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.

Retired App: Hanping Chinese Classic

February 24th, 2014

On 22.02.2014, we officially retired our Hanping Chinese Classic app for Android.

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Originally released as Hanping Chinese Dictionary back on 13 October 2009, this was our first Android app, and first Chinese app too.  On 28 January 2012, it was the first Chinese language-learning Android app to reach 500,000 downloads on Google Play, and ended up with 924,038 downloads. The vast majority of those downloads were achieved before we released Hanping Chinese Dictionary Lite (on 7 September 2012) which superseded the Classic app. At its peak it attracted almost 3,000 downloads a day! If you combine downloads from all app stores, Hanping Chinese Classic was the first Chinese language-learning Android app to reach one million downloads.

So, after 1594 days on Google Play, here are its final ratings:

Final Hanping Classic Ratings

If you still want to use Hanping Chinese Classic (which works on devices running Android 1.5 Cupcake or higher) then you can download it here.

Thank you to everyone who supported us to make this app happen.

You can find our current Chinese language-learning apps for Android on Google Play and Amazon.

Hanping Chinese Camera 1.1.6, 1.1.7 released!

February 24th, 2014

1.1.6 (Android 2.2) & 1.1.7 (Android 2.3+) are minor updates including:

  • Faster recognition library (1.1.6 for armeabi, 1.1.7 for armeabi-v7a)
  • Some bug fixes

Available from the Google Play Store & Amazon Appstore.

Hanping Chinese Dictionary Pro 3.7.2 released!

February 24th, 2014

This is a bug fix update for 3.7.1.

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

Available from the Google Play Store & Amazon Appstore.

Hanping Chinese Dictionary Lite 3.7.0 released!

February 22nd, 2014
  • Clipboard Monitoring (Android 4.0+) – when you copy Chinese characters into the Clipboard you can optionally get a system notification showing the definition. This monitoring can be triggered at system startup (the app now requests “run at startup” permission) or triggered manually (in the action bar overflow menu). Unfortunately, many Android 4.3 devices have a well-known bug preventing realtime Clipboard monitoring from working properly. In this case, you will need to use the Clipboard icon in the notification, to trigger Hanping to read the Clipboard. Please read this topic on our forum for more information
  • Support for Sharing Chinese text to Hanping’s new Notification feature. For example, if you select some Chinese text, instead of Copying to Clipboard, you can Share to Hanping Notification.  This has the bonus of not unnecessarily touching your Clipboard (which might trigger other Clipboard-listening apps). Also, you don’t need to have Clipboard Monitoring running for this to work. This is good for those who do not want to have a persistent notification in their Notification Shade
  • New app icon – the old one looked oh-so-Gingerbready, so we’ve gone for a clean simple approach to better reflect the app’s UI and UX. We hope you like it!
  • Other bug fixes

New Permission request: “run at startup” – allows the Clipboard Monitoring feature to be triggered when your device starts up.  Use the settings icon in the Clipboard Monitoring notification, to configure this.

Available from the Google Play Store & Amazon Appstore.

Hanping Chinese Camera 1.1.5 released!

February 21st, 2014

1.1.5 is a bug fix update which includes:

  • New app icon!
  • Fixed problem with devices where the camera preview resolution is considerably lower than the screen resolution
  • More informative feedback to user when camera unable to focus – try holding the camera further from the text
  • Several other bug fixes

Available from the Google Play Store & Amazon Appstore.

Hanping Chinese Dictionary Pro 3.7.1 released!

February 18th, 2014

This is a bug fix update for 3.7.0.

Also adds support for Sharing Chinese text to Hanping’s new Notification feature. For example, if you select some Chinese text, instead of Copying to Clipboard, you can Share to Hanping Notification.  This has the bonus of not unnecessarily touching your Clipboard (which might trigger other Clipboard-listening apps).

Available from the Google Play Store & Amazon Appstore.

Hanping Chinese Dictionary Pro 3.7.0 released!

February 16th, 2014
  • Clipboard Monitoring (Android 4.0+) – when you copy Chinese characters into the Clipboard you can optionally get a system notification showing the definition. This monitoring can be triggered at system startup (the app now requests “run at startup” permission) or triggered manually (in the action bar overflow menu). Unfortunately, many Android 4.3 devices have a well-known bug preventing realtime Clipboard monitoring from working properly. In this case, you will need to use the Clipboard icon in the notification, to trigger Hanping to read the Clipboard. Please read this topic on our forum for more information
  • New app icon – the old one looked, oh so Gingerbready, so we’ve gone for a clean simple approach to better reflect the app’s UI and UX. We hope you like it!
  • Fixed a bug where downloading audio or dictionaries would sometimes crash.
  • Other bug fixes

New Permission request: “run at startup” – allows the Clipboard Monitoring feature to be triggered when your device starts up.  Use the settings icon in the Clipboard Monitoring notification, to configure this.

Available from the Google Play Store & Amazon Appstore.

Old app: Hanping Chinese Classic 3.1.6/3.1.7 released!

January 31st, 2014

The is the old free version of Hanping Chinese Dictionary. It is only useful to people running Android 2.2 or earlier.

If your Android device is running Android 2.3 Gingerbread (or higher) you will most probably want to install the new Hanping Chinese Dictionary Lite app (and uninstall this Classic app if necessary).  You can also keep both apps installed at the same time, if you wish. But it is probably a good idea to close (Force Stop) one app before opening the other.

The version on Google Play and Amazon Appstore is only available to devices running Android 2.2 (Froyo) and earlier.  If you are running a later version of Android and still wish to run this Classic app, then you can download it here.

Many thanks for your support.

Hanping Chinese Camera 1.1.1 to 1.1.4 released!

January 15th, 2014

1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, and 1.1.4 are bug fix updates on 1.1.0 which includes:

  • Merges multiple matches into one (e.g. 的 de)
  • Invoke app from Screenshot Captured notification
  • Better custom font support
  • Supports phonetic coloring
  • Several bug fixes

Available from the Google Play Store & Amazon Appstore.