Archive for January, 2009

Demo of Xiao CiDian 1.3

Saturday, January 24th, 2009 | News | No Comments

The next iteration of 小词典, version 1.3, has been submitted to the AppStore for approval. The major new feature in this version is vastly improved search.

Here is a movie of how it works:

(For the astute, the current version is 1.1, and this jump is to 1.3. I had some internal builds that didn’t make the cut for 1.2, and I just wanted to bring everything up to a matching version release. I’ve changed the process a bit so this shouldn’t happen again.)

Xiao CiDian 1.1 and 1.2

Sunday, January 18th, 2009 | News | No Comments


It’s almost time for my 汉语 classes to start up again. I am trying to get the new 1.2 version done before class starts, but I don’t think I’ll make it. 下星期一我的汉语课开始。

I submitted version 1.1 to Apple a few weeks ago, but I made some interface guideline booboos, and had to fix them. It’s back in Apple’s review process now so hopefully you’ll get that update soon.

I really dig the 1.2 development version. It’s had a lot of work on the searching logic, and it works very well. I can’t wait to put it out, but it needs quite a bit more testing.

I am still working on the new yet-to-be-talked-about features, but I might hold those back until 1.3 because I am in love with the new search and want you to have it :).

Ok, off to bed now.