Added Meerling, the dancing meerkat animation, after you get 10 exercises right. Our research shows that nothing motivates users to learn languages more than dancing meerkats 😀
Fixed Words Exercise bug resulting in wrong answer alert when iOS language is not set to English.
Enhanced Words Exercise algorithm that jumbles answer buttons.
Improved Write Exercises by removing punctuation from answer buttons.
Fixed Write Exercise issue which occasionally caused only one letter to appear in answer buttons.
Made several improvements to the Help system. When Meerling winks (meerkat mascot upper right) it means help is available. Tap Meerling to display a Help bubble.
Improved Daily Phrases notification so it appears long after the first app startup where it is usually ignored. Learning a new phrase every day improves your probability of becoming fluent, so give it a try in More > Settings.
Added back button to Write Exercise on iPads.
Decreased the delay between exercise scoring and the Continue button, so you can move through lessons faster.
Enhanced Vidalingua Plus screen with a clearer explanation of the 1-week free trial.
Fixed issue which caused phrases not be pronounced if you tapped on them in rapid succession.
Changed Learn Language selection in Settings so it is no longer linked to the iOS language setting.
Enhanced Words Exercises by anchoring answer buttons so they no longer shift down when you select the first one.
Improved launch screen on app startup.
Fixed Words Exercise issue for iOS Dark mode.
Delayed app rating prompt. Why do we ask? Because 5-star ratings make it possible for us to invest more in updates.
Added Try Lingidy option to the More menu, because if you haven't already, you should really try our new app Lingidy!
Minor improvements to localization, in-app help and screen layouts.
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Added Writing Exercises to all Lessons, over 1200 new exercises in all.
Implemented On-Demand help system. When help is available, Meerkat icon at the top-right of the screen winks. Tap on the Meerkat icon to see available help.
Added opt-in advertising that unlocks over 1,000 exercises in the free versions of Spanish, German, Japanese & Swedish.
Improved Word Order Exercises by including a word not in the phrase to make it harder.
Added More menu to tab bar with links to Settings, User Guide and Vidalingua Plus screen.
Removed Notifications permission request from app start-up. To receive Phrase of the Day notifications, tap on More in the tab bar, then tap on Settings.
Fixed issues with Settings screen layout and iPad tab bar.
Releasing Learn Swedish +, Learn Japanese + and Learn Hindi +
Improved speech recognition for Say exercise.
Added pronunciation to Picture exercise.
Increased number of free lessons to 12.
Enhanced Settings and Vidalingua Plus screen layouts.
Improved app navigation and help.
Added hold & release behavior to microphone for Say exercise. Select in Settings tab.
Improved Say exercise for phrases in Numbers and Time lessons.
Increased clickable space for back button on Phrases screen.
Implemented offline access to premium lessons.
Added support for word contractions in Search.
Fixed issue with first day of Streak.
Improvements to Exercises flow.
Implemented end-of-speech detection to Say exercise so you don't have to tap on microphone when you are done recording. To activate, tap on Settings in the tab bar and uncheck the box for Tap microphone to end recording.
Implemented Dynamic Type so the size of text on phrases screens will adapt to your selection in iOS Settings > Accessibility > Display & Text Size > Larger Text.
Added Christmas Theme. To give it at try, tap on Settings in the tab bar, swipe to the bottom of the screen and tap on the box next to Christmas Theme.
Fixed Learn Spanish + issue that resulted in crash for some users when they tapped on a premium lesson.
Implemented submenu for Progress tab and improved layout of Daily Goal screen.
Improved visual cue on phrases screen that indicates which phrase is being pronounced.
Improved usability for users that subscribe to premium lessons and fix for offline access.
Implemented colorful buttons for Lessons screen. If you prefer list view, you can change it in Settings > Display lessons, select Buttons.
Added support for iOS 13 Dark Mode. To activate, go to iOS Settings > Display & Brightness, set Appearance to Dark.
Implemented Picture Exercises for most phrases. To give it a try, open Greetings Lesson and tap on blue circle to the right of "Good morning." Tap on the Picture icon in the tab bar. Then tap on the image that closest matches with the word at the top of the screen.
Goal achieved animated Panda. Achieve you daily Progress Goal and a dancing Panda will celebrate with you.
Fixed Learn French + Word exercise for "Et toi ?" and pronunciation of "No".
Fixed issue causing Say Exercises to fail for some Phrases in the Number and Time lessons.
Added panel view for iPad. Tap on Lessons in the tab bar to display Lessons on the left and Phrases to the right.
Improved flow for Say Exercise. Accept permissions prompts now appear before phrase is pronounced.
Improved tab bar icons in Lessons and Exercises screens.
Fixed issues when tapping on tab bar icons repeatedly.