Archive for the ‘Bug’ Category

KanjiBox 2.1.4 crashes on Spanish devices

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Update: version 2.2.1 just released on the Store fixes the issue described below. If you are still experiencing any problem after upgrading, please do contact me.

Due to a major screw-up across the board, the latest version of KanjiBox (2.1.4) crashes on all devices running iOS in Spanish (no matter the country).

Help (and a bug-fixing version) is on the way (as soon as Apple approves it). In the meantime, you can read here on temporary tricks to work around the problem.

As always, do not hesitate to contact me if you run into any issue while using KanjiBox.

Sorry about that.

KanjiBox 2.1.3 Sync Account: ‘Create with Facebook’ bug

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Update (11/11/11): All Sync passwords had to be reset. Please read this announcement for details.

Current version of KB (2.1.3) has a small bug with Sync Account creation: when using ‘Create with Facebook‘ (the recommended option), after logging into Facebook, KanjiBox displays a ‘Login Failed’ message (and the account is not created).

Of course, this bug will be fixed in the next version of KanjiBox, but in the meantime, there is a simple workaround to create a Sync Account tied to your Facebook account:

  1. Browse to the Online version of KanjiBox.
  2. Log-in using the ‘Facebook‘ button (this will create your account if it doesn’t exist yet).
  3. Once logged-in, use the ‘Login info‘ box on the main page to set your email and password.
  4. Go back to your iPhone/iPad/iPod and in KanjiBox, simply enter the email and password you have just picked into ‘Sync » Login‘ panel (no need to create an account from the device).

Sorry for this small inconvenience and definitely let me know if you run into any other issue with KanjiBox.

Note: Although it is absolutely optional, tying your account with Facebook brings you a few advantages, such as the possibility to compare your scores with friends and see global rankings.

Compatibility with iOS 5 (and a few goodies)

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Version 2.1 of KanjiBox has just been approved and released to the App Store today (if you are already a user, you should get an update notice within a couple hours).

Most importantly, this version fixes a couple important compatibility issues with iOS 5 (I noticed these during the beta-testing of iOS 5 and submitted the fix early last week, unfortunately it was too late to be reviewed before iOS 5 came out). Both the crash when trying to change Level settings and the strange layout issue in the end-of-quiz High Score dialog box, have been fixed. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you encounter any other issue with this new version.

In addition to this bug-fixing, v. 2.1 brings a couple new features and improvements (see the Help section, and particularly the “What’s new” section, for more info). Most notably:

  1. A much larger Vocab database! From about 17k entries, to over 35k (with a few thousand obsolete/rare entries removed from the previous set). This should be particularly useful for those who want to make their own Learning Set.
  2. Tentative support for new languages in the kanji/vocab translations (other than English). Some levels (N5 and sometimes N4-N3) have been translated by a team of volunteers in about half a dozen languages (French, Spanish, German, Italian, Swedish, Polish…). More (levels and languages) are coming in future versions. Feel free to check the online FAQ if you want to help (great way to learn while helping others!).
  3. Many cosmetic improvements, such as the ability to change the display font…

Yet Another Compatibility Problem

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Although I am unfortunately iPod-less at the moment, I have received reports of new compatibility problems, introduced by the latest version of iPhone OS.

I am still waiting on detailed crash logs from any of the people who reported these issues, in order to figure exactly what is going on. In the meantime, I have submitted yesterday an update which might fix the issue preemptively (by removing all dependencies on Apple’s useless database library).

If you are a beta-tester, please download the latest build (116) and let me know how it goes…

As usual, for everybody else, it will be up to Apple’s approval schedule. Count one to two weeks for an upgrade in the iTunes Store.

Compatibility Fix

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Even though KanjiBox seemed to work just fine with early beta releases of OS 3.1/3.1.1, the final release version of Apple’s latest OS has broken compatibility with KanjiBox. As a result, you might experience some crashes with the app after updating your iPod/iPhone. A bug-fixing update has been submitted last week and should hit the store within a week or two (Apple willing, as usual).

Thanks for your patience.

Update: the application was just released on the iTunes Store (congrats, Apple, you are down to “only” a week waiting time for update reviews!)