New Language Lu web-based version now available to learn languages. Right now only English as the native language and Chinese Mandarin as the foreign language is available but more languages and functionality are to come. In the mean time, download the app (currently only available on Android)! ;-]
New Language Lu 2.6.3 version released on Google Play Store. Lots of changes in this release that will hopefully give a better experience using the app. Please check it out and share the URL Language Lu if you know others wanting to learn Chinese, French, Japanese, etc.
Language Lu version 2.6.1 has been released on Google Play and Slideme markets with Chinese Android markets coming in the next few days.
Several bugs were fixed as well as minor interface redesign of the Settings view. Other minor interface enhancements were done as well. Please see the full update list below. Please report any bugs or feature requests on this blog or email at 88depot1 AT gmail DOT com – Thank you!
Updates for 2.6.1:
– Now after entering text to translate the keyboard is switched off to show translation so users do not have to scroll down in crowded window space
– Modified background color slightly to be lighter so there is more contract with text, buttons, an d other elements.
– Fixed tablet styling on language guide categories so that they are now centered vertically
– Fixed rare cause of bug crash when trying to download a language pack when already on the phrases
– Fixed app to cancel downloading language pack when app is closed
– Fixed tablet styling on Translate screen such that language selection items are now larger
– Restyled all language selection dropdown to use larger country icons for easier selection
Interestingly, Steve Wozniak (Apple co-founder) recently proclaimed he’s now a Xiaomi user. Xiaomi, the Chinese cell phone manufacture and producer of the awesome MIUI Android-based ROM, has grown rapidly in the last year with 18.7 million sales last year (2013). The MIUI skin on Android is very slick and to see Steve Wozniak agree really gives credibility to Xiaomi’s efforts at disrupting the mobile scene with its low cost hardware and awesome skinned Android ROM.
For those without Google Play Market installed on their Android device, or if you just want to use a different Android market, Language Lu is now listed on SlideMe.org. Download it here.
Learning categories include: Greetings, Directions, People, Places, Date and Time, Numbers.
Features language Quiz which allows you to select quiz questions from all learning categories, or narrow your focus and select an individual category. Select 10 or 20 questions for a quick quiz – or 50 questions if you are ready to be challenged.