Archive for July, 2009

Xiao CiDian Air 1.1 Release

Saturday, July 18th, 2009 | News | No Comments

Coming out hot on the heals of the 1.0 release of the Adobe Air version of 小词典 is version 1.1.

My wife felt a bit ill today, so our weekend outing was cut a bit short. While she was recovering, I occupied myself by adding a few often asked for features to 小词典-气. They are:

  • Traditional character display, and searching.

  • Hiding of the HSK level.

  • Check for auto update every time the app launches.

  • Bit more feed back when the app is searching

You can toggle the new settings by clicking on the “Preferences” button on the bottom right in the application. The new preferences screen looks like the following:

Picture 1-17

You can get the new version by clicking on the install badge on the right side of the home page or if you are patient your app will likely auto update in 5 days.


Xiao CiDian Air 1.0 Release

Friday, July 10th, 2009 | News | 2 Comments

I am happy to announce the release of Xiao CiDian Air 1.0 (小词典-气).

Picture 1-15 Xiao CiDian Air is a port of the iPhone version of Xiao CiDian to Adobe Air. Adobe Air is a way to write applications so that they can run on many different types of computers – Mac, Windows and Linux.

What this means in the real world is that you can run Xiao CiDian Air on any modern computer – Ubuntu Linux, Mac OS X, and even Windows (there are rumors that Adobe Air will run on the next generation of cell phones too).

Picture 3-5 The boon for my study is that Xiao CiDian Air the fuzzy pinyin searching to my desktop. So I can now search using things like “mei-” when I forget tones.

It has the large character view like the iPhone as well, and since it’s on the desktop copy and paste work – an added bonus.

To download Xiao CiDian Air, just click on the “Install Now” badge on the home page.