Archive for April, 2009

Release 1.3.2 has been appstore rejected

Sunday, April 19th, 2009 | News | 21 Comments

Just a quick note to let everyone know that 1.3.2 has been rejected from the appstore because it has the ability to define curse words.

It would appear that Apple doesn’t care that the current version already does (and has always done) that, and they don’t seem to mind that the dictionary application defines curse words – that application is ok in their eyes for some unknown reason.

I am not going to limit 小词典’s functionality for no reason. Words are words. Every dictionary that I’ve ever used has defined curse words as evident by the approved app.

It looks like 1.3 will have been the final version of this application, and to be frank, I am tired of the drama with Apple’s AppStore. I just want to write software, but this seems to be the wrong platform to do that on.

I had a lot of plans for this appliction, but I am throwing in the towel. There are several other Chinese dictionary apps on the app store, and I recommend you switch to using one of those.

Thank you for using 小词典 on the iPhone, and I am deeply sorry for the on again off again nature of this project. When I have actual control of my projects, they are managed far better than this.

iPhone Xiao CiDian 1.3.2 Release

Friday, April 10th, 2009 | News | No Comments

I’ve just finished uploading the new version of 小词典 to the App Store. Pending any unforeseen problems, you should be seeing the update pretty soon.

Aside from several bug fixes in the new release there is one new feature. Here is a quick movie showing the feature: