Check here for important updates about what is going on at Jalup!


October 7, 2019

iOS 1.5.3 released

– Fixed issue that caused a crash when trying to save kanji or kana to photo library.
– Fixed issue that caused Listen mode to crash for users with iOS 13.1+

September 19, 2019

iOS 1.5.2 & Android 1.4.3 released for Jalup app

iOS

– Fixed an issue where using kanji assist from a card that had left/right arrows caused those arrows to be displaced when returning from that kanji assist link.
– There are some kanji in the sentence decks that are not found in Kanji Kingdom due to their rarity. If one of these kanji is tapped on from Kanji Assist, the appropriate message is now given.

Android 

– Fix issue where freezing the last card of a review session. The session is supposed to end, but instead it restarted the session of already reviewed cards.
– Fixed an issue where using kanji assist from a card that had left/right arrows caused those arrows to be displaced when returning from that kanji assist link.
– There are some kanji in the sentence decks that are not found in Kanji Kingdom due to their rarity. If one of these kanji is tapped on from Kanji Assist, the appropriate message is now given.
– When resetting Kana Conqueror, the display text in the verification message was saying “Jalup Beginner.”

September 15, 2019

– Jalup Champion (Anki) is now available as a package in the Item Store
– There is an issue currently being fixed in the Jalup app where back/forth card arrows are sometimes misaligned.
– Some other small Jalup app issues are being fixed as well.

September 2, 2019

iOS 1.5.1 and Android 1.4.2 released

– Fixed a large number of user-reported typos across all decks. These include card links, missing or incorrect furigana, kana or kanji typos, and other minor things. Also changed 3 kanji kingdom keywords that were discovered to be duplicates (the duplicates of origin, nail, fierce are now initial, finger-nail, ferocious).
– Fixed issue where searching for a card -> tapping a link -> closing the link allowed you to Learn the card despite being in Search mode.
– On combined reviews fixed issue where sometimes extra space would be shown on kanji kingdom cards.

August 20, 2019

iOS 1.5.0 and Android 1.4.1 released

New Feature: Kanji Assist.

From the user settings, you can now link up Kanji Kingdom with all the other decks. While activated, a list of tappable kanji will appear at the bottom of every sentence card. You are limited to 5 kanji assists every 12 hours. This is intentional to keep you from over-relying on English.

Think of them as a special weapon you should only use when you absolutely need to. If you want more, you’ll have to go through the more time-consuming search feature.

August 11, 2019

I’ve been working on a major new feature update for iOS and Android. It’s a very experimental feature, which I think is going to be a major boost to your studying. But because of that I’ve been running through a lot of iterations of it to make sure it works well in the intended way. It’ll be worth the wait  :)

July 28, 2019

iOS 1.4.9 & Android 1.4.0 Released!

Both

– New feature: “Ranged Listening” You can now choose a set of specific cards from a deck you want to listen to when you enter the media player.

Android

– Added to Listen Mode: 10 Stories and 31 Situations (Beginner and Intermediate), with audio and text. Samples are available for free users – the rest are included on a purchase of Jalup Beginner and/or Intermediate.

iOS

– Fixed issue that was adding extra zeroes to card stat accuracy.

July 14, 2019

iOS 1.4.8 & Android 1.3.1 Released!

– New Feature: Interval adjustments on a per card basis. A long tap on the red button gives you a shorter correct interval. Long tap on green button gives you a longer correct interval. This gives you more precision control over your reviews for those who prefer more choices. This keeps 2 buttons, but allows for 4 choices.
– Bug fix: Freezing a card was sending the due date display (and display only) of that card to the next one.

July 2, 2019

iOS 1.4.7 & Android 1.3.0 released!

Both

– New button display option – card stats
– Kanji Kingdom now has the empty space removed at the bottom where the sound buttons were.
– Fix issue: Flip -> card X -> Undo wasn’t showing original card’s due date

Android

– Card peek functionality added (swipe left and right on cards)
– Fix issue: Flip -> Card Check -> Undo was sometimes freezing the flip button

iOS

– Fix issue: Timer set for Incorrect/Correct buttons -> card swipe resulted in “will review/reviewed” reverting to “flip”

June 27, 2019

Android 1.2.7 Released

– User notes feature added. You can now add, edit, backup and remove personalized user notes to all of your cards. They can also be edited from your backup sheet.
– Freeze now requires a verification tap, to prevent mistakenly freezing a card.
– Temporarily removed checkmark accuracy functionality. Location of this will be changed.

June 20, 2019

iOS 1.4.6 & Android 1.2.6 Released

– New learned cards for users with the Once Daily setting will now appear under reviews immediately, and not the following day.
– Once daily users – cards remaining count wasn’t decreasing when X button pressed.
– Jalup Hero Audio Fix.

June 11, 2019

iOS 1.4.5 & Android 1.2.5 Released!

Both

– Added “Back-link” functionality. Up until now, you could only close out a card link. This was inconvenient when you had already tapped multiple links and only wanted to go back one link in your “linking dive.” The back button now takes you back one link, and the close button has the original functionality.
– Listen mode multiple repeat function added. You can now have a card automatically repeated up to 4 times before it moves on to the next one to give you extra speaking practice. Tap on the repeat beat multiple times to choose the new setting. This can now also be combined with the random button.

Android

– Fixed issue where tapping Learned & Reviewed Today cards was bringing up the wrong cards.
– Fixed issue where tutorial might start when accessing a card from your journey or doing a search.
– Fixed issue where undo was saying still on a tutorial.

June 5, 2019

Big new feature update.

Android 1.2.4

– Add in new question mark button on home screen that allows access to the Jalup Guidebook (and FAQ), or to ask a question or send a feature request
– Undo functionality added to Learn and Review. Long tap (press and hold for a second) on the card number to undo the last card. This can’t be used consecutively for multiple cards in a row or during a tutorial.
– During deck download there is now a progress meter that shows your download and a warning not to leave the app while making the download (this causes an interruption).
– Fixed: Freezing a card while flipped was disabling the Flip button for the next card
– Fixed: Freezing a card while button displayed remaining cards didn’t lower the remaining card count.

iOS 1.4.4

– Added in new question mark button on home screen that allows access to the Jalup Guidebook (and FAQ), or to ask a question or send a feature request
– Undo functionality added to Learn and Review. Long tap (press and hold for a second) on the card number to undo the last card. This can’t be used consecutively for multiple cards in a row or during a tutorial. Note: a normal press will return you to the home screen.
– Tapping on the card number (top left) while a link is open will now close the link.
– Cleaned up the top of Learn/Review
– Fix: Freezing a card while button displayed remaining cards didn’t lower the remaining card count or Monster Review count.

May 28, 2019

Android 1.2.3 released. Big catch-up update!

– Card Freeze Function added (won’t appear in Learn/Review or Listen)
– Card Star Function added (save to look at later)
– Search for starred or frozen cards through the search function
– You can now tap on a card from search to access that card
– You can now tap on a card from your journey to access that card
– When you download a deck, your download progress is shown

May 22, 2019

iOS 1.4.2 and Android 1.2.2 update

– Jalup Hero has been added! 1,000 new cards to power up your Japanese. As always, the upgrade is free for Maximum Package owners.
– Fixed linking and furigana errors. As always, please continue sending new ones when you discover them.
– Fixed an issue with some definitions displaying strangely on search.

If you plan on getting the maximum package (or upgrading yours), make sure to update the app first!

May 11th, 2019

While not finished just yet, the next update will add the long awaited Jalup Hero deck to both Android and iOS.

May 4th, 2019

Android 1.2.1 and iOS 1.4.1 released, fixing the bugs discussed below. It should appear on the App Store and Google Play shortly.

May 4th, 2019

Important bug updates for iOS and Android (Partially) coming soon.

iOS Only

1. Due Date Display Issue

With the new Button Display Settings, a bug was discovered where in Reviews, the Due dates are showing the same for all the cards. Whatever the first card’s due date – the other cards inherit.

I’m working on the fix now, and it should be updated on the App store in the next few days.

However, two things about this bug:

  • This isn’t actually changing the dates that are saved. It is only a display issue. All due date intervals are properly being calculated and saved.
  • There is an easy temporary fix – set either the incorrect button or flip button to the due date display. The bug is only on the correct button display.

2. Dark Mode Sound Icon Issue

If you are using the app in dark mode, the sound icon is showing as a period. Temporarily you have two options: disable dark mode or just tap on the period.

iOS and Android

Both versions have an issue where if you finish the reviews in a session, and you start reviewing through the cards marked wrong, the first card marked wrong inherits the last card’s due date. Same issue as above, and this doesn’t actually affect the due date calculation and saving, just what is displayed.

I apologize for any inconvenience this is causing you.

May 3rd, 2019

Big simultaneous feature update for both versions. See more information here.

Jalup iOS 1.4.0

Added in a new Button Display Setting which allows you to customize your Learn, Flip, Incorrect and Correct buttons. This comes with the ability to:

1. Set multiple different study timers (even simultaneously)
2. Show remaining reviews
3. Set a number of cards you want to review in a session, and display that as you review
4. Show the due date of a card
5. Show nothing at all on a button

– Also, increased the size of the buttons, and increased the tap area around the sound buttons in Learn and Review.

Jalup Android 1.2.0

– Decreased by half the time it takes to install/restore decks.

– Added in a new Button Display Setting which allows you to customize your Learn, Flip, Incorrect and Correct buttons. This comes with the ability to:

1. Set multiple different study timers (even simultaneously)
2. Show remaining reviews
3. Set a number of cards you want to learn or review in a session, and display that as study
4. Show the due date of a card
5. Show nothing at all on a button

April 25, 2019

Android 1.1.9 released – Very important bug fixes (please update asap)

1) All new users (or anyone who did a fresh install) from the 1.1.8 update on April 17 had a double Jalup Expert Sample added by mistake (the same 100 cards twice). If you installed during this time, you may need to backup, reinstall and import your progress to fix this.
2) Rotating the screen just as you are ending vacation mode added 50 years to all your reviews
3) Importing your progress wasn’t displaying the xp points properly on the home screen.

April 21, 2019

A bug was found on the Android version of the app. Where if you rotate the screen just as you are ending vacation mode, it adds 50 years to all your reviews (technically 18,003 days).

This will be fixed in the next Android update. As well as the ability to restore your XP points on an import. Your xp points are still currently saved the way it is now, but it just isn’t importing it yet.

If for some reason you trigger this bug, you can subtract around 18,003 days from Column C in order to get back to your previous numbers.  Just make sure to remove the +0000 first from Column C, then create a new column with a formula of  =C1 – 18,003. Put this on all rows in this new column. Then move this column in place of column C, deleting the new temporary column just used. Then import.

April 17, 2019

Jalup Android 1.1.8 released

1. Tutorial System Added to guide new users. Current users on this update will have tutorials in “finished” mode by default. You can restore a tutorial by resetting a deck.
2. New Setting: Kanji Kingdom Display
3. New Setting: Dark Mode
4. New Setting: “Very Long” added to intervals.
5. Listening to cards now earns xp points, and very slightly raises a card’s multiplier
6. New Users now get an intro splash screen to help guide them where to start.

Jalup iOS 1.3.4 released

– The Dark Mode setting now works on Listening as well
– Minor improvements

April 15, 2019

Almost finished with a very large Android update and a minor iOS update. It took a bit longer than expected.

April 1, 2019

iOS 1.3.3 released:

– You can now tap on cards from Search or Today’s Learned & Reviewed to access the actual card.
– In order to copy and paste a sentence from Learned & Reviewed, you now have to tap and hold for a second.
– Search shows more clearly that “All” and “Owned” are buttons that can be pressed.

Android 1.1.7 released:

– New search feature! Search through all your cards (and narrow down the search by deck or whether you own or have learned the cards)
– Spread out icons on home toolbar to make access to them easier.

Mar 22, 2019

Jalup Android Update that will be released later today (1.1.5) to address an issue with your Total Study Time:

Study time (the amount of time you spend learning/reviewing each card) wasn’t adding properly. This caused your “Total Study Time” on Lifetime Totals to occasionally go down instead of up and to incorrectly report to your actual total study time. If you feel like you have studied a lot more in total than this number, this was the reason. From this fix, all time will be accurately added. This didn’t affect the intervals or due dates of your reviews – only your app use time.

Mar 21, 2019

Big Android Update for 1.1.4 released!

– Can now reset decks on an individual basis (or reset all of them at once)
– Added in an “Accuracy Checkmark” that displays as green when a card’s accuracy is above 75%, and white when below.
– Tap on your Level Icon from the Home Screen to access useful data about your progress (“Your Journey”)
– From “Your Journey” added in:
* Total Study Time
* Total Cards Learned
* Total Cards Reviewed
* Furthest Review Date
* Reviews due forecast for the next 7 days
* Learned & Reviewed cards today

Mar. 12, 2019

Jalup iOS 1.3.2 and Jalup Android 1.1.3 released!

First simultaneous release of the same feature, and it should make life easier for everyone. It removes the import requirement that the rows of the backup and current database be the same. This allows for more flexibility with editing and uploading your import.

Please note that if your row count is different, it will take longer to import (because it is analyzing the whole database against your .csv. But as long as you have a full row  of data, you can add as little or as many rows of data as you want at once.

Mar. 9, 2019

Jalup iOS 1.3.1 released!

– Added Dark Mode (from Settings)


– Added Reviews Due Forecast for Next Week (Above Today’s Learned/Reviewed Cards)

– Fixed issue where under Lifetime Totals, Learned was also being Added to Reviewed.

Mar. 5, 2019

Jalup Android 1.1.2 released!

– New Setting: Trickle vs Once Daily. Control how your due reviews come in.
– New Setting: Vacation Mode. Take a vacation without worrying about a mountain of reviews due on your return.

Mar. 1, 2019

  • Jalup Champion Stage 2 released and sent to all people who supported it through the pre-order. If you made a pre-order and did not receive it, please contact me. It will be available for sale on the site sometime next week.
  • I’ll be slowly catching up on the backlog of emails (especially Jalup NEXT requests).|

Feb. 27, 2019

Had a medical emergency. I apologize for any delays this may cause.

  • There is a new release ready for iOS and Android waiting that add some cool new features. I will release it as soon as I have the time to handle any issues that might possibly arise from the update.
  • Jalup Champion Stage 2 is nearly finished but I still need to run a final check on the furigana.
  • Jalup Next to Jalup app conversion requests may be answered several days late.

Everything will be back to normal soon, but I appreciate you waiting.

Feb. 19, 2019

Jalup iOS 1.3.0 released:

– Fix Listen Tab issue where first track is lower than the rest
– Added in Very Long to Interval setting (250% Interval)

Feb. 15, 2019

Jalup Android 1.1.1 released!

As promised, it is a big update. It includes the immersion player found on the iOS version. Listen to and shadow all of your cards, at any time.

Feb. 12, 2019

1. Jalup Champion Stage 2 is currently in development
2.  Jalup Android 1.0.9 released. This is  another minor update release.

– Add date and time to jalupbackup.csv, so that it isn’t automatically overwritten when exported
– Allow for purchase of Maximum even if you’ve already purchased a lower deck first.
– Fixed issue that was showing some users as offline (making them unable to make purchases) when they were online.

3. Currently working on porting over one of the biggest features from the iOS version to the Android version. It has taken a long time to get it working well, which is why there has been a delay.

02/05/2019

Jalup iOS 1.2.2 released!

– New feature: User notes. From the checkmark in Learn or Review, use the note button to add whatever you want to your cards. This is saved in your progress, so from your backup sheet, your notes appear and are editable there. HTML input is allowed.
– Bug fix: swiping on combined reviews from a Kanji Kingdom card to non-Kanji Kingdom card carried over the kanji keyword.
– Bug fix: card peeking on pre-flipped review cards showed the sound icon (when it shouldn’t)
– Other minor improvements

See more info here.

02/03/2019

Jalup Android 1.0.8 Released – I wanted this to be a feature release, but there were a few issues I had to deal with first.

– Fixed an issue affecting some users who were trying to use the app without an internet connection, and having the app crash on them. If you try to access purchase/restore without a connection, you will also get a warning message now.
– Fixed an issue where an import with a mismatched row number caused the load message to get stuck.
– Other minor improvements

01/22/2019

Jalup Android 1.0.7 Released!

– Added Jalup Expert: 1,000 new J-J cards with native audio continuing off of Jalup Advanced.
– Added an “Upgrade” button from the in-app store. This allows anyone who already purchased Maximum to access the newer decks (like Expert)

Pre-orders for Jalup Champion begin.

01/19/2019

Android: the Expert update (similar to iOS) is near completion. Expect it sometime soon.

01/11/2019

It’s been about 3 years since I’ve updated the design of the Jalup blog , and I thought it was time to simplify things. Remove the distractions, focus on the content. I hope this improves everyone’s reader experience!

01/07/2019

Jalup iOS 1.2.1 release (major update)

1. Card Freeze: prevent a card from appearing in learn, review and listen (access from white check mark).
2. Card Star: mark a card so you can return to it later (access from white check mark).
3. Easy card searching through frozen and starred cards (use search function on home screen)
4. Initial price display now automatically converted to your currency/exchange rate (from within app store)
5. And other small minor improvements!

Jalup Android 1.0.6 released

– Initial price display now automatically converted to your currency/exchange rate (from within app store)
– Minor improvements

01/04/2019

Jalup for Android – v1.0.5 released

Earn experience points through learning and reviewing cards and level up! Your level and experience points are shown on the home screen with an evolving icon.

12/31/2018

Jalup for iOS – v1.1.8 released finally!

With it comes:

1. Jalup Expert!
2. A free update to Jalup Expert from anyone who has previously purchased Maximum (from the Jalup temple store inside the app, tap upgrade)
3. A fix for the lock screen skipping issue when using Listen mode

There is one small issue to note. If you want to get the maximum package (regardless if it is a first time purchase or an upgraded purchase), you need to update the app to the newest version 1.1.8. Older versions (1.1.7 and less) that try to download the maximum package may crash upon download (because it would be trying to add Expert from Maximum when Expert doesn’t exist yet on the app).

I will prevent this from happening the next time there is a deck addition (to account for those late on updates still wanting Maximum), but I only discovered this issue after I already released everything live, and there is no way to go back for 1.1.8. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

*Jalup Expert for Android will be coming a bit later.

12/26/2018

Holiday Sale

The holiday sale that has been going on for December will probably run until the first week of the New Year.

Android 1.0.4 Released!

– Graphical update of home screen
– Learn and reviews now color coded to make it easier to see at a glance

iOS (Jalup Expert progress):

Card Linking – first run: 100% Complete
Deck Error Checking: 95% Complete
Code implementation: 95% Complete

Mostly just waiting for the app store functionality to return to do final tests, and then everything should be a go :)

Happy Holidays!

12/21/2018

– iOS version 1.1.7, a bug has been found where if you are in listen mode, and you have the screen off (the lock screen on), the tracks will occasionally skip. This has been fixed, and will be available in the next update (1.1.8) at the end of the month, which will also include Jalup Expert. I would release this bug fix earlier, but there are no updates allowed on the App Store between 12/23-12/27, and just in case this fix causes some kind of other strange behavior, I want to be able to address it immediately.

Thank you to the person who pointed out this issue! Not sure how long it has been around for.

– Jalup Expert progress:

Card Linking – first run: 100% Complete
Deck Error Checking: 80% Complete
Code implementation: 80% Complete

12/17/2018

Android – 1.0.3 Released:

– Added kana stroke order diagrams to Kana Conqueror
– Added kanji stroke order diagrams to Kanji Kingdom

iPhone

The next update for the iPhone version will include Jalup Expert, and an automatic (one tap) way to upgrade your Maximum deck to include Jalup Expert. Setting this up has taken a little more time than I thought.

Jalup Expert progress:

Card Linking – first run: 100% Complete
Deck Error Checking: 60% Complete
Code implementation: 75% Complete

It will most likely be released by the end of the month.

12/12/2018

Things are progressing smoothly with Jalup Expert development for the Jalup mobile apps. And yes, it will be included for free if you have already purchased Jalup Maximum.

12/09/2018

Jalup Android 1.0.2 released: Added in two new audio settings: auto-play for learn and auto-play for review.

12/05/2018

Jalup Android 1.0.1 released, fixing repeated tap issue, and adding in setting to adjust your review intervals.

11/28/2018

There was an issue with comments on the Japanese Level Up blog today. If any of your recent comments seem to be affected, or if there is any strange comment behavior, let me know!

11/25/2018

New landing page for Japanese Level Up to hopefully explain Jalup a little better to people unfamiliar with it. The blog and all of its posts will continue to run the same. But you’ll need to update your bookmarks to https://japaneselevelup.com/blog.

11/23/2018

  • The Jalup App is now available for Android, live on Google Play!
  • Jalup iOS v1.1.7 has been released. This has some minor improvements, and fixes some of the card linking issues reported by users.

11/21/2018

Jalup Holiday Sale Starting Now!

Level Packages: $99.99
Maximum Package: $249.99

Across all Platforms (Anki, Jalup App Android/iOS, and Jalup NEXT)

*The Jalup App for Android will be finishing up beta shortly and will be available at the above introductory prices upon release.
*The price display numbers will change on iOS Jalup v1.1.7 (which should be available as an update shortly)

11/19/2018

If you’ve seen the most recent post, you know that I’m very excited to announce the Jalup Android version beta testing starting.

Another piece of good news. You can now fully transfer your progress from Jalup NEXT to the Jalup Mobile app, on either Android or iPhone.

In order to do this, you’ll need to e-mail me a request, and provide me the e-mail of your Jalup NEXT account. I’ll send you a .csv file of your Jalup NEXT data. Then you just need to follow a few simple instructions which I provide, and you’ll be able to upload it directly into the app!

11/9/2018

Big things are coming soon. If you have been wondering about the lack of updates, I’ve been very busy doing Jalup stuff :)

10/27/2018

1.1.6 update release fixing the critical bug discussed below.  Please update to this. Thanks to Apple for the super fast response time!

Also I’ve been made aware of the typo on card JB11, where in the definition the word すみません is replaced with おはよう. I think because it’s such a simple card that most people didn’t bother saying anything. It will be updated in the next version!

10/26/2018

There is currently a crash issue that is caused by the Jalup App 1.1.5 update. If you haven’t updated yet to 1.1.5, don’t, and please wait for version 1.1.6. For all current users who have already updated to 1.1.5:

You will experience this bug if you have finished any deck (ex. 232 kc cards or 1000 JB cards), and have never set a goal for these decks. I am very sorry for not spotting this issue on the last update.

I’ve already implemented the fix, and uploaded it to the App Store through v 1.1.6. However, it can take a few days for the App Store to approve an update.

There is a temporary way to fix this in your 1.1.5 version. Please perform the following steps:

1. Export a backup of your deck (do not forget to do this)
2. Open up the .csv file in Google Spreadsheets as an editable spreadsheet. You may be able to do this with Excel as well, but Google Spreadsheets works the best.
3. For every deck you have completed, you are going to need to go to the final row, and change column L from review to learn

Ex. 1: If you finished kana conqueror, go to the row where column B shows 7232. Then go to column L in that row and change the word review to learn
Ex. 2: If you finished Jalup Beginner, go to the row where column B shows 1000. Then go to column L in that row and change the word review to learn

You need to do this for every deck that is complete

4. Export this spreadsheet as a .csv file
5. From inside the app, go to Backup > Import > Select this .csv you just exported.

Note: for those of you who tried deleting the app and reinstalling it and get the error “Error: Your backup must match your current owned deck count…” You must first restore all the purchases you have before importing the .csv. So if you have had Jalup Maximum, you must first restore Jalup Maximum, then import. If you had KC and JB, you must restore each of those individually and then import.

You will only need to restore these purchases if you tried to fix the issue by deleting the app and reinstalling.

6. Assuming you followed everything above, you will be able to tap Learn or Listen, which was crashing for you before. The decks that you have finished will show 1 card left to do (since you edited them).

If you can hold off on that one card until 1.1.6 is available, then you don’t need to do anything else. Just make sure not to learn the final card or the bug will return.

If you really want to proceed through that one card, you need to swipe left to set a goal on that deck. Set any date. Return back to learn. Then learn the final card. The goal will be completed, and the card will be back in your reviews. You’ll need to do this set goal/complete final card for each deck that has one card remaining. Once 1.1.6 is out, you won’t need to do this.

Again, I apologize for missing this issue. If you have any problem with the above steps or something still isn’t working right, please e-mail me.

10/24/2018

Jalup App 1.1.5 released

Fixed an issue where setting a goal and then finishing the deck where the goal was set caused the app to crash when trying to enter Learn or Listening mode.

10/14/2018

Jalup App 1.1.4 released

– Click on cards from a search to hear their audio
– New Kanji Kingdom Customization – You can now simplify what the front of a Kanji Kingdom Card displays (Choose between standard, J/E Keywords only, E-Keyword only, or J-Keyword only)

9/28/2018

Jalup App 1.1.3 released

– Learning Goal Feature: Set a deck completion date (swipe left on a deck in Learn), and be given the amount of daily cards you need to do accomplish that goal. **Please note: after installing this update, it will take 24 hours for the goal to display an accurate daily count.**
– Add explanation message to Stories and Situations
– Add warning about Siri requirement for using Speaking Missions
– Other minor improvements

9/17/2018

Jalup App 1.1.2 released!

– New Search Feature! Search through all your owned or learned cards, or through specific decks, and have your results displayed in an easy way to compare how a word is used in different sentences.
– Add help message in Jalup store, which explains what to do if a download didn’t work.
– During reviews, removed the alert that told you when you finished reviewing your cards and now are going to go back to the cards you marked with an X. This got in the way more often than not, and was more annoying than helpful. Once you finish all your base reviews, your marked wrong cards will just be displayed.
– Minor xp boosts for various actions within app.
– Gave review monsters a little movement

9/10/2018

Jalup App 1.1.1 released. This is a minor improvements update. The next update is going to add a major new function, and something really exciting to look forward to :)

– Resetting a deck now resets the tutorial, so you can repeat a tutorial.
– Listening to Cards in Media Player now very slightly increase their ease (since it acts as a sort of review)
– SRS interval timings tweaked to be less harsh

9/3/2018

Jalup App 1.0.9 released. Stories and Situations now included within the app!

9/1/2018

I created some new visuals to explain how the Jalup learning system works, because sometimes it isn’t the easiest thing to figure out what is going on with the method. This can be seen on the About page and the Store page now.

Jalup App 1.0.9 is about 80% finished. And with it will come Jalup Beginner Stories, Jalup Beginner Situations, Jalup Intermediate Stories, and Jalup Intermediate Situations. There will be plenty of samples for free users, and all of it will be included if you buy (or already bought) Jalup Beginner or Intermediate.

8/23/2018

Jalup 1.0.8 Released!

– Learn & Review Card Peeking Function (Swipe back and forward between cards as you are learning or reviewing them. (Useful for when you make mistakes, when you want to connect cards, see what’s coming, or see what you’ve done)
– Individual Deck Resets Added (Now can reset any deck of your choice – for example if you don’t want to get reviews from it anymore or if you want to begin it over again)
– When you finish all the original reviews of a session, a message will let you know that you are now reviewing cards you just marked with an X
– Some design tweaks on tutorials

8/17/2018

Jalup 1.0.7 Released – Critical bug fix for Jalup App.

An issue was causing the app to crash when some people tried to export their progress on an iPad. Everything should all be good to go.

8/14/2018

Jalup 1.0.6 Released.

This is a minor update, with a lot of small improvements that will help things run faster in the future. I also fixed some coloring issues, a few small lingering bugs, and fixed the giant tutorial images stretching on the iPad version.

8/4/2018

Jalup 1.0.5 Released!

Check out the details in this explanation post.

8/1/2018

Jalup 1.0.5 is just right around the corner and it will introduce some new features I’m proud of: User Stats, Daily Roundup, and Review Monster.

Jalup Expert is currently in the works for both the Jalup App and Jalup NEXT. As I mentioned before, linking it is a painfully slow process, but it is in development now!

7/24/2018

Jalup 1.0.4 released! With it comes Jalup Intermediate, Jalup Advanced, and the Jalup Maximum package.

The Jalup Store and the way all the products across the 3 platforms has gotten too bloated and confusing, so some major changes have been made. Both pricing and product line have been reformed.

Anki

1. Individual Anki stages (in groups of 250) have been completely removed. The only purchase option is now for a full level, which includes 1,000 cards.  If you were in the middle of buying individual stages (ex. you bought stages 1 and 2 of Jalup Beginner and need to buy the remaining 2), you will be able to purchase the remaining stages individually. Please send me an e-mail and I will provide you the remaining links.
2. Anki level packages no longer includes all of the bonus items (Situations, Stories, etc.)
3. Anki level packages have all been dropped down significantly in price to $99.99. This is to account for the bonus items being removed, the individual stage option removed, and the fact that Anki requires the least maintenance cost for me.
4. Jalup Expert has been split in half. The first half (1,000 cards) will continue to be called Expert. The second half (1,000 cards) has been renamed Jalup Hero. The split of these 2 is reflected in the pricing. The content has not been changed at all.
5. Jalup Immersion (stages 1-5) has been renamed Jalup Master, as it is a direct continuation off of Jalup Expert/Hero, and has confused people with its name. The content remains the same.
6. Jalup Maximum still remains exactly the same, and includes everything at the same price.

Jalup App

Jalup Expert is currently in development for the Jalup App. This will take longer than Intermediate and Advanced took, but it is coming. This will be followed by Jalup Hero, Jalup Master, etc.

Jalup Next

1. As Expert is being developed for Jalup App, it will also be developed for Jalup NEXT. So both will be released at the same time.
2. Jalup Next prices have been increased. This is to account for the rising costs of maintaining Jalup NEXT, and it being the most expensive of the 3 platforms to continue with.

As always, thanks for the continued support!

7/21/2018

Jalup Intermediate, Jalup Advanced and the Maximum package will be included in the Jalup App on the next update (v1.0.4). It’s coming much sooner than you expect!

7/13/2018

Jalup 1.0.3 released!

See a detailed post explaining speaking missions and what’s coming soon.

– Test your speaking ability with Speaking Missions!
– Level icon picture now changes every 2 or 3 levels (and “evolves” as you get higher level)
– Increase experience points per card based on how many times that card was marked correct
– Increase experience points earned for new card learns
– Removed “Level Rank,” because it doesn’t accurately represent the user’s real level.
– Total icon overhaul
– Hide back button to prevent confusion on returning from card links

7/9/2018

Speaking Missions is taking a little bit longer than expected, but 1.0.3 is coming soon. In addition to this giant new feature, a lot of other small really cool things will be coming with it.

7/2/2018

Jalup app 1.0.3 is going to introduce a really cool new feature called Speaking Missions. It’s going to be a way to interactively practice your speaking ability from what you’ve learned from the decks.

This is a big update that I’ve been working on, and I think will be very exciting when released :)

6/26/2018

Jalup app 1.0.2 released:

New features:
– Kanji Kingdom – the 2300 cards that will help you master the kanji – has now been released.
Fixes:
– Combined Decks Reviews – Kana Conqueror now shows images
– Kana Conqueror images have been shrunken a bit to make better use of screen space

6/19/2018

Jalup app 1.0.1 released:

New Features:
– Vacation Mode
– Card Accuracy Check
– Card Stats & Rankings
– Explanations added to confusing areas
– Gain experience points for listening
– Experience points restored with import

6/14/2018

Jalup mobile app released for iOS! What is the Jalup App?

5/28/2018

Jalup mobile announced – beta testing started