DianHua Dictionary

Lookup words and Study Chinese with both Traditional and Simplified characters in this fully offline capable Chinese-English dictionary for iOS.

DianHua Dictionary +Audio

DianHua Dictionary +Audio includes native audio pronunciation of over 16,000 entries in DianHua Dictionary along with simulated pronunciation of all 100,000+ entries.

Recent Blog Posts

An Updated JSQLLC.com

JSQLLC.com has been needing a facelift on the front-end and a platform change on the backend for quite some time. Due to security issues with the CMS I was using previously, I had left the site isolated, read-only on its own server. Now that the site is on...

A Bumpy Start — Addressing A Misconception

Having had some time to look through App Store reviews today, it’s obvious I have some upset users.  Unfortunately, the upgrade bug DianHua’s existing users have run into is affecting their experience in DianHua v4.0.  New users are not seeing these...

BETA Testers Needed

What?  You’re laughing.  I’m serious about this.  I know it’s nearly April Fool’s Day, but it really is time for a limited public BETA test of DianHua Dictionary 4.0 and DianHua Audio Dictionary 4.0.  Still don’t believe me?  Alright,...

Two Steps Forward, Two Steps Back

  The Sync system in DianHua Dictionary works reasonably well albeit with some performance issues and a couple of minor, fairly rare bugs.  The problem with it is that I didn’t plan well for the inevitable…new features.  There just is no easy upgrade...

How About Some Character Animations?

Over the past few years, I’ve had many users ask about character animations.  Being that it’s a labor intensive process to produce character animations, I’ve been hesitant to go down the path, and some of the companies with licensable content have...

Still Alive and Kicking

  The calendar says 2012, doesn’t it?  I’ve done everything I can to pretend I didn’t make it through 2011 without a single DianHua Dictionary update, but it’s time to face the music.  It happened, and given that this is a one man show, I...

Sync Challenges Fixed

During the server move, I found the underlying cause of the sync performance issues.  You should now see a delay as the sync from your device prepares and transmits data.  At the point of actually syncing at the server, it should only take a few seconds to...

Sync Challenges

I have been getting more and more reports of sync challenges from DianHua users.  Most of them appear to be data that syncs correctly if I do so manually from the server so I believe we’re dealing with performance and/or network problems.    Before I make...

Back to School Sale

It’s that time of year, and I felt like giving students a price break.  Through the end of August, the DianHua Dictionary Audio Module is on sale for $0.99.  After the sale, the price will return to $4.99.