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:

Xiao CiDian 1.3 on the AppStore

Sunday, February 1st, 2009 | News | No Comments

Just a quick note: 小词典 version 1.3 is now on the AppStore!

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.


XiaoCiDian 1.2

Saturday, December 13th, 2008 | News | 5 Comments

A big 谢谢 to everyone who has purchased a copy of XiaoCiDian from the AppStore. It has already out performed my expectations!

I also appreciate all the feedback I’ve been getting from the application. I wanted to let everyone know that 1.2 is currently in the works with some mild improvements, bug fixes, and the newest CC-CEDICT dictionary. On top of the 1.2 update, I’ve branched the code and started working on some new features – I am going to keep what they are close to the vest for now though.

On top of the iPhone update, I’ve also updated the desktop versions to the newest CC-CEDICT (2008-12-12 currently). You can download them by clicking on the right side bar on this site. The versions are now 小词典 1.2 and 小词典-英文 1.2Beta.

For those who have asked, you can support this project by purchasing the iPhone application.

Thanks again and 学快乐!