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. 

One of Pleco’s Upcoming Features

Back in Fall 2008 shortly after the first release of DianHua Dictionary, I had a couple of users ask me about a camera-based dictionary look-up tool.  While I loved the idea, I had not the time, funding, nor expertise to undertake such a project.  It looks like Pleco...

Contemplating DianHua on the iPad

When Apple first announced the iPad, I have to admit I was a bit underwhelmed. For whatever reason, the platform failed to capture my attention the same way the iPhone did. Of course, that was before I had one in my hands. Even though I’m a bit disappointed in...