Review words between apps with Japanese Flash update

Latest version of Japanese Flash offers new backup and restore feature and cross integration with other iPhone apps.
By: Ross Sharrott
May 19, 2011 - PRLog -- Learning a language is a multi-faceted task. Word discovery, finding words in reading material or heard in a conversation, is an important aspect of increasing fluency. Retention of of such words, however, remains a major difficulty.

Japanese Flash, the popular Japanese vocab study app, added cross integration with other apps on Thursday. The new feature will allow other apps to send words to study and review later. Rikai Browser will be the first app to integrate with Japanese Flash, with a planned update in June.

“Soon Japanese learners will be able to look up a word on a web page in Rikai Browser, then at a tap lunch Japanese Flash, star the word for later, and return to reading the web page”, said Ross Sharrott, a Director at Long Weekend, the producer of Japanese Flash and Rikai Browser.

The new release also includes backup and restore of user made study sets, allowing users to transfer sets between multiple devices, such as an iPhone and iPad.

“This is really a first step toward the goal of sharing your learning with other users. You can already tweet words you find, in a future version we plan to allow users to share self created study sets,” added Sharrott.

Japanese Flash comes preloaded with over 180 study sets at all levels, letting students focus on vocabulary for their level. Users can also build study sets using the 149,000+ word built-in Japanese-English dictionary.

The app costs USD $7.99, or JPY 900, and can be found on the Apple App Store.

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