Decent Its a decent app but all you're really doing is memorizing the symbols. For this to be effective it needs a few things. One thing that most people overlook on learning a different language is the vowels and sound of the letters themselves. Needs a voice imputed and native speaker option along with a romanji option so people can get an idea of what the word actually is.
Lacking voice I really like the interface simple and informative, would give 5 star if there's voice example
Thanks! Simple, useful, free, with no ads and no permissions~ just awesome :) I do wish the question text was bigger; the bolded kanji can be hard to read at that size. But whatever, great app!
Mixture of correct and incorrect Some of the kanji shown with the vocab words are incredibly outdated or just not used. For example, for "kuru" ( to come) an alternate kanji is provided that hasnt been used since the early 1900s, according to my mom, a native japanese speaker. Also, some of the readings are wrong, like at one point they put kanata instead of heta, as well as the wrong meaning. The meaning and reading shown may be correct, but the kanji wasnt. It works, but the amount of errors makes me a little wary while using it.
Good, has some flaws though I really appreciate your efforts. Application is really useful and fun. However, extra kanjis which you provided are both useless and confusing. Some of words even hasn't kanjis in modern Japanese (like あなた). Also you should try to improve the UI, like an instant on/off switch for furigana. Please don't take it wrong and this comment shouldn't discourage you. Much appreciated.
Great app - just a couple of suggestions First off...this is a great app. One of the best I've found for quizzing vocab, kanji, etc. Thanks Only a few suggestions: When using the "Train (Japanese answers)" mode it would be nice if the hiragana was smaller (or a lighter gray) or the kanji for the words was larger (or a red/blue, something else). I find that as I'm quizzing the words my eyes tend to gravitate toward the easier hiragana, instead of trying to learn to read the full word. Altering the text size/color a bit would help you look at the regular reading first, and then you could always read the hiragana if needed. Another thing i would like to see is an option to mark a word "memorized." That way you could mark a word that you don't want to see again. I find that there are many i know very well, and it would be nice to just exclude them from the quizzes. Being able to pull up a list of "memorized" words would also be good, because you could occassionaly review words you know well.
Kotoba-chan is now open-source!
As I do not have time for development I am opening up the project. Feel free to make changes to the code/database!