Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Recent Updates

Hello everyone,

I just updated the app in the Android Market.  New additions include a menu, a page to search the example sentences and a page to look at JLPT vocabulary lists.

If you hit the menu button, you should see the new menu with four buttons.

Use the Search Usagi button to get to the regular search page.  If you search by English, the search is now case insensitive.

The Search Sentences button will bring you to a page that lets you search the example searches.  You should be able to search Japanese or (case insensitive) English.

The Kanji button will bring you to a page that will let you view a list of Kanji for each (old) JLPT level.

The About button doesn't do anything :)

That's about it for now.  I've still got a few things I'd like to add.  I hope you find it useful.


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Usagi Dictionary

Hello everyone,

This is the first post on the site, so Welcome! to any of the 60, or so, people who have downloaded Usagi so far and are visiting this page.

I wrote the app to learn a little about Android and because one of my classmates only had an Android phone and couldn't use Kotoba! on the iPhone.

If anyone has used Kotoba! on the iPhone, you'll see that Usagi is based on (okay, maybe totally ripped-off) Kotoba!  This is because I use Kotoba! almost every day and I think it's the best Japanese-English dictionary available.

I plan to make a few more improvements to Usagi to make it offer almost the same functionality as Kotoba!  If any of you have any requests for features or enhancements, please send me an email.  I don't plan to add the multi-radical lookup because I've never found it particularly useful.

Thanks and good luck with your Japanese.