Hanping Chinese Camera 1.2.3 released!

July 21st, 2014

Fixed crashing on 4.4 (KitKat) devices.

Available from the Google Play Store & Amazon Appstore.

Hanping Chinese Camera 1.2.2 released!

June 24th, 2014

1.2.2 is a minor bug fix update on 1.2.1.

Available from the Google Play Store & Amazon Appstore.

Hanping Chinese Dictionary Lite 3.8.5/6/7 released!

June 19th, 2014

This is a bug fix update on 3.8.4. 3.8.6 & 3.8.7 are very minor bug fix updates.

  • Added optional setting for controlling whether usage statistics and/or errors can be automatically reported
  • Some other bug fixes

Available from the Google Play & Amazon Appstore.

Hanping Chinese Dictionary Pro 3.8.5/7 released!

June 19th, 2014

This is a minor bug fix update (3.8.7 is another one):

  • Fixed audio bug that prevented audio playback from working on some devices
  • Added optional setting for controlling whether usage statistics and/or errors can be automatically reported
  • Some other bug fixes

Available from the Google Play Store & Amazon Appstore.

Hanping Chinese Camera 1.2.0/1 released!

June 4th, 2014

1.2.1 is a very minor update on 1.2.0 which includes:

  • Improved first time installation experience if user does not already have Hanping dictionary installed (1.2.1-only)
  • Fixed Gallery bug (saving image)
  • Better About screen
  • Simpler Settings screen
  • Some bug fixes

Available from the Google Play Store & Amazon Appstore.

Hanping Chinese Dictionary Lite 3.8.3/4 released!

June 1st, 2014

Please note: This update is going out as a staged rollout, so if you have not yet received it, then you should receive it some time in the next couple of days.

This update covers:

  • Better sorting of search results
  • Several secondary screens updated with new UI and better UX. UI now honours night mode setting
    • About screen – Social networks section (Facebook, Twitter, Google+), Legal notices section, removed “Touch to refresh purchase info” (now in Add-ons screen)
    • Settings screen – separated Chinese display settings into second screen. This allows first Settings screen to show a convenient summary of your Chinese settings in one sample text
    • Add-ons screen – this is a new screen showing which dictionaries and apps you currently have installed. Clicking the refresh button will check the Google Play server for your in-app purchases. It will also refresh the information on the screen in case you have just installed a dictionary or app etc
    • Backup / Restore screen - Pro version only
  • Storage – Completely reorganised the way Hanping stores data (dictionary data and user data) on your device. For your privacy, your user data (e.g. starred words, search history and settings) is stored in internal storage so that it cannot be read/stolen/sabotaged by other apps. By default, app data (such as dictionary data, character data etc) is now stored in internal storage. However, if your device is low on internal storage space (common on older devices) then it will be stored in ‘external’ storage.  There is now a new location for things like downloads, fonts and backups – /Android/data/com.embermitre.hanping. Another advantage of these changes is that Hanping will now work on old devices with empty SD card slot
  • Miscellaneous
    • Radicals – after clicking on a radical, the next screen now shows the characters in the custom font (if you are using one)
    • Audio files – these are now bundled within the app, so no need for the one-time download. Also they should play a little faster than before
    • Hanping Chinese! – We have a new website address as well as new TwitterFacebook and Google+ pages
    • Some bug fixes

Available from the Google Play & Amazon Appstore.

Hanping Chinese Dictionary Pro 3.8.4 released!

June 1st, 2014

Please note: This update is going out as a staged rollout, so if you have not yet received it, then you should receive it some time in the next couple of days.

This is a minor update.

  • Better search result ordering
  • Added better user information when trying to purchase ABC dictionary add-ons in China. Read how to do it here.
  • Minor audio bug fix
  • Some other bug fixes

Available from the Google Play Store & Amazon Appstore.

Hanping Chinese Dictionary Pro 3.8.3 released!

May 27th, 2014

For a small minority of users, there was a bug in the earlier 3.8 releases that prevented starred words and search history (from pre3.8 versions) being retained in 3.8+ versions.

This has been fixed in this release.

However, if you have previously updated to 3.8.0/3.8.1/3.8.2 then you may need to do some small steps to get you starred words back.

First, try simply running the app (version 3.8.3). If all your starred words and search history are restored then you don’t need to read on.

  1. Clear Data on Hanping Pro app (to do this click on the first item in Hanping’s About screen and then click on the Clear Data button)
  2. In the directory /Android/data/com.embermitre.hanping please rename any “backups” folder to “backups.old” (You can use a File manager app such as ES File Explorer to do this). You can also try skipping this step because it is only necessary in certain situations.
  3. Run Hanping Pro again. If prompted to restore user data then choose Yes

Please email us if you have any concerns: hanpingchinese@embermitre.com

Available from the Google Play Store & Amazon Appstore.

Hanping Chinese Dictionary Pro 3.8.0/1/2 released!

May 19th, 2014

3.8.1 & 3.8.2 are minor bugfix updates on 3.8.0.

This update covers:

  • Several secondary screens updated with new UI and better UX. UI now honours night mode setting
    • About screen – Social networks section (Facebook, Twitter, Google+), Legal notices section, removed “Touch to refresh purchase info” (now in Add-ons screen)
    • Settings screen – separated Chinese display settings into second screen. This allows first Settings screen to show a convenient summary of your Chinese settings in one sample text
    • Add-ons screen – this is a new screen showing which dictionaries and apps you currently have installed. Clicking the refresh button will check the Google Play server for your in-app purchases. It will also refresh the information on the screen in case you have just installed a dictionary or app etc
    • Backup / Restore screen – see below for more details
  • Storage – Completely reorganised the way Hanping stores data (dictionary data and user data) on your device. For your privacy, your user data (e.g. starred words, search history and settings) is stored in internal storage so that it cannot be read/stolen/sabotaged by other apps. By default, app data (such as dictionary data, character data etc) is now stored in internal storage. However, if your device is low on internal storage space (common on older devices) then it will be stored in ‘external’ storage.  There is now a new location for things like downloads, fonts and backups – /Android/data/com.embermitre.hanping. Another advantage of these changes is that Hanping will now work on old devices with empty SD card slot
  • Backup / Restore – You user data (starred words, search history and settings) is now automatically backed up to the /Android/data/com.embermitre.hanping/backups folder.  This means that you can Clear Data without risk losing your starred words etc.  You can (and maybe should!) check the status of your backups in the new Backup/Restore screen. The ‘User Data’ refers to the current state of your starred words etc. The ‘Local Backup’ refers to the latest backup in /Android/data/com.embermitre.hanping/backups.  In future, we hope to add a ‘Remote Backup’ section but sadly there is no robust technical solution available to do this yet. In the meantime, you can ‘Export backup’ to keep your user data in a safe place (e.g. Dropbox or your email account).  Restoring user data is now also improved. You can either ‘Import backup’ or simply ‘Share’ an old backup from another app (e.g. dropbox or email attachment)
  • Miscellaneous
    • Radicals – after clicking on a radical, the next screen now shows the characters in the custom font (if you are using one)
    • Audio files – these are now bundled within the app, so no need for the one-time download. Also they should play a little faster than before
    • Hanping Chinese! – We have a new website address as well as new Twitter, Facebook and Google+ pages

Available from the Google Play Store & Amazon Appstore.

Hanping Chinese Dictionary Lite 3.7.1 released!

February 25th, 2014

This is a very minor bug fix update on 3.7.0.

  • Added Chinese localization for Clipboard Monitoring
  • Some bug fixes and tidying up

Available from the Google Play & Amazon Appstore.