you and I hope to have a fix uploaded today. In the mean time, if you haven’t downloaded the update yet, don’t do it. I’m really sorry!

Updates for 2.7.1/5.7.1

Hello everyone!

Thanks to your feedback, I’ve mode some stroke order corrections to the Hiragana section. The bad news is that, due to the fact that a database file can’t be used, but rather a copy must be made first, this change won’t be seen in your app unless you uninstall and reinstall. However, the good news is that, if you sign in using your Microsoft login, your progress and settings will be saved (for WP8 only Sad smile , sorry guys!).

I also fixed a bug that would say that there’s a new blog post when there isn’t one.

I’m still working on the bug where the lesson page will crash after the phone has been in standby for a while. I hope to have it fixed soon.

Thank you all for your continued feedback! arigatou gozaimasu yo!