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Kana Kanji Funtime

Kana Kanji FuntimeTwo things. First, I just finished/added a new app, check it out in iTunes: Kana Kanji Funtime. The goal with Kana Kanji Funtime was to create a fun and casual app that I (and others) could use to quickly quiz my kanji knowledge in a way that wouldn’t require actually sitting down and studying. It helps to mix things up from time to time and I think this is definitely more exciting than just drilling with flashcards. In the least, its a way to have preset goals to achieve and it encourages me to try to beat my previous high score. Anyway, I’ve been enjoying it and I hope you will too.

Second, a quick update on other things. There are some big updates coming to the other apps. Specifically, Learning Japanese and the Japanese Alphabet Study Guide. I don’t want to get into details, but I will say this – the plan is to convert both apps to universal binaries that will allow them to properly scale for the iPad. That is, after you download the version 2.0 updates, the apps will work natively on the iPad. I can’t commit to a timeline just yet, but I may post screenshots in the near future to show progress.

As always, thanks for reading.


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I encountered this weird PHP error today; if it happens to you it’s probably because you forgot to declare a variable by leaving off the ‘$’ prefix (e.g., ‘myVar’ instead of ‘$myVar’). More info here:

Obviously, it’s a fairly cryptic error message; albeit its cause is simple to resolve. It is exactly these types of things that makes it easier to understand why so many developers dislike PHP – it doesn’t keep me from using it though.