Japanese Flash, the Apple iOS platform vocabulary study tool, on Monday updated on the App Store. The new version integrates the popular Twitter platform, allowing students to share words, and improves the program's example sentences with cross-referenced words.
"We want to create the best social learning tool out there. Now, when you see an interesting word while studying, you can 'tweet' it - adding a comment if you choose - and it will be instantly visible to the Japanese Flash community on Twitter. Our long-term goal is to create a community of students helping each other learn," said Ross Sharrott, co-founder of Long Weekend LLC, makers of Japanese Flash.
Japanese Flash comes preloaded with over 180 study sets at all levels, letting students focus on vocabulary for their level. Users can also build study sets using the 149,000+ word built-in Japanese-English dictionary.
The app costs USD $7.99, or 900 yen, and can be found at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/japanese-flash/id367216357?mt=8.
Long Weekend aims to create an entire toolkit for Japanese learners. Rikai Browser for iPad, which translates words on Japanese websites instantaneously, released last month. "Casual or serious, or somewhere in between, we want to make learning more fun, and we want people to get more out of the time they put in studying," Sharrott said.© Japan Today