When I originally released the Jalup App on the iPhone store, I added something to the intro post that didn’t please a lot of people: “The Jalup App requires new purchases, even if you’ve already bought the content on Anki or Jalup NEXT.”
My reason (which is still very true) was that as one person doing this all by himself, I need the extra support to continue doing everything (while trying not to spread myself any thinner than I already am). I want this to be awesome, and increased sales allow this to happen.
However, I’ve decided to change this policy for two reasons.
I think it gave the wrong impression
You see a required re-purchase, and you think to yourself “Adam, C’mon!” I don’t expect people to know the business situation behind Jalup, regardless of how tough it is. However, I love the support that everyone on this site has given me over the years. Especially those that have purchased any Jalup products. It’s the only thing that has allowed me to grow everything into what it is today. I want to show my appreciation to all of you and that message wasn’t coming through enough.
I want more people using the app
If I was in your shoes, and had already bought and was using Next or Anki, I probably wouldn’t buy another app, no matter how good it was. In order to make this app better and better every day, I need more people using it, giving me feedback, telling me what they like and don’t. Feature suggestions, requests, etc. It would be great to have the people who know the most about the way the Jalup system works testing it out.
How this will work
Because this is through the app store, it is a little bit more complicated than the way I converted Anki to NEXT users. So please read the below to make sure you are eligible, and you fully understand the terms.
1. This offer is for anyone who has purchased Jalup NEXT or Anki before the app was released (June 13, 2018).
Giving away promotional material within app can’t be exchanged for any sort of compensation. Your purchases of Jalup NEXT or Anki before this date have nothing to do with the Jalup App (it didn’t exist at the time). You were buying a different product.
Receiving a free promotion code is because I want you to try and test out the app, and you are particularly qualified because you are a former customer of Jalup, and know everything about it.
2. This offer is only for those who have purchased a package (or equivalent) before the above date. There are no individual stages on the Jalup App.
3. Restarting Progress
You’ll have to restart your progress from scratch. However, with the Jalup App, it is very easy to edit your progress. While it won’t be 100% accurate, you can create your own intervals. If you are an Anki user and want to get fancy, you can actually download your database and convert the exact progress stats for your entire deck.
The easiest way to do this is:
- Download DB Browser for SQLite (https://sqlitebrowser.org/)
- Put the Anki collection folder into this application
- Go to browse data > Notes > then export this.
- Copy and paste the correct fields from the Anki Collection into the Jalup App .csv file you export. Use https://github.com/ankidroid/Anki-Android/wiki/Database-Structure and https://gist.github.com/sartak/3921255 for reference on what is what.
4. Promo codes expiration date
Your promo code will have an expiration date (at most 28 days) in the e-mail your receive. Please use it before the date listed in the e-mail, as repeat codes will not be sent out.
I don’t think this will be an issue, but there is an Apple limit on the amount of promo codes allowed. If it goes beyond this limit, you will have to wait till the next version of the app.
Request your promotion code
Assuming you agree with the above, and you are interested in trying out the Jalup App, here’s what to do:
- Send me a direct e-mail (you should have the address from your receipt), copy and pasting the below into your email:
This promotional code is redeemable only on the iTunes Store and expires on the date provided to me. Requires an iTunes account, subject to prior acceptance of license and usage terms. To open an account you must be above the age of 13 and in United States. Compatible software and hardware, and internet access (fees may apply) required. Not for resale. Full terms apply; see www.apple.com/legal/itunes/ww/. For more information, see www.apple.com/support/. This app is provided to you by Japanese Level Up LLC.
Then add in the following to your email somewhere above or below it:
I agree to the terms of using this promotional code. As a former Jalup customer, I want to try out and test the new app “Jalup” on the App Store.
Then request which decks you want to try out. Attach the receipts to prove you were a Jalup customer (before the Jalup App came into existence), so I know what you have experience with. You will receive promo codes which will allow you to download the in app purchases for free.
I hope you enjoy the app and it continues to help you with your Japanese. Remember, in trying out the app, please leave feedback (by app store review or direct email). It is much appreciated!
Founder of Jalup. iOS Software Engineer. Former attorney, translator, and interpreter. Still watching 月曜から夜ふかし weekly since 2013.