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My first android application

Finally, it’s been almost 2 years I’ve started this and I actually managed to get it done! I’m talking about my first Android application. I started back in China when I thought it would be nice to have something more convenient to learn my Chinese than hundred of paper sheets everywhere, small one to pick them randomly, big one to write everything and so on…

That’s how I came up with the idea of an application asking me to write, or read Hanzis, and allowing me to build list of Hanzis to work on a specific lesson. Of course I wasn’t willing to add manually all my Hanzis so I least it needed to come with the 5000 Hanzis of the HSK.

During those two years I lost everything in the process, we backpacked for $10 a day (not the best work condition 🙂 ) for a few months, and I started a new job, hence the long time to go through. But it’s done. Posted on the play store today and I even made a video of it.

The good thing about that is since I had to test extensively this app, my Chinese is coming back (at least HSK 1, 2 and almost 3 for now 🙂 )

I know that people reading this blog are usually not interested in Mandarin but if you are enjoy. I chose to make it free, I hope it will help you as much as it helped me to progress.

Here is the app on the Play Store (Yes I have my own account now ! 🙂 )

And here is the video to introduce the app.