Japanese Flash, a new language learning application for Apple iPhone and iPod Touch users, has been released on the Apple App Store. The tool combines the concept of a dictionary with a flash card system, a highly valuable tool for students of Japanese.
The uniquely named "Long Weekend" is run by three foreigners based in Tokyo. They developed the application after finding there were no satisfying solutions in this space. “No one out there was making Japanese language learning fun. We took the best elements of existing apps, then we made it more fun and accessible. We ended up creating something new that helps you improve your Japanese vocabulary quickly,” said Paul Chapman, one of "Long Weekend’s" two Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level 1 certificate holders.
Japanese Flash comes preloaded with over 180 study sets, allowing users to focus their study habits on vocabulary relevant to their current focus. Users can also create their own study sets out of the 145,000+ word built-in Japanese-English dictionary, something no other app under $10 currently offers.
Japanese Flash debuts at USD $6.99, or 800 yen, and can be found at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/japanese-flash/id367216357?mt=8© Japan Today